2018 Vuelta a Espana will start in Malaga and wrap up in Madrid, Spain. According to online sportsbok news site in Spain, the 3-week long race begins on August 25 and ends on September 16, 2018. Before the actual mountain rides commence, the Vuelta a Espana odds can tell us who’s got the best climber’s legs.
Previous Winners Who Will Be Competing
Obviously, not all previous winners of Vuelta a Espana will be competing this year. Chris Froome is definitely the most noticeable absence. After all, Froome was supposed to be the defending champion.
We have the second best 2017 Vuelta a Espana rider, Vincenzo Nibali, competing instead. According to online sportsbooks in Spain, Nibali’s odds to win the upcoming race in Spain are at 3/1. The highlights of his performances are winning the 2018 Milan-San Remo and 2010 Vuelta a Espana.
The rest of the Vuelta a Espana odds include previous winners Alejandro Valverde in 2009, Fabio Aru in 2015 and Nairo Quintana in 2016. However, they are certainly not at their best this year. Aru (14/1) only managed sixth place in the Tour of Alps, while Quintana (15/2) barely made the 10th place in Tour de France.
What’s the Situation With Richie Porte and Simon Yates?
Richie Porte is the only guy who is actually targeting Vuelta a Espana 2018. The previous winners are more focused on Tour de France and look where that got them. So internet gambling sites in Spain estimate best odds for Porte to win the Vuelta a Espana 2018 at 5/2. After having to end Tour de France early, Porte said
“The Vuelta is probably a realistic goal and also the World Championships. It’s nice to be motivated to still race late in the season.”
On the other hand, Simon Yates (11/4) also has great Vuelta a Espana odds. Throughout 2018, Yates has shown great form especially in Giro d’Italia. He was leading three stages before cracking in the final week. For Vuelta a Espana 2018, Yates declared that lessons were learned and a different approach would be used!
Vuelta a Espana 2018 Overall Winner
Richie Porte (5/2) and Simon Yates (11/4) are the most likely riders to become the master of mountain cycling in 2018. For those wanting to stick with previous Vuelta a Espana winners, why not go with Vincenzo Nibali (33/1) or Alejandro Valverde (7/1)? Now that you know the most important Vuelta a Espana odds, you place your bet at Intertops Sporsbook!