Tour of Qatar 2015 Preview
The Tour of Qatar 2015 will likely be decided by the possible crosswinds but also by the nabbing of some bonus seconds on the days it all breaks up. Stage 3 is the time trial and its just under 11km long. There are no hills to be faced in this one just winds and splits.
Terpstra won last year by taking the opening stage from a late break before riding a good time trial to hold on. Sprinters could lose up to 20 seconds in that time trial but not much more than that.
Two that come to mind for this are Boom and Wiggins both have good time trials and great racing brains to avoid missing any splits. Wiggins has a focus this year and he is much more time trial built this year with Roubaix in mind and the hour record. He also took hold of the world time trial title. At the same prices I could not be backing Boom over Wiggins. Pinnacle have stuck the neck out a little with the 9.28 on Wiggins so I will gladly take it.
Cancellara is not the rider he was but he is still a strong racer and can hold his own in a time trial so at 19/1 he looks a bit big price wise. Brandle is purely a long shot shout at big odds.
Tour of Qatar 2015 Winner:
1.2pts Bradley Wiggins 9.28 pinnacle
.25ptsFabian Cancellara 19/1 ladbrokes
.1pt Matthias Brandle 150/1 paddys
Tour of Qatar 2015 Match Bets:
.5pt Wiggins to beat Cancellara 8/11 bet365
1pt Grivko to beat Westra 2.27 pinnacle
1pt Sagan to beat Boonen 1.93 pinnacle