While it is really tempting to begin assigning the third Olympic team slots to a handful of athletes based on a mathmatics equation, in a World Cup race and a big money race, such as Des Moines, many things can happen to change the outcome of the team.
Pre-race illness, injury, overtraining and race day crashes are a few of the variables that make the Des Moines event interesting. There is no sure bet.
Vegas? What are the odds?