The prestigious Italian Grand Tour will start in May and will be running for three weeks, challenging the physical aptitude of the best athletes in cycling. The Giro d’Italia 2019 winner predictions point to a possible victory by Simon Yates.
This year’s tour in Italy seems to have an exceptionally strong contestant: Tom Dumoulin. According to online sportsbooks in the UK, the Dutch cyclist has the best odds. He had a very consistent season in 2018. After winning the 2017 Giro d’Italia, he climbed the podium twice: in Italy and France. However, Simon Yates is expected to give everything he has this year in the Italian peninsula.
Simon Yates to take revenge for his placement last year
After losing last year, the British cyclist is ready to taste victory in the upcoming Giro d’Italia. Even though he won two stages, Yates collapsed in the last stages of the race.
Nevertheless, he had a very good year and won 2018 Vuelta a España. This has also motivated him into participating the Giro d’Italia this year. Besides, as Yates himself has said, he has “unfinished business there”.
He seems to be following his performance from last year. He has started 2019 in really good shape and has already won the Vuelta a Andalucia. His odds of winning the 2019 edition of Giro d’Italia are 3.50 at Unibet Sportsbook.
Primož Roglič is well-positioned in the Giro d’Italia 2019 winner predictions
A former ski jumper, Primož Roglič’s career seems to be reaching its best. The Slovenian cyclist had a great year in 2018, finishing 4th overall in Tour de France. Leading the squad of team Jumbo Visma, this might finally be the year he wins Giro d’Italia.
In 2017, Primož Roglič won the Volta ao Algarve and was 2nd in the time trials of the UCI Road World Championship. 2018 was a continuation of the previous year for Roglič. Not only because of the achievement in France, but also because of his victories in Romandie, the Basque Country, and Slovenia.
In this year, Roglič is expected to jump even higher in his career and his odds of wearing the pink jersey are 5.50.
The future of cycling lying in the new Colombian generation
Online sportsbook sites in the UK put two Colombian cyclists among the possible winners in Italy.
The young Egan Bernal – a new sensation in cycling – will be leading for the first time a Grand Tour. He had an amazing year in 2018, finishing 15th overall in his first appearance in France. In the same year, he finished 2nd in Tour de Romandie and was first in the National Road Championship’s time trial and in Tour Colombia.
Bernal (6.50) has good chances of becoming one of the youngest winners in the history of Giro d’Italia. However, the year hasn’t started well for him as he lost the two national races in Colombia to Miguel Ángel López.
López, who also had a stellar year – with two 3rd places in Grand Tours and one of them in Italy – will be looking for his first victory in Giro d’Italia. His odds of winning are 17.00 at Unibet Sportsbook.