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Big Names Bet On Cycling Medals In Rio This Summer

Big Names Bet On Cycling Medals In Rio

Cycling is still trying to shake off the demons of its past and whilst the Olympics is wracked by another doping scandal the very best of the cycling world are preparing to battle it out for golden glory, but who should you back at Bet365 if you like to bet on cycling? Well you’re not short on choices…..

Rio Olympic Cycling Events

• Road Race & Time Trial
• Keirin Omnium Pursuit & Sprint
• Mountain Bike
• BMX

The Tour de France crashed its way into Paris to a predictable finish with Chris Froome defending his title to win a third victory in the jewel in the crown of the cycling world despite some setbacks along the way, and now he’s off to Rio and if you like to bet on cycling the Fort Copacabana setting alone is enough to make the 2016 Rio Olympics a must-view event as the very cream of the two-wheeled world get set race each other on the track, on the road and even on the mountainsides of the Brazilian capital.

Naturally in the BMX it’s Mariana Pajon stealing most of the headlines. The photogenic Colombian Olympic gold medalist and World Champion is almost a shoo in for a medal barring disaster and the press love a pretty lady on a bike, which explains why fresh faced Marlies Mejias of Cuba who got eighth in London is gaining attention ahead of the Omnium at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and if you like to bet on sports in Brazil the cycling might look all sewn up, there’s still room for the canny bettor to get a win.

Bet365 Has All The Odds If You’re Placing A Bet On Cycling This Olympics

Of course neither Colombia nor Cuba are sending the size of cycling teams that the big names have gathered together. With the British, Germans and Dutch all sending more than even the United States is to the collective events, and whilst Froome and crew will definitely be worth watching if you actually like to bet on cycling you’ll find there are a better selection of opportunities away from the big names where things are a little less predictable. The mountain biking for instance looks very promising.

Held at the Deodoro Cluster, which sounds like something you should see a proctologist about, this tough cross country event will see Moritz Milatz of Germany try to improve on this lackluster 34th place in London, and Rudi Van Houts from the Netherlands snatch at better than 17th, and if they don’t take your fancy there’s always the American Howard Grotts to back, and if you take advantage of Brazilian gambling laws to visit Bet365 they’ll make sure you’ve the best odds at the right time to choose from this very diverse field in a sport only seen for six years at the games.

Will Crashes Effect The Outcome In Rio As They Did In Paris?

The track cyclists may well steal the show but the road racers are still out in force with the classic race and a time trial to fight over, but will Georg Preidler of Austria? Oscar Soliz of Boliva? Perhaps Rui Costa of Portugal….? No? Well there’s lots to choose from at Bet365 and whilst Michal Golas of Poland might not seem the way to go a bet on cycling is never the time for the faint hearted, just look at the crashes in Paris that put paid to so many dreams and winning wagers, so look down the field before you plump for a famous face…….yes Froome I mean you.

Froome Sets Sights On Gold

• Three time Tour winner
• Favorite for medal
• 2012 Wiggins copycat?

Chris Froome has a fair bit of pressure on him now, especially in the UK, where people are recalling that in 2012 Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France and then the Gold at the Olympics and have been hinting that perhaps Chris should do the same.

Froome Cycling Medal Rio 2016

2016 Gold Medal for Cycling for Froome (Photo: Action Images)

Already clear favorite there will be a lot riding on him come the 2016 Rio Olympics and we all know what that sort of pressure can do, but that said it would be a brave Brazilian gambling news reports of the games feature anyone else winning that precious gold medal.

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