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Cycling betting

Cycling betting

Sir Chris Hoy became the first man in 100 years to win three Olympic gold medals, with his success at Beijing 2008

Interest in cycling betting has grown rapidly in recent years thanks to the success of the Great Britain track team at the Beijing Olympics.

The likes of Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish have also enjoyed success in the most gruelling road race of them all – the Tour de France.

Cycling betting is not just reserved for those events though, throughout the year there are dozens of brilliant races including the Tour of Britain and the track cycling world championships to place cycling bets on.

Cycling betting odds are always a tempting proposition

British success at the Beijing Olympics has propelled cycling into the mainstream with the likes of Sir Chris Hoy becoming household names.

He bagged himself three gold medals at the last Olympics – the first British man in 100 years to manage it – and because of this renewed interest in the sport, cycling betting has taken off in a big way.

There are loads of different markets available with some cracking odds to take advantage of.

London 2012 and Tour de France Cycling betting could lead to a big payout

The biggest cycling event on the horizon is the London 2012 Olympics.

Great Britain will be heavily fancied to come away with armfuls of medals with the likes of Victoria Pendleton and Ed Clancey set to come away with golds.

With Wiggins refocusing on the track after a few seasons spent putting the miles in on the road, it should be a bumper year for British cycling and cycling betting.

Meanwhile, controversy has been rife at the Tour de France in recent years thanks to a series of doping incidents. However, there can be no denying that road cycling’s premier event is the ultimate test for any cyclist.

Past champion Alberto Contador looks set to be one of the favourites in the Tour de France betting yet again, although there are a host of exciting riders biting at his heels – most notably Team Sky, who have several brilliant British riders in their ranks and will be a force for years to come.

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