Of course, COVID-19 has changed the landscape of cycling. That has been the case with all sports. Namely, the Tour de France is the most famous event in the sport. This Cycling betting marquee event is normally run in the month of July. Instead, it runs in September of 2020. Giro D’Italia is one of cycling’s “Big Three” events. It was pushed back to October for 2020. Gambling on these two events dwarfs all others in cycling. Further, it will enhance a loaded sports schedule in the weeks to come. Let’s take a look at top teams and riders.
2020 Giro D’Italia
The Giro D’Italia rates with the Tour de France as the most prestigious in cycling. Specifically, this is a three-week grand tour cycling stage race. For 2020 Giro D’Italia was supposed to take place May 9 through 31. COVID-19 forced postponement to October 3 through 25. There will be a total of 22 teams involved. In sum, all 19 UCI World Teams will be involved.
Giro D’Italia Betting Odds
|Carl Fredrik Hagen||1/1|
|Ivan Ramiro Sosa||28/1|
|All Others||66/1 or higher.|
2020 Team Rankings
The first ranked among 2020 teams is Deceuninck Quick-Step. They finished number one ranked in the past two years. Manager Patrick Lefevere is ranked as the best in the world. Lefevere has proven to be a key sports betting asset. Overall, his participation in the sport goes all the way back to 1979. A retired rider, Lefevere is a native of Belgium. In the all-time rankings of greatest team managers, Lefevere ranks as best. Deceuninck Quick-Step was founded in 2003 in Belgium.
Naturally, Julian Alaphilippe is the top rider on Deceuninck. He is known for being the brother of racing cyclist Bryan Alaphilippe. Julian began his career in 2014. Starting with five wins at the Tour de France did Alaphilippe gain notoriety. At the Tour de France, he won the 2018 Mountains Classification. He took five individual stages in 2018, 2019, and 2020. And won a Combativity award in 2019.
UAE Team Emirates
Second, on the Cycling betting team ranks is the UAEF Team Emirates. Founded in 1999 in the United Arab Emirates the team quickly emerged as 2005 best in road cycling. Jose Antonio Fernandez is the team manager. The top rider is Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia. Pogacar, age 21, joined the UAE Team Emirates in 2019. He is best known for a 2020 stage win at the Tour de France.
Team Jumbo Visma
On the whole Team, Jumbo Visma is a strong third-ranked team. And one of the best established. The top driver is Wout van Aert, age 25. So far van Aert has posted three individual stage wins at the Tour de France in 2019 and 2020. And the 1 ITT stage there in 2019. This team was founded in the Netherlands in 1984.
In like manner to those contenders is fourth place Bora Hansgrohe. Germany is the home of this team founded in 2010. The lead driver is Maximilian Schachmann, age 26. Schachmann was the winner of the Giro d’Italia 2018 individual stage.