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Giro d' Italia betting odds

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Giro d' Italia

The Giro d’Italia or ‘Tour of Italy’ is the annual bicycle race which consists of multiple stages. It is held mostly in Italy but it also passes through other countries. The first race was organized already in 1909 for the reason of increasing the sales of the newspaper ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’.

Since it’s beginning, the race was held every year with two exceptions during the two world wars. As the popularity of this race rose, riders from all over the world started to join in on the race. The teams who participate in the race are mostly the UCI WorldTeams (as the event is part of UCI World Tour) with some exceptions called ‘wild cards’. Like other Grand Tours, Giro consists of 21 stages across 23-24 days with 2 or 3 days of rest.

Giro d' Italia betting tips

Knowing about the history of the Giro d’Italia can be a great help while making a good and probable bet. This popular Italian race was held as a new marketing tactic of La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper. After the success they had after organizing an automobile race, they decided to do the same with cycling.

The overall is always the main classification riders aim to win, but there are three more competitions next to it; points, mountains and classification for young riders with general classification aspirations.

In case a rider leads more than one classification that awards, he will wear the jersey of the most prestigious classification. There is also the abandoned jersey which is worn by the second rider in the competition.

It’s important to catch as much info about the competition as you can get to make a probable bet. There is a lot to learn from previous competitions and usually, players who saw great success before will continue in that path.

Giro d' Italia betting markets

Even though Giro d’Italia isn’t as popular as football, cycling still has a huge number of fans who enjoy Giro betting. Of course, there is more than one competition in the category of cyclings like Tour de France and La Vuelta. There are several types of road cycling; single day, time trial, ultramarathon and stage races.

Giro betting on cycling futures, race winner, top 3 finish, top 10 finish and stage betting is usually available with most bookies. Cycling futures is betting on the winner of the event – players will get the list of participating riders with the ones that are most likely to win the race.

Race winner is pretty much the same, except this can be done for any type of race not only big events. The top 3 finish is interesting – as it allows you the room for error. The same goes for the top 10 finish. If you are not certain which rider will win – but you are certain for those top 3 (or 10) you can choose this method to make a more secure bet.

However, with less risk in the bet, you get lower Giro odds. Stage betting is something to pick good Giro odds, especially when you know the style of particular rider. You simply choose the player you to think will win in a certain stage of the race and you are pretty much done.

Giro d'Italia odds

Usually, the player who won in the previous competition will have the brightest odds to win in the following season as well. Giro betting on entire competition is always a good way to earn more from the bet. If you see that bet as too risky, you can always choose bets with lower Giro odds and combine it with few others to still get good value.

However, understanding the odds is what’s most important, to begin with. There are three main types; American, decimal and fractional. American Giro odds will be easily recognized by negative ‘-’ or positive ‘+’ sign. The ‘-’ sign represents the amount that the player needs to wager to earn $100. If ‘+’ sign is in front of the odds, then the numbers represent the amount which can be won by wagering $100.

For example, -200 means that you have to wager $200 to get $100, while +200 means that for every $100 wagered, you can get $200. Decimal odds are the most simple ones, as they already represent the amount that can be won by $1. To get the total payout, you simply need to multiply the amount you wanted to wager with odds.

Fractional odds are a bit more complicated. They are written with slash ‘/’ or hyphen ‘-’ and they look like this; 5/1, 5-1 (read five to one). The specific fraction 5/1 means that for every $1 wagered, you can win $5. To get the total payout, you need to follow this equation; [Stake x (Numerator/Denominator)] + Stake where numerator/denominator is the fractional odd = total payout.

Odds comparison

Comparing Giro odds is the best way of getting the most out of your bet. Of course, after you made a good foundation with legit prediction and research. So, let’s assume you did all that work. Now, it is the time to place a bet and find a bookie who offers the most.

Choosing the betting house can be very tricky but fortunately, things are getting easier with Scannerbet. You can simply open up the bet of your interest and you will immediately see the offer of all trusted betting houses. The full insight into one place is a perfect way to make a quick and easy decision.

Sometimes there can be huge differences between two bookies and some don’t even offer the same type of bets. For example, one bookie might have a great offer on stage Giro betting while others won’t have anything at all.

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