Whether you’re a die-hard cycling fan or just take a passing interest, we can all agree that La Vuelta is a nice event to take us out of silly season. This is a weird weekend for many, as lots of people are preparing to wave goodbye to summer holidays and settle into an autumn of colder days. But Vuelta, and in particular Vuelta betting 2019 help dull the pain somewhat and give us something else to focus on.
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In order to make the most of your Vuelta betting 2019, you should keep abreast of what’s going on in the race this weekend.
Here are this weekend’s stages and what you need to know about them…
Stage Number? 6
When? Today, Thursday, 29 August
How long? 198.9KM
Stage Number? 7
When? Tomorrow, Friday, 30 August
How long? 183.2KM
Stage Number? 8
When? Saturday, 31 August
How long? 166.9KM
Stage Number? 9
When? Sunday, 1 September
How long? 94.4KM
There are a few cyclists in this year’s race that we’ve taken a lot of notice of. When you’re attempting any Vuelta betting 2019, it’s crucial that you’re up-to-date with the best riders of the year so far. Which is why we’ve taken the time to profile the jersey holders so far.
Team? Burgos BH
Team? Astana Pro Team
Jersey? Young rider
Team? Burgos BH
Jersey? Combination (all-rounder rider)
We know that your head is probably full of tactics for Vuelta betting 2019, but let’s take a trip back in time to examine the origins of this exciting competition. And who knows, learning more about its history might even put you in a better mindset for learning how things might turn out this year…
The first Vuelta a Espana was held back in 1935. However, it got off to a rocky start with turmoil both national and international when the Spanish Civil War and World War II broke out. That means it didn’t start becoming a reliably annual event until 1955.
It started as a purely Spanish affair, but over the years it has gained international acclaim and well known riders from all over the world participate. And bettors from every corner of the globe also have a flutter on it too.
The route is switched up every year, but you can always count on at least two time trials, a trek up the Pyrenees and it finishing up in Madrid. These days there are always 21 stages of the race over 23 days. That means just two rest days for the hard-working cyclists.