Odds for the Upcoming Giro d’Italia 2021
We recently wrote about Giro D’Italia and the fact that this event threatens to cast a shadow on Tour de France’s popularity.
Truly, over the past several years, the Italian cycling tour has been more interesting than the French, with the latest one being an exception due to a miraculous flip in the penultimate stage when Tadej Pogacar took over the win from the leader Primoz Roglic. The two Slovenians put up a fantastic show, which culminated during the last competitive day.
Last year’s winner at Giro d’Italia was Tao Geoghegan Hart, Ineos Grenadiers’ member who triumphed ahead Jai Hindley and Wilco Kelderman, both Team Sunweb’s cyclists. The difference between Hart and Kindley was 39 seconds.
It is interesting now that none of these three riders is among the top favorites for taking this year’s honors. Hindley is 22/1 and is the 10th overall candidate tied with the legendary Italian Vicenzo Nibali, the two-time winner.
The top of the lists is reserved for Egan Bernal, who is the absolute favorite according to the bookies, with the odds for his win set at 7/4. After him comes Remco Evenepoel 7/2, while Simon Yates sits at 5/1. These three are separated from the rest of the candidates, Emanuel Buchmann and Mikel Landa at 12/1, Hugh Carthy 14/1, Alexander Vlasov 16/1. Apart from finding more cycling odds in this link here, you will get excellent sports betting tips for other competitions.
Bernal was the 2019 Tour de France winner and first in the young rider’s classification. Geoghegan Hart did the same thing at Giro last season, but his current condition is questionable, with the Britt suffering a nasty fall at the Paris-Nice race, which saw him earning a concussion.
That is why his name didn’t appear among the biggest favorites for the general classification, but his chances to defend the Best Young Rider title are pretty solid.
Geoghegan Hart is second 6/4, behind only Joao Almeida, 8/11. Hindley comes way behind these two guys 11/2, and Brandon McNulty’s win will multiply your stake 14 times. Harm Vanhoucke is 40/2, and James Knox shares the sixth position with Sergio Samitier at 50/1 both.
We’ll see what the future holds for Hart, who should be 100% ready for all those challenges. Many have some reserves after this incident, but we truly believe that the 25-year old possesses enough power to fully heal and appear in Italy 100% ready.
Giro is known for its mountain stages, and that is what separates this major from all the others. Per most of the fans and a vast share of experts, winning the King of the Mountain honors brings a much bigger value than being the best in this category at any other event.
Ruben Guerreiro from Portugal was the winner last year, and the year before the home rider, Gulio Ciccone. Guerreiro is the second favorite for winning this year’s title, with the odds set at 5/2. Giovanni Visconti is the only one in front, 8/11, with many of the pundits believing that the Italian won’t have any trouble of reaching the second King of the Mountain title here at Giro. Behind the duo is Jack Haig 17/2, Domenico Pozzovivo 9/1, and Thomas De Gendt 10/1. Jakob Fuglsang and Wilco Kelderman are both 25/1.
The whole world awaits to see what happens here because Giro could reveal many things regarding the future of the entire season. Which riders are on the rise, which are struggling, are there some potential dark horses who might explode until the end of the campaign, etc.
Also, the Italian tour will be a test for other things, primarily the ones that concern the organization of the events. We’ll see if the organizers and the participants adjusted to the new circumstances and learned something from the last year’s contests.
Giro will undoubtedly answer all the questions mentioned above, which is why we can’t wait for it to start.