Stage 4 – Tour de France

Stage 4 – Tour de France

Already a nice tour so far, shame about the crashes on first stage though. I didnt have the luck for stage 2, in the end the bookies favourite won as you probably know. I often wait in GTs for the ‘break-away lottery’ and I really think with the current situation that there are a lot of riders who can join the break safely. Many riders (and climbers) have lost lots of time, so if a good break is formed tomorrow why would they want to chase hard? Alaphilippe is happy in yellow, TJV is happy that DQS has the yellow...

Strade Bianche

Strade Bianche

It’s good to be back with real road racing in Burgos.. but my mind is especially set on this weekend. Finally we can see a great oneday-race again and boys.. it’s going to be a wild one. Strade Bianche is ofcourse known for the hard gravel roads, but now it’s ridden on the 1st of August (my birthday also) and that changes alot. It’s 30-38 degrees celsius during the race.. making the riders need to hydrate alot, otherwise you can see cramping (Wout van Aert, i;m talking to you!). Also the roads feel completely different than they do in march.....

Paris-Nice stage 4 TT

Paris-Nice stage 4 TT

Unlike many (i Follow) on Twitter I really enjoy TT races. Maybe because i like to ride them myself also šŸ™‚ Sometimes with good anticipation of the weather forecasts value can be found. I was going to be all over Asgreen but i think 6.5 is a bit too short. My eyes caught Bettiol (26) and Van Garderen (41). But most value can be found in the H2H matchups. To make it interesting here are my selections for today’s TT h2h. A really big multi for 113 odds: Nibali isn’t that bad in TTs.. especially if there’s descending and climbing...

Le Samyn

Le Samyn

I love this race. A hard race on cobbles! Looking at the odds I always look at the riders of Deceuninck Quickstep. Last year i had some on DeclercqĀ and Senechal. Declercq is a good helper and everyone at DQS doesn’t mind giving him a win in a race. Last year however he was chased down by Terpstra, Boom and De gendt. Giving Senechal an opportunity to sprint for the win. This year it could be the same, but DeclercqĀ has low odds now compared to last year. Last year he was 100/1 now 12/1. DQS should dominate this race with lots...

Omloop het Nieuwsblad 2020

Omloop het Nieuwsblad 2020

For me this is the real start of the cycling season! I love this race! This year it’s going to be a windy and wet one. Because it’s still winter the rain will make the riders very cold, it could be an epic day like the world’s in Harrogate. I think we as cycling fans all know the parcours and the famous climbs and strokes this race has. So i will skip writing on that. I do however like to point out my selection for this race. Past weeks Dylan Teuns caught my eyes, he is in very good shape...

World Championship Cycling 19

World Championship Cycling 19

I can’t wait for this race to begin, the parcours looks very good. Hope there will be lots of attacking. The Netherlands are all focused on Mathieu van der Poel. As you can imagine, he is the top favourite and in red hot form. The problem is however, everyone knows he is very fast. So why would other countries ride with this guy to the finish line? Therefor i think they want to drain the Dutch squad. They are going to do this by sending people on the road, that are dangerous enough and the Dutch and perhaps another country...

NFL Picks week 2

NFL Picks week 2

Not all games are already available to most bookies, but on BWIN this selection crossed my eye: Vikings at Packers @ 2.35Vikings played really well against the Falcons, they crushed them. The running game was very strong. Packers did beat the Bears, but let’s be honest. Both teams were horrible. I’m not saying this will be a walkover for the Vikings but for them to open as such a big underdog is weird. Eagles at Falcons @ 1.83 Eagles were off to a slow start against the Redskins, but don’t be fooled. The Redskins are a good team. In the...

Stage 12 picks Vuelta

Stage 12 picks Vuelta

Today I really thought I had the winning pick in Aranburu, or my second pick Cavagna. Aranburu was again to eager to display his strength too early and Cavagna just didn’t have the climbing legs. Tomorrow a stage with a very nice finish, a wall of 2.6km with 10.6% avg gradient. Perfect to launch a solo attack. You can practically descend to the finish line. It will either be a solo winner or a duo who will arive to the finish line. There are some riders who came to my mind when looking at the profile and how their Vuelta...

Stage 9 Vuelta picks

Stage 9 Vuelta picks

This stage will be one for the top climbers. A short queen stage with a finish above 2000 metres. > 2000 metres is Valverde’s kryptonite, so I’m not backing him. Although it’s barely above 2000 metres I think Movistar can and will play the Quintana card tomorrow.. and who will follow the Weeman from Colombia. Roglic and Superman could be playing poker. The other top climber I like for tomorrow is Roglic. He promised to keep attacking, he also packs a good sprint and was climbing really well yesterday. Tomorrow he could demolish everyone’s morale by winning the stage and...

Stage 7 Vuelta picks

Stage 7 Vuelta picks

Reading Astana’s comments on yesterday, it all came down to that they didnt want to ‘waste energy’ chasing the break. I can’t see Bahrain also wasting a lot of energy to chase. All adds up to another day for the break, the trend of 2019 so far. I can’t see jumbo visma chasing hard or movistar.. to drop vital seconds and/or bonifications to Superman Lopez. The Deceuninck Quickstep boys are pretty quiet so far, apart from the Jakobsen win. They will try to be in the breaks. Today’s stage ends up with a very steep climb. Not for the likes...