|2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Cross Country Ski Odds – Men’s 15km Classic|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 16 January 2014 18:00|
Olympics Men's 15km Classic Odds
SOCHI, Russia (The Spread) – The Men’s 15km Classic in Cross Country Skiing at the Sochi Olympics is a wide open race. Here is a look at the odds to win gold.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Alexey Poltaranin is the slight favorite to win gold, as he has 4/1 odds to win. Other short odds are Dario Cologna (5/1), Alexander Legkov (6/1) and Johan Olsson (6/1).
Poltaranin competes for Kazakhstan and he has never claimed a medal in the Olympics but he has claimed bronze in two world championship events, but neither was the 15km classic.
Cologna is the defending Olympic gold medalist in this event. He competes for Switzerland and he also won the 2013 world championship in the 30km pursuit.
Legkov competes for Russia and he is seeking his first Olympic medal this year. He has had success in the world championships on the team level but has never won in the 15km race.
Olsson competes for Sweden and he has won four Olympic medals, but none in the 15km race. He did earn a silver medal in this event at the 2013 world championships.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics begin on Thursday, Feb. 6 and run through Sunday, Feb. 23 in Sochi, Russia. For a look at the odds to win gold in Men’s 15km Classic in Cross Country Skiing at the event, see blow.
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing Odds – Men’s 15km Classic
Alexey Poltaranin 4/1
Dario Cologna 5/1
Alexander Legkov 6/1
Johan Olsson 6/1
Eldar Roenning 7/1
Lukas Bauer 7/1
Martin Johnsrud Sundby 7/1
Petter Northug 7/1
Dmitriy Japarov 25/1
Matti Heikkinen 25/1
Maxim Vylegzhanin 33/1
Daniel Rikardsson 40/1
Devon Kershaw 66/1
Sami Jauhojaervi 66/1
Tobias Angerer 66/1