Tour or Turkey 2023 Betting Favourites

Tour or Turkey 2023 Betting Favourites
Eduardo Sepulveda, Jay Vine and Patrick Bevin - 3rd, 2nd and 1rst respectively at last year's Tour or Turkey

Boy oh boy they got the odds up a long way in advance for this one. May want to hold off until the E/W closes down to 1/4 instead of 1/5 - but it may never actually get to 1/4 to be fair given the lack of data quality on the startlist.

We like Finn Fisher-Black to win a stage - potentially stage two; similar to his Giro di Sicilia win earlier in the year. After that though he'll likely be locked down to support Vine for the general classification win.

The sprinters are here in force - which is probably why they've done the odds because Mark Cavendish is showing up and they'll have a lots of UK bettors involved. We're unsure how many will make the time cut on stage three though. Philipsen will likely dominate like he did in the Tour de France.

Vine is far too short in our opinion. Yes the climb on stage three is grotesque but that doesn't qualify a 1.61. If you haven't seen our recent post on why short odds in cycling aren't worth it - check it out here:

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Why is he so short? Because compared to last year the hardest climb of the race is 2x harder than last year. This was last year's Queen stage:

This year they're facing 18.4km - 10.3% - which is going to be totally insane.

The Queen Stage - Stage 3's finishing climb


Stage 1

Viviani is showing a little value in our opinion. His form has been much improved in the latter half of the season.

Stage 2

We wish Finn Fisher-Black was longer...potentially not worth

Stage 3

Have you SEEN how hard the final climb is?! Ahaha. Should be a fun day for the sprinters.

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Stage 7

Stage 8