Vitoria-Gasteiz - Laguardia
With Stage 3 coming to an unexpected close, we have riders ready for Stage 4, which will test the fast men and sprinters on the 152.5 Km race track. The cyclists experience their first significant bumps in this year’s race after traveling from the Netherlands to northern Spain on Monday. A Cat 2 hill begins the race, followed by a Cat 3 climb that lasts 7.3 km (4.8% average grade) and tops out 15 km from the finish. That late hill does seem like it may be a good launch pad, but this stage very well could conclude in a mass sprint like the past two, or more likely, a smaller bunch sprint. The more tough fast men will be trying to unload the pure sprinters there, at the very least. With bikers looking to most of the opportunities coming their way, we have a race to witness.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
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Favorites for Stage 4
Juan Alaphilippe - Likely to Win
The recent past is also on the Frenchman’s side because Alaphilippe won a notable match last spring in Itzulia in the neighboring town of Viana on very identical grounds, with Evenepoel serving as the lead-out. With just two designated climbs and more than 2,000 meters of vertical climbing, the chances of a reduced pack sprint or a duel between a small breakaway determining the stage on the challenging but brief uphill finish are unquestionably just as high as they were in April.
Alejandro Valverde - Spanish Track to Suit Him
Alejandro Valverde will be relieved to be back on Spanish roads after three days of anxious racing in the Netherlands to kick off 2022 Vuelta a España. The 42-year-old is competing in his last grand tour this month, but he wasn’t too happy to witness the anxious closing circle in Breda’s third stage on Sunday. Going in the game, Alejandro will be in the hunt of the ranked position and the ultimate jersey for which every rider would be craving at the moment.
Joao Almeida - Can Surprise Others
Joao Almeida isn’t in the best form and phase of his racing career, but he will look to fancy his chances and get through the upcoming stage 4 of the Vuelta a España in Spain. The Portuguese will look to play all the cards in the right direction, investing himself fully in order to function with the entire team. With Almeida already predicting the time difference between the riders, we expect him to be in the top 5 standings at least.
Expert Betting Tips
With all stages being so competitive and the best riders using their experience to grab the win points and jersey, we have a race on to witness. Going in the contest, Juan Alaphilippe and Alejandro will be the favorites to win, with Joao Almeida looking to get closer to the favorite spot.
- Juan Alaphilippe Wins - Yes for 5.75 at 1xbet;
- Alejandro Valverde - In Top 3 - Yes for 4.5 at bet365;
- To Be Higher Sergio Higuita/Joao Almeida - W2 for 2.55 at 22bet.