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The 2023 La Vuelta is about the explode to life as the race enters France on day 13 for what promises to be a cracker of a finish at the top of the legendary Col de Tourmalet. Below you can check all La Vuelta Stage 13 odds and also you’ll find our La Vuelta Stage 13 predictions.
The 2023 La Vuelta Stage 13 starts at Formigal and most of the day’s riding will be steep climbs followed by dangerous downhills. The stage is only 134.7 km (83.7 miles) long and the starting time is 12:50 GMT. Meanwhile, the estimated finish time is 16:30 GMT.
The riders set off from Formigal and tackle the Aubisque and Spandelles before finishing at the Col du Tourmalet.
After crossing the Portalet pass La Vuelta then descends into France to tackle the Col d’Aubisque from the Laruns side. This is a 16.5-kilometre ascent with an average gradient of 7.1%.
The Col du Soulor is a short climb on descent and when the riders are in Les Ganques they enter the Col de Spandelles, a brutal test with a lot of double-digit ramps. The ascent is 10.3 kilometres long and averaging 8.3%.
The riders fly down into Argelès-Gazost and after a false flat section in the valley, the finish climb begins in Luz-Saint-Sauveur. The 18.9-kilometre ascent features eight hairpins and an average gradient of 7.6%. The hardest part is situated after the flamme rouge, as the last kilometre averages 10.5% and ramps up to 13.5% just before the finish.
Our betting tips and predictions for La Vuelta Stage 13
With the 2023 La Vuelta at a boiling point, all eyes are on team Jumbo-Visma which contains the two main favourites for the overall win. However, many other riders have high aspirations and this first proper stage is an opportunity for some of those breakaway specialists to try and get a stage win.
Our Outright Prediction: Jonas Vingegaard @ 4/1 (5.00)
The winner of the last 2 editions of Tour de France Jonas Vingegaard has been riding like a demon in the Alps during both those Tours. The steeper and longer the climb the better Vingegaard has performed. Well, climbs don’t come steeper and longer than Col de Tourmalet and this is why we are backing Vingegaard to make a decisive move on day 13 of racing and possibly get his first La Vuelta stage win.
Our Each-way Prediction: Primoz Roglic @ 1/4 (1.25)
The other main contender for the stage win is Vingegaard’s teammate Primoz Roglic. Even if the Slovenian fails to secure the first place he should be riding hard to reduce any deficit and this should be enough to see him finish in the top 3.
Roglic is a proven climber when it comes to the steepest of challenges and he is a serious favourite for the stage win too.
Our Dark Horse Prediction: Geraint Thomas @ 33/1 (34.00)
For our dark horse to win stage 13 we select the 38-year-old Brit Geraint Thomas. His chances for the overall win are long gone so Thomas will be easily allowed to join a breakaway in one of the earlier climbs. If the Brit enters the last climb with a decent lead he could be able to win. After all, even at age 38, Thomas is an ex-Tour de France winner and he certainly knows how to climb the hills of France.
La Vuelta Stage 13 Odds
Now we’ve made our picks here are the odds for the top 10 favourites to win Stage 13:
Jonas Vingegaard 4/1 (5.00)
Primoz Roglic 4/1 (5.00)
Remco Evenepoel 10/1 (11.00)
Sepp Kuss 11/1 (12.00)
Wout Poels 12/1 (13.00)
Romain Bardet 14/1 (15.00)
Juan Ayuso 16/1 (17.00)
Michael Storer 16/1 (17.00)
Damiano Caruso 25/1 (26.00)
Lennard Kamna 25/1 (26.00)
Our first 2 picks from above are the top 2 favourites for a reason. As the odds show this will be a stage in which the main contenders for the overall win will be challenging for the win too. However, could anyone else from an early breakaway stay ahead and grab the stage victory?
Our dark horse pick Thomas is not among the top 10 favourites for the stage win but if he feels well and can join a breakaway early he could cause an upset as even at age 38 the ex-Tour de France winner can still ride hard for a day.
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