All of the stages of this years Vuelta a España cycling race will of course have their own betting markets, however one of the most gruelling stages of that race is when the riders have to make their way through the mountains, and the rider who does win that stage of the Vuelta a España will be crowned the King of the Mountains.
If you have been thinking about placing bets and wagers on the Vuelta a España this year, then this particular guide is going to be taking a look at the odds on offer to you over at Betfred, the following odds should be fairly static, but do double check to see if they haven’t moved in value if and when you are about to place a bet on this race.
As for me picking out a small number of riders who should win this race easily, well that is no mean fete, for there are plenty of riders who do have the obvious skills and abilities to win this race and the first one worth backing is Miguel Angel Lopez at 7/1.
There is certainly plenty of value to be had on the King of the Mountains early betting markets over at BetFred for the second and third favourites those being Thomas De Gendt and Omar Fraile both of whom are chalked up at odds of at 9/1and 10/1 respectively.
If want you to ensure by the way that the odds you do fancy taking at any online or mobile sportsbooks are going to be the very highest ones possible, do make sure that you check around and possibly make us of some betting odds comparison websites to enable to you to track down the very best odds available on this race.
Other Favourites to Consider Backing
As the King of the Mountains stage of this race is one of the most challenging ones, there are plenty of other riders that could be worth backing, and to be fair once again BetFred are making available some of the very best odds on each of them too.
Take for example Simon Yates at 14/1, if he rides as he has been doing recently there could be every chance in the world he would win this stage, and the same could also be said for Rafal Majka at 16/1 and Richie Porte at 20/1 too.
In fact, Nairo Quintana does look a rider who could beat his odds of 20/1 and rise to the top in this stages, and for a couple of 22/1 shots who may always win I would point you in the direction of both Alejandro Valverde and Vincenzo Nibali.
You will also find some voverly generous odds currently attached to the likes of Thibaut Pinot, Enric Mas Nicolau and Mikel Bizkarra who could win, and their odds are all 25/1.
Sepp Kuss at 28/1 has just as much chance as any other riders, and a couple of other ones to keep an eye on and possibly bet on too who could win, but will probably need lots of luck in the race to do so are Richard Carapaz and Fabio Aru both on offer at Betfred at odds of 33/1.
Each-Way One Quarter Odds and Three Places
The odds do of course get much higher in value on each of the other riders that are going to be taking part in the King of the Mountains race, but keep in mind that even though their chances of winning that stage are low, they do represent good value if you are prepared to back any of them each-way.
I say that as BetFred are going to be paying out at one quarter of the win odds and to three places too, so as long as you have picked one of the riders that finishes in first, second or third place you will receive a winning pay-out on the each-way part of such a bet, and if they win then you get the full odds on the win part of an each-way bet in addition to the place part of course!
As for just which riders could reach one of the top three positions, well that is going to be anyone’s guess, however let me give you some ideas of just which ones are listed in the middle of the Betfred betting market on this race, just below those riders already showcased to you.
Gianluca Brambilla, Alexandre Geniez, Davide Villella and Sergio Luis Henao can all be backed at odds of 40/1, which does mean that if they get placed and you have backed them each way the place part of such a bet will reward you with odds of 10/1.
There are three riders who are all on offer at odds of 50//1 and they are Jack Haig, Adam Yates and Michal Kwiatkowski and there are also plenty of riders who are easy to back at odds of 66/1 too.
Those riders are Steven Kruijswijk, Sergio Pardilla, Sander Armee, Alex Aranburu, Dario Cataldo, David de la Cruz, Davide Formolo, Jose Herrada, Jose Goncalves, Ilnur Zakarin, Gorka Izagirre and Pierre Rolland, but those odds do give you an idea of their winning and place chances!
Longshots to Win this Stage
There are still loads more riders that will be taking in this stage of the race, but keep in mind that they are unlikely to win or even get placed, and three of those other riders include Emanuel Buchmann at 80/1, Jan Hirt at 100/1 and Ion Izagirre at 150/1.
As for the complete outsider that would cause a major upset if they did win or even get placed then they include riders such as Pavel Sivakov at 200/1, Ian Boswell at 250/1, Mathias Le Turnier at 300/1, Rohan Dennis at 400/1 and Damien Howson at 500/1.
In fact, if you do fancy backing any of those last few riders I have just named you will be best advised to back them over at the Betfair betting exchange as their win odds will be much higher on that betting exchange than any betting site will be offering you!