La Vuelta Polka Dot jersey standings, odds, and predictions

The 2023 La Vuelta blue poka dot jersey race is practically the race for the best climber of this Grand Tour. With the 2023 La Vuelta happening right now, we look at the current La Vuelta poka dot jersey standings, and odds and we also give you our prediction of who will be in blue poka dot in Madrid. Could Vingegaard win both the red and the poka dot jerseys of this year’s La Vuelta? Will his teammate Primoz Roglic win his first-ever polka dot jersey? Can Richard Carapaz defend the polka dot jersey he won last year? What is certain is that this Grand Tour is the most competitive of all Grand Tours this year with a bunch of riders seen as serious contenders to be crowned King of the Mountains.

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La Vuelta polka dot jersey standings

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

Current standings (after Stage 15):

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

1) Remco Evenepoel (Soudad Quick-Step) 71 PTS

2) Michael Storer (Groupama FDJ) 39 PTS

3) Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) 36 PTS

4) Romain Bardet (Team DSM-Firmenich) 35 PTS

5) Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) 27 PTS

La Vuelta polka dot jersey odds

Below, we give you the current odds for the La Vuelta polka dot jersey winner. Here are the top 5 riders placed based on their odds of becoming the 2023 La Vuelta King of the Mountains:

Jonas Vingegaard 8/1 (9.00) [was 4/1 (5.00) at the start of the race]

Geoffrey Bouchard 40/1 (41.00) [was 9/1 (10.00) at the start of the race]

Michael Storer 12/1 (13.00) [was 10/1 (11.00) at the start of the race]

Romain Bardet 22/1 (23.00) [was 12/1 (13.00) at the start of the race]

Jay Vine 14/1 (15.00) withdrew

The bunch of other riders that make the top 4 favourites are all gifted climbers who have no general classification aspirations. All of them are expected to be going for stage wins and if any of them can hit good form in the Pyrenees who knows, a surprised winner with enticing odds could materialise.

La Vuelta polka dot jersey: Our prediction

We simply can’t see past Remco Evenepoel (1/4 (1.25) odds after Stage 15). The Belgian lost all hope to defend his La Vuelta red jersey from last year. He holds a solid lead in the King of the Mountains classification though and is expected to focus all his efforts on taking at least that jersey home this time around. That said as a dark horse we would like to pick the Spanish veteran Mikael Landa. Landa knows the hills of Spain better than most, he is a very gifted rider with a lot of experience and he started 2023 very well before fading a bit in the summer months. Landa’s odds for the poka dot jersey are 33/1 (34.00), so we think he is someone worth keeping an eye on as the mountainous stages arrive.

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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.