Olympic Men's Road Race Odds

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LONDON, England (TheSpread) – Endurance is the name of the game in the Men’s Cycling Road Race at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Here is a look at the odds to win gold in this event.

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In this event, cyclists compete in a race over 150 miles long that spans around Great Britain. According to oddsmakers, Mark Cavendish is the favorite to win gold, as he has 7/4 odds. Other short odds to win are Peter Sagan (6/1) and Philippe Gilbert (8/1).

Cavendish is a native of Great Britain, which could help him in terms of course familiarity. He has won 21 stages of the Tour de France in his career to go along with 34 stage victories in the Grand Tour. Cavendish has one stage win in this year’s Tour de France through six stages. Cavendish is 27 years old.

Sagan is Slovakian and just 22 years old. He has already won three stages in this year’s Tour de France. Sagan is relatively new to the major competitions but has had a lot of success in his short time. For a one-day race, he poses a great threat to win.

Gilbert is from Belgium and 30 years old. He was a stage winner in last year’s Tour de France and also won four European cycling events in 2011.

The 2012 Summer Olympics will take place from London, England from July 27 through August 12 of this summer. For the complete odds for which competitor will win the gold medal in the men’s road race for cycling, see below.

2012 Summer Olympics – Men’s Cycling – Road Race – Odds To Win Gold

Mark Cavendish (GBR) 7/4 

Peter Sagan (SVK) 6/1 

Philippe Gilbert (BEL) 8/1 

Andre Greipel (GER) 12/1 

Fabian Cancellara (SWI) 12/1 

Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) 14/1 

Tom Boonen (BEL) 14/1 

Thor Hushovd (NOR) 16/1 

Matthew Goss (AUS) 20/1 

Oscar Freire (ESP) 22/1 

Tyler Farrar (USA) 22/1 

Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) 33/1 

Matti Breschel (DEN) 33/1 

Samuel Sanchez (ESP) 33/1 

Tony Martin (GER) 33/1 

Daniele Bennati (ITA) 40/1 

Alexandre Vinokourov (KAZ) 50/1 

Cadel Evans (AUS) 50/1 

Heinrich Haussler (AUS) 50/1 

Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP) 50/1 

Geraint Thomas (GBR) 66/1 

Bradley Wiggins (GBR) 100/1 

David Miller (GBR) 100/1

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