La Vuelta is scheduled to start in the western Galicia region with a team time trial on Saturday August 24, and ending three weeks later with the final mountain stages in the Asturias. With the Alto de l’Angliru the last mountain top finish on the penultimate day. The Vuelta a Espana has returned and is expected to be better than ever.
The 68th edition of the race will feature a team time trial and an individual time trial and 11 summit finishes. The 3,319km road race is the ultimate test of physical endurance.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of fans and locals turn up in spots all over Spain to watch “La Vuelta” Since first taking place in 1935, the nations most treasured sport has had its fair share of controversy and scandals. Despite this, the mega sporting event still draws in millions of Euros in advertising and sponsorship, and attracts millions of spectators all over the world.
Spanish rider Roberto Heras and Switzerland’s Tony Rominger hold the record for the most wins with three each. For the best Vuelta a Espana betting and odds visit your online betting agency specialising in cycling betting.
Vuelta a Espana Betting – Bet Types
Most of the followers of the Vuelta have an opinion as to which rider will finish the race and claim the coveted Red jersey (maillot rojo). With defending champion Alberto Contador absent the race will likely be a contest between Vincenzo Nibali, Alejandro Valverde, Joaquim Rodriguez or Chris Horner but a number of other riders could surprise.
Cycling betting agencies offer odds on the Vuelta a Espana general classification winner and you can also bet on the Green jersey (points) and Polka Dot jersey (King of the Mountains) as well as the Team Classification. Find the latest odds, prices and markets and bet on the Vuelta a Espana 2013.