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Vuelta a Andalucia 2015 Cycling Preview


Vuelta a Andalucia 2015 Cycling Preview

Vuelta a Andalucia 2015 gets under way Wednesday or Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol to give it the full name. For real in depth stuff head over to the Conde preview here.

Froome and Contador line up for this one rather than Oman and going by last years addition its a growing race and should be a good decision. The race contains a testing time trial and some hilly terrain, some of the finishes are quiet steep so that will play it parts in deciding the winner. The field lacks depth and in prices Contador looks value and Mollema does not look a bad each way option either as there is not a huge list of reliable gc guys. Van Den Broeck who isn’t a big winner  three times being second in this race.

Interested see how the absence of Valverde plays out for Movistar not sure who is there best lead.  At Ag2r it would seem it will be Bardet over Peraud. Mollema should fly for Trek, the new bike might do the job for his sometimes suspect time trial he tended to have. The style of racing should suit. He was 6th here last year. The new Lotto NL have lined up for debuts for both Keldermann and Ten Dam. Cummings who looks fit as a fiddle this season lines up for MTN but is barely mentioned in the betting.

Watch out for Edward Theuns for Wanty. 41st last year he is flying so far this season. Navarro was 8th last year and again I expect he will go well for Cofidis.

Bauke Mollema looks fit to win from the off this season. He could start at Vuelta a Andalucia 2015

Vuelta a Andalucia 2015 Winner:

1pt win Alberto Contador 15/8 betvictor

1pt each way  Bauke Mollema 14/1 betvictor

.1pt win Daniel Navarro 50/1 bet365


Minor offerings in the match betting markets

1pt Bardet to beat Geniez 1.69 pinnacle

2pts Navarro to beat F.Schleck 1.56 pinnacle

2.5pts Jungels to beat Coppel 10/11 bet365

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  1. Some small bets for opening two stages

    Stage 1a:

    .25pts P.Ligthart 28/1 bet365

    2pts Ligthart to beat E.Theuns 2.97 pinnacle
    1.5pts Van Staeyen to beat Ferrer 2.71 pinnacle

  2. Stage 2:

    The first day was kind to us Ligthart took the honours with the win at 28/1 and all the match bets came good. Moreno even ended up winning the time trial. Froome wasn’t up to it and covered our bet on Jungels.

    Stage 2 has some late climbing before a downhill and then a uphill finish.The race has been opened up quiet bit by crashes which lives us in doubt as to who is in working order. The finish s not steep at 3% but you will need to hang around to get there. I am a little unsure so playing small stakes three spread.

    .15pt Edward Theuns 25/1 betvictor
    .1pt Bobby Jungels 40/1 bet365
    .1pt Stephen CUmmings 150/1 bet365

    1pt Jungels to beat Chavanel 1.91 pinnacle
    1.5pts Ligthart to beat Bole 2.46 pinnacle
    1.5pt Van Staeyen to beat Farrar 2.27 pinnacle

  3. Stage 3:
    It was a poor bag Ligthart and Jungles were not at the races. So moving onto stage 3 it is a mountain day so lets see what happens in the contador v froome battle which we are on the contador side of. Keldermann could come good here he has looked sharp and the other two may be watching each other

    .25pts Keldermann 14/1 betvic

    i had small match bets involving keldermann beating van den broeck 1.55 and Kudus beating Brakovic 1.65.

  4. Stage 4:
    That small match bets won, but contador was in a world of his own and took the stage and now leads the overall. Stage 4 has more climbing and a steeper finish. THe finish is over 4km at over 10%.Its hard to see past Contador again but he is odds on so I look elsewhere although he is 2.42 with pinnacle which upon review I think is worth a small shout. The break might have its chance. Kennaugh and Kudus are far enough down on GC but showed well, they have better chances than prices suggest.

    2pts Alberto COntador 2.42 pinnacle
    .2pts Merahwi Kudus 50/1 paddys
    .2pts Peter Kennaugh 66/1 paddys

    1pt Contador to beat Froome 1.49 pinnacle
    1.5pts Kudus to beat Keldermann 6/4 paddys
    .5pts Kennaugh to beat Nieve 5/2 bet365

  5. Stage 5:

    An empty house on stage 4, froome looked good and timed it well to crack Contador. This stage is interesting for simple fact we do have an uphill finish. I am tempted by Degenkolb suiting this and bet on Bardet to get over todays puncture.

    1pt Degenkolb 7/2 paddys

    2pts Bardet to beat Inxausti 4/5 ladbrokes

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