If you are blissfully unaware of what the Vuelta a España is, it is a very long cycling race that last three full weeks and is made up of several daily stages which is additionally held in Spain, and this year it is being staged from the 25th of August right through until the 16th of September.
Much like the many other similar races that are held across the globe, there is often a lot of interest from punters on this one, and as such over at the Betfred betting site for example they are offering an early outright betting market on which you can bet on the rider or riders you think will win or get placed.
The betting market on this race at Betfred is all in complete or not, so you will of course need to hope that your chosen rider that you back is going to take part in it, however as for the two favourites currently they are Richie Porte at 11/4 and Simon Yates at 10/3.
But there is also a fair bit of money coming in for both Nairo Quintana at 11/2 and Miguel Angel Lopez at 7/1, and it would be no surprise if either of those third and forth favourites go on to win this event this year!
Each-Way Sharks Out in Force!
With some rock solid each-way terms on this major cycling event, you are going to be faced with plenty of additional betting opportunities due to the fact Betfred are going one quarter the odds on three places on any such bets you place which means that both Alejandro Valverde at 10/1 and Fabio Aru at 16/1 are certainly worth an each-way punt.
However, at a quarter of the win odds it could be worth taking a chance on any of the current 20/1 shots, and if that is something you are up for doing those riders are Rigoberto Uran, Vincenzo Nibali and Wilco Kelderman.
Vuelta a España Outsiders
It would of course take me quite some time to lost all of the individual odds attached to the many outsiders to win this race, so let me highlight just a few of them that could surprise everybody by winning this year at some much bigger odds.
Thibaut Pinot at 25/1 is a fair bet and one that may just come off, and the same could also be said about Richard Carapaz who is currently very easy to back in the early betting markets at 33/1.
There is also a chance that Emanuel Buchmann at 40/1 could that this race by the throat, but when backing the likes of Ion Izagirre at 66/1, Michael Woods at 80/1 or Davide Formolo at 150/1 their odds do give you an insight into what the odds compilers and bookmakers do actually make of their chances of winning!
For the potential to win big you could also back the likes of Jack Haig at 200/1 and Carlos Betancur at 300/1 along with Gorka Izagirre at 400/1, but don’t expect to collect on your bets if you do!