Guide to Olympic Track Cycling Online Betting

Published July 28, 2012 by OCR Editor

Guide to Olympic Track Cycling Online Betting

2012 Summer Olympics Track Cycling Betting: Where to Bet?

All eyes in the world of cycling move from the recently finished Tour de France to the 2012 London Olympic Games, where the world's best riders on two wheels will battle it out for gold and glory.

London 2012 Track Cycling

Track Cycling will take place at London's Velopark between July 28 and August 12, with five gold medals up for grabs for men and five for the women. The individual races include the sprint, which consists of a series of head-to-head three-lap races, and the Keirin, in which up to seven rides race each other for victory.

The Team Sprint and Team Pursuit pit the best of each country against each other. The spring has teams of three for men's competition and teams of two for the women's. The Pursuit is held over 16 laps for men and 12 for women. The Omnium makes its Olympic debut, with individual riders competing across six different elements.

Where to Bet

888sport, William Hill and bet365 Sports all have comprehensive Olympic Track Cycling online betting options. Hill has made it easier for customers through the introduction of a pull-down menu. Just select men or women, then cycling from the discipline bar, and then choose the event on which you wish to bet.

Remember that there are also road cycling, bmx and mountain bike events, so if these are more your thing you can also place wagers on them at the three aforementioned online sportsbooks. BMX and mountain biking are relatively new to the Olympics, but growing in populatiry.

Selected Odds

The men's individual time trial is one of the most watched Olympic cycling events. William Hill is offering the following odds: reigning Tour de France champ Bradley Wiggins (Team GB), 8/11, Fabian Cancellara (SUI), 2/1, Tony Martin (GB), 5/1, and Chris Froome (GB), 10/1. Last year's Tour champ Cadel Evans (AUS) is 66/1.

888sport has four Team GB cycling specials. They are offering 3/1 odds on Chris Froome beating Bradley Wiggins in the individual time trial, 8/1 on those two men finishing with gold and silver (in either order), 1/5 on Victoria Pendleton crying on the podium, and 18/1 on Great Britain winning both men's and women's team sprint gold.

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