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Following the high drama at the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, the anticipation is building for the Vuelta a Espana. A host of talented cyclists will compete for the top spot. However, the Vuelta a Espana 2019 betting odds suggest the winner will likely be either Primoz Roglic or Geraint Thomas.
The final Grand Tour of the season Vuelta a Espana is around the corner, kicking off on August 24 until September 15. According to online sportsbook news in Spain, the race starts in Salinas de Torrevieja and finishes in Madrid. It will include eight uphill finishes, five of which are new to the Vuelta, with a length of 3272.2 kilometers.
|Miguel Angel Lopez||6.00|
The 74th edition of the Vuelta a Espana promises to be an explosive affair. One of the emerging stars the Slovenian Primoz Roglic comes to Vuelta as the favourite. His Vuelta a Espana 2019 betting odds value 2.75 at Bet365 Sportsbook. While Roglic’s top challengers are the Welshman Geraint Thomas with 4.00, and Miguel Angel Lopez (6.00). Should Lopez win the trophy, he will be the second Colombian to shock the world after his countryman Egan Bernal won the 2019 Tour de France.
Giro d’Italia’s 3rd finisher Primoz Roglic looks to win big
The 27-year-old Slovenian Primoz Roglic currently rides for Jumbo-Visma. He finished third at the Giro d’Italia while missing out on the Tour de France. Last year, Roglic had a strong showing at the Tour de France, finishing fourth overall. He is currently in his fourth year in World Tour, stepping up only in 2016. Previously Roglic had a career in ski jumping, winning the junior world championship in 2007. At the age of 21, he decided to switch sports and become a pro cyclist. With such high ambitions to push the limits, Roglic has a lot of potential to compete for the trophy at the Vuelta a España.
Geraint Thomas won 2018 Tour de France
Tour de France runner-up Geraint Thomas has long experience in world cycling. It is no surprise that he is one of the top favourites at online sportsbooks in Spain, to win Vuelta this year. The Welshman won the 2018 Tour de France, becoming the first Welsh and third British rider to win the race. Hence, he has received the 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. Thomas is not just a top cyclist he is also a great team-player. At the age of 33, he had the opportunity to retain his Tour de France title last July. Instead, he ensured that his teammate, Egan Bernal rode to victory.
Vuelta a Espana 2019 betting odds see chances for Miguel Angel Lopez, a promising young contender
The Colombian Miguel Lopez who currently rides for Astana, had to settle for the white jersey, as he finished seventh overall at the Giro d’Italia. The young rider won his first World Tour stage at the Tour de Suisse in 2016. In the same year, he competed at the Vuelta a Espana but he was forced to abandon the race on Stage 6 following a crash. The next year, he returned to Vuelta, finishing eighth overall. He is considered a strong challenger, according to Vuelta a Espana 2019 betting odds. Yet, it remains to be seen how far he can get.
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