Volta a Catalunya 2017 odds
The 2017 Volta a Catalunya is a road cycling stage race. It will be the 97th edition of the Volta a Catalunya and will be the ninth event of the 2017 UCI World Tour. The 97th Volta a Catalunya will gather for the first time this 2017 in a race to Contador, Valverde and Froome. They will take part in the Catalan round, from 20 to 26 March, 18 teams World Tour and 7 Continental.
Teams that want to take part in the Cycling Tour to Catalunya begin to formalize and pre-inscriptions, but Mundo Deportivo is in a position to advance that, in the absence of a radical change at the last minute, the 97th edition of the Catalan test will feature a luxury poster, in which the Spaniards Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and the British Chris Froome (Sky) will shine for their merits .
Three of the 'roosters' international squad, which will be added, and confirmed, Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segrafredo) , Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac) , Samuel Sanchez (BMC) or Mikel Nieve (Sky) , to complete a Squad of 200 cyclists in 25 teams, 18 of them World Tour category and 7 Continental category, having teams up to 48 hours before the start of the race time to change some of their headlines.
Froome, the triple winner of the Tour de France, will be the main attraction of this edition of the Catalan round, in which Team Sky will also have the Dutch Wout Poels , winner last year in Valls in the Catalan round, and the Basques Mikel Landa and Mikel Nieve , two gregarious of authentic luxury for the British.
The Spaniards, however, thinking about the overall classification could be Alberto Contador, who will try to improve his second place last year in the Volta, and will have the help of Bauke Mollema , one of the animators of the past Tour, in His new adventure with Trek-Segafredo.
Also will be present the old winners of the Volta a Catalunya Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), winner in 2009, and the Irishman settled in Girona Daniel Martin (Quick Step Floors). Except for last-minute changes, the last two winners of the jersey will be the best young man of the Volta a Catalunya, the British Hugh Carthy (Cannondale) and Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb).
Other riders to take into account will be the British Adam Yates (Orica-Scott), one of the revelations of the past Tour, the Russian Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha), the Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo), the Polish Rafal Majka (Bora- Hansgrohe) and Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Quick Step Floors).
As for the sprinters, the German André Greipel (Lotto Soudal), in his first participation in the Volta, will be the main favorite in the arrivals to the sprint with Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis), double stage winner last year, or Italian Davide Cimolai (FDJ), winner last year in Vilanova i la Geltrú.
Finally, the organization highlights the participation of Catalan cyclists Marc Soler (Movistar), Alberto Losada (Katusha), Eduard Prades (Caja Rural) and Jordi Simón (Funvic / Brazil Pro Cycling), who will form one of the most nourished groups of runners Of the last editions.