Mens Individual Sprint Cycling Monday 6th August
Live on BBCi
Another track cycling event in this Olympics looms and another odds-on World-Record holding Brit prepares to strike gold for Team GB as they continue their fantastic one team assault on Velodrome supremacy.
Jason Kenny was awesome in qualifying on Saturday, setting a new World-Record as he cruised through to the next round in business-like fashion.
Another solid performance in the quarter finals earlier today against Malaysian star Awang puts him in pole position for the semi-finals as he looks to win another 2012 home Olympic gold medal after his World Record winning performance with Philip Hindes and Sir Chris Hoy in the team sprint.
Bookies’ were not shy off the mark to install him as short-priced favourite and the Bolton-born Brit is currently priced at 1/2 with bet365 for yet more glory.
However, he has a very able challenger in the field in the shape of Frenchman Gregory Bauge. Bauge beat Kenny as recently as this very year as he regained his World Champion Sprint title in Melbourne, Australia. The second favourite is in search of his maiden Olympic Gold and is available at 13/8 to do just that.
The betting for this eagerly anticipated contest has the rest of the field priced at 18/1 or more which suggests a two-horse race for the Gold medal and Olympic title, but with GB already boasting 4 Track Cycling gold medals out of a possible 6, it’s clear to see that Team GB are again the ones to beat in what has become their fortress, The Velodrome.
Although, it is not unreasonable to suggest that an upset could be on the cards as Bauge and France have proven to be extremely capable of producing big performances and rapid times inside the super fast arena, and after 2 silver’s for the French, they will be looking to make it 3rd time lucky tomorrow night.
Do not miss out on what promises to be yet another thoroughly entertaining night at the home of Track Cycling at London 2012.
Olympic Games Betting
Mens Sprint Cycling Odds
- Jason Kenny – 1/2
- Gregory Bauge – 13/8
- Shane Perkins – 18/1
- 50/1 bar