La Vuelta Green jersey standings, odds, and predictions

The 2023 La Vuelta green jersey race is practically the race for the fastest sprinter of this Grand Tour. With the 2023 La Vuelta happening right now, we look at the current La Vuelta green jersey standings, and odds and we also give you our prediction of who will be in green in Madrid. Could one of the main contenders for the overall win Primoz Roglic win another green jersey? Could it be a rare occasion when a pure sprinter wins this jersey at the La Vuelta?

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La Vuelta green jersey standings

The battle for the 2023 La Vuelta green jersey promises to be epic.

Current standings (after Stage 15):

Here are the best sprinters classification’s top 5 riders after Stage 15:

1) Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) 208 PTS

2) Remco Evenpoel (Soudal Quick-Step) 135 PTS

3) Andreas Kron (Lotto-DSTNY) 111 PTS

4) Lennard Kamna (BORA-Hansgrohe) 85 PTS

5) Marijn van den Berg (EF-Educatio Easypost) 85 PTS

La Vuelta green jersey odds

Below, we give you the current odds for the La Vuelta green jersey winner. Here are the top 5 riders placed based on their odds of becoming the 2023 La Vuelta best sprinter:

Kaden Groves 1/5 (1.25) [was 7/4 (2.75) at the start of the race]

Alberto Dainese 40/1 (41.00) [was 7/2 (4.50) at the start of the race]

Primoz Roglic 20/1 (21.00) [was 9/2 (5.50) at the start of the race]

Marijn van den Berg 25/1 (26.00) [was 5/1 (6.00) at the start of the race]

Bryan Coquard 11/2 (6.50) –  withdrew

The main favourite for the title of best sprinter of the 2023 La Vuelta is the Alpecin-Deceuninck rider, Kaden Groves. The powerful Australian is a young rider who grabbed his first stage victory at a Grand Tour during last year’s La Vuelta. Groves can ride the mountains well too and if he manages to finish the toughest stages within the time limit he will certainly be fancying his chances to accumulate lots of sprinter points in the few flat stages.

The second favourite for the green jersey is the Italian sprinter Alberto Dainse. He too can climb relatively well for a sprinter and the assumption is he will finish all the stages within the time limit. The Italian has struggled to make impact in the sprints so far and despite still being in the race his chances look all but over.

Third on the list is one of the main contenders for the red jersey and winner of the green jersey both in 2019 and 2020 Primoz Roglic. The 3-time La Vuelta champion can be very dominant in the mountains and if he does that again he could end up accumulating enough points and taking the green back home for a third time.

Marijn van den Bergh is 4th on the list of favourites because he is the ultimate breakaway rider. With lots of hilly stages in this year’s La Vuelta Van den Bergh will be gunning for stage wins and when he rides in a breakaway he is usually the best sprinter.

Last on this list is another pure sprinter. The French powerhouse Bryan Coquard is likely to be the favourite to win any of the flat sprints. The problem is that there are only a handful of those and he will need to somehow survive the many mountain stages. He failed to do so and withdrew early in week 2 of the race.

La Vuelta green jersey: Our prediction

We fancy Van den Bergh’s chances. He is bound to be aggressive early on as he hints himself: “I’m a bit nervous myself, but I’m coming to the Vuelta for a stage win. The second and fourth stages should suit me well, as I’m often faster than the other sprinters when there’s some fatigue in my legs.”

If he puts the green jersey early on then he will be highly motivated to keep it for the rest of the race and Van den Bergh knows how to win intermediate sprints. That’s why our vote goes for him.

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Iskra had a promising, at least she believed so, tennis and volleyball careers as a junior but a series of injuries ended her hopes to become a professional athlete very early.

Instead, she focused all her energy on her other passion, writing. For over a decade, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football, basketball and tennis are the main fields of her expertise.