Yeah, I think there might be a mistake, as Bardet is not on the oddschecker page for the Giro. Weird. I really should have noticed that and included him in the poll instead of Geoghegan Hart.Sometimes I don't get the odds, as having Bardet with the same value as Buchmann or below 2022 Dumoulin.
Voted for Carapaz.
Second favorite: Almeida
Outsiders: MAL, Landa, Yates
Question marks: The Bora guys and especially Buchmann. Him, Kelderman, Hindley and Kämna are in theory a really strong team.
Agreed. I miss a guy like Enric Mas and perhaps one more good GC rider from Jumbo Visma , but otherwise I think the peloton is almost as good as it can be as the others are aiming for the Tour.While the Giro misses all three GT winners of 2021 (and all three 2nd places), I think the field is quite good at the level below that.
He only raced (and won) Asturias in the month before the Giro the two previous times he has done the Giro, and it's getting quite common to skip Romandie and Trentino, so I wouldn't put much emphasis on that.I did not realize Carapaz is doing the Giro.
It seems odd considering Bernal is out of the Tour & we know Carapaz likes to build form towards his objective where he has a pretty good peak (like winning the Tour de Suisse last year before getting the podium in the Tour). We've seen nothing similar this year. Simon Yates should be favorite, even just based on his Paris-Nice form. But he then had problems in Catalunya so he hasn't had a linear progression towards the Giro either.
My bet is someone totally new (not on the list), almost unrated, but with loads of untapped potential steps up & wins. Or maybe not & Ineos just smash it like they're smashing most races this spring. But whatever happens, I don't find that list of 'favorites' particularly inspiring or offering guarantees. Beaucoup uncertainty, basically.