The bookies and cycling
Where do bookies get there info from with regards to the odds for races? I know that you can interpret whether you think the odds are correct or not, but some of the odds I have seen for the Giro and Le Tour have baffled me abit.
For the Giro Uran is 50/1 and Pozzovio 66/1, which ok fair enough, but Jose Rujano is only 33/1 and Pellizotti is 25/1. I know I watch a lot of cycling and see how riders have been going all season. But where do they dream up that Rujano has a more realistic chance than those two? Even more Baffling to me is that you can get Nocentini at 600/1. I know he is unlikely to win, but for his odds to be that big again surprises me.
As for the Tour Sagan is 400/1 which you would probably expect, but what I cant understand is how riders such as Velits, Kwiatkowski and Cunego can have better odds at 600/1. Again I know these riders are again unlikely to win, but to me the way Sagan is playing his 'career' as you may put it, he will not even be targeting winning, yet if Cunego discovered his form he could win it.
As if you asked anyone who has more chance of winning im sure all those 3 would come before Sagan, and the same can be said for Uran and co above compared to Rujano and Pellizotti.