2008 has been a great year for cycling already but with the Vuelta a España betting just around the corner it’s about to get a whole lot better.
With the flagship cycling betting event of the year, the Tour de France, freshly completed, bettors often neglect the Vuelta a España betting. But as one of the top cycling betting events in the world any true fan of the sport knows that the Vuelta a España betting is not to be missed.
While often over shadowed by the French race the Vuelta a España betting is perhaps the most technically challenging race of all and is often much more entertaining than the Tour de France. Together with the Tour de France and the Giro’d Italia, the Vuelta a España betting make up the three major races in cycling betting, or as it’s commonly referred to, the Grand Tour. The Grand Tour is similar to the Majors in golf or Grand Slams in tennis and the Vuelta a España betting is one of the crown jewels.
First held in 1935, the Vuelta a España betting is not quite as old as the other two races but by many accounts it is the most difficult. The course run in the Vuelta a España betting is technically quite difficult and involves not only an extraordinary amount of climbs, but incredibly steep climbs at that. This year the racing in the Vuelta a España betting will be extraordinarily difficult as it will feature the return of the Angliru, widely recognized as the most difficult climb in all of cycling betting. It’s a very typical stage for the Vuelta a España betting and characterizes the rough climbing associated with this marquee event.
The Spanish have typically dominated the up and down racing of the Vuelta a España betting but this year two-time champ Denis Menchov of Russia will be back to defend his Vuelta a España betting title. But he’ll have his work cut out for him as hill expert Alberto Contador will looking to bring the Vuelta a España betting crown back to his home country and looks to be the favorite challenger among a crowded field of top riders.