La Vuelta – Stage 3 Preview

Stage 3 takes us 184.8km from Vigo to Mirador De Lobeira.Again we are on the coast,so wind could play a big part.

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 11.12.20

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 11.14.08It’s a flat stage until the cat 3 finish.

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 11.16.13The climb is 4.2km long at an average of just under 6%.This will certainly make for an interesting finish.You can see from the graphic that the section from 4km to 1.3km is steeper than the final 1.3km.The final section is under 4%,so if a strong sprinter can hang in,the last section is quite straight forward.

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 11.19.36The final 300 metres loops around,so staying on the inside of the road will be a big help!

Bets I have placed so far:

Meersman – 1 point e/w at 18/1

Iklinsky – 1 point e/w at 125/1

Matthews – 1 point free bet at 50/1

I think that Meersman should be able to hang tough during the 8% section of the climb and if he does he’s the quickest by a distance.

Iklinskiy was incredibly strong during the Eneco,riding in support of Grivko.This finish is perfect for him and he’s massively over-priced.

More bets may follow tomorrow.Watch out for my tweets!


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