Jasper Stuyven won one of the cycling classics, the Milan-Sanremo race. Trek-Segafredo’s rider was excellent in this Italian classic, posting arguably the biggest success in his career so far.
His excellent finish that surprised the majority of the fans and the experts brought him history. The 29-year old’s name will be written in all the cycling history books as one of the winners of this prestigious race. Yet, it seems that he won’t stop here but wants to add more honors to his resume. There are plenty of races left this season, and Stuyven is going to look for his chance to make yet another surprise.
However, when it comes to two classics in April, Tour de Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, he isn’t among the favorites to win the event.
Stuyven is the seventh on the list to win this year’s Tour de Flanders, with the odds 26/1. That is far, far behind Mathieu van der Poel who sits at 10/4. Behind comes Wout Van Aert with 9/2, Stuyven’s compatriots from Belgium. These two riders are the two biggest contenders for winning this event, and overall, they are expected to be among the best individuals throughout this entire season. Julian Alaphilippe is the third favorite, 17/2, Peter Sagan comes fourth, 18/1, Thomas Pidcock is 23/1, and Kasper Asgreen 26/1. You might want to look for more odds on the following link, and apart from them, there are plenty of free betting tips available.
Last year we saw van der Poel winning Tour de Flanders, as he showed magnificent performance outlasting Van Aert in the closing part of the race. Will Stuyven be capable of surprising these two? We can’t guarantee anything, but if he keeps the same level as from the Milan-Sanremo race, the Belgian might be in toe combination for making a surprise.
According to the bookmakers, Stuyven is in a slightly better position when it comes to the Paris-Roubaix race. He is the fifth favorite behind Van Aert, van der Poel, Sagan, and Mads Pedersen. At the moment, the odds on his win are set at 19/1. Pedersen’s are 17/1, and Sagan sits at 11/1. The fight for the top spot will be much more interesting than in the previous case. Van Aert to win is 15/4 and van der Poel 4/1, and both of them aren’t hiding ambitions to win this prestigious race.
The race was canceled in 2020, because of the Coronavirus pandemics, and undoubtedly, the majority of the riders, especially from the nearby countries, can’t wait to hit the road and make their presence noticed. While we’re here, we need to say that the previous winner was Philippe Gilbert.
Bookmakers gave the odds for the Double, which is the winner of both events. Such a thing didn’t happen since 2013 when the legendary Fabian Cancellara managed to sweep the competition and post a big triumph. He is one of few persons to achieve such a landmark. The above-mentioned Gilbert was the only rider with wins at four of five Cycling Monuments as the fans call five one-day classics – Milan-Sanremo, Tour de Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liège–Bastogne–Liège, and Giro di Lombardia.
Stuyven’s chances of winning these two are pretty slim, 150/1, and he is leveled with Pedersen and Remco Evenepoel. Behind are Soren Kragh Andersen and Olivier Naesen with 220/1, ahead are Sagan and Alaphilippe are 60/1, while the top two places are reserved for van der Poel and Van Aert. The Dutch have better prospects per bookies, 9/1, while Van Aert sits at 15/1.
When all this ends, we have the first major of the season ahead, Giro d’Italia. Stuyven’s name is not even on the list of the potential winners, but there is enough time for him to change that.