The 2019 Milan-San Remo odds on Peter Sagan are currently hovering around 9/2 at bookies like Unibet, one of the best online betting sites in Italy these days, making him the clear favorite. However, after recent issues with the rider, and the ongoing malaise in which road-race cycling finds itself, there are plenty of people who’d say you shouldn’t back him over some of the other competitors in the peloton, so let’s take a look at some of the other opportunities on offer.
Riding 298km, that’s around 185 miles, in a day is a challenge, doing it up some of the most formidable climbs in cycling and it becomes a semi-religious experience, indeed it was once called La Gara Di San Giuseppe (St Joseph’s Race) because it fell on his feast day. Somewhat similarly those who take up the 2019 Milan-San Remo odds on Peter Sagan will require a certain degree of faith, and perhaps no small measure of prayer if they want to see a return on their bet.
2019 Milan-San Remo
- 110th Edition
- AKA “The Spring Classic”
- Monument #1 (of 4 races a year)
- Type – One Day Cycle Road Racing
- Feature Climb – Poggio di Sanremo
- Distance – 298km (185 miles)
Whilst he is favorite to win at 9/2 on Unibet, one of the best online sportsbook sites in Italy at present, he has also not been in the best of forms of late, his social media feed full of mutterings about being ill and how he was surprised by the victory Deceuninck-QuickStep snatched on the Tirreno-Adriatico. Indeed, he’s only won once this season and that was in Australia, so you might not want take up those 2019 Milan-San Remo odds on Peter Sagan giving him a prayer now.
La Classicissima Takes No Prisoners
“Things will be totally different on Saturday.” He claimed after the race, but Bora-Hansgrohe have to be worried that his recent illness has left him weakened and not up to the challenge this race involves. Certainly putting Sam Bennett alongside him gives them options on the road, and Sam gets a rapidly shortening 10/1 in comparison to those 2019 Milan-San Remo odds on Peter Sagan, perhaps because the team just might have him do the leg work toward the Via Roma.
Milan-San Remo 2019 Odds
- Philippe Gilbert – 25/1
- Matteo Trentin – 25/1
- Arnaud Demare – 18/1
- Alexander Kristoff – 16/1
- Michal Kwiatkowski – 12/1
- Sam Bennett – 10/1
- Fernando Gaviria – 10/1
- Julian Alaphilippe – 15/2
- Elia Viviani – 11/2
- Caleb Ewan – 6/1
- Peter Sagan – 9/2
Of course, as the first of the “Monument” races, there is no shortage of rivals willing to cast the Bora-Hansgrohe plan asunder. Not least of these is surprise Tirreno-Adriatico sprint winner Julian Alaphilippe who now gets around 15/2 close up on those 2019 Milan-San Remo odds on Peter Sagan, and indeed ahead of Fernando Gaviria who gets a somewhat puzzling 10/1 which shouldn’t be all that attractive to those taking advantage of Italian gambling laws this weekend.
2019 Milan-San Remo Odds On Peter Sagan 9/2 At Unibet
Perhaps a little more palatable is the 11/2 that sites akin to Unibet are giving out on Elia Viviani who has been riding well, even if his finish last weekend was a little disappointing. That said if you’re going to steer clear of the suspicious 2019 Milan-San Remo odds on Peter Sagan it could be Caleb Ewan you want to back at around 6/1. The Australian will be looking to burst into that final sprint at the front of the pack, if he can get up and down the Poggio di Sanremo & Cipressa.
Both those climbs have caught out many a leg that might have been a threat come the finish, and in the 110th running there will be more than one team with an eye on the weather just in case those predictions of fine conditions are less than accurate, and, if you like to bet on sports in Italy, you might want to be just as skeptical about those 2019 Milan-San Remo odds on Peter Sagan who hasn’t been looking like a Monument winner so far in 2019, so go for Caleb or Julian.