Men's Omnium Olympic Odds
LONDON, England (TheSpread) – Similar to a pentathlon in track, the Omnium is a test of different cycling events. Here is a look at the odds to win this event at the 2012 Olympics.
According to oddsmakers, Glenn O’Shea of Australia is the favorite to win gold in this event, as he has 15/8 odds. Other short odds to win are Ed Clancy (7/2) of Great Britain, Juan Esteban Arango Carvajal (4/1) of Columbia, and Zachary Bell (11/2) of Canada.
O’Shea is 23 and competing in his first Olympic Games. He recently won the world championship in omnium and was part of a team that took second in team pursuit.
Clancy is 27 and contending in his second Olympics. He won a gold medal in team pursuit back in 2008. He was the 2010 world champion in omnium.
Arango didn’t compete in the 2012 world championships, but finished fifth in the 2011 world championships. He won one of the six stages during the 2011 competition.
Bell is a 29-year-old cyclist that is competing in his second Olympic Games. He won silver in the 2012 world championships in omnium and was the 2011 champion.
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 cyclist will win the gold medal in the men’s omnium, see below.
2012 Summer Olympics – Men’s Cycling – Omnium – Odds To Win Gold
Glenn O'Shea (AUS) 15/8
Ed Clancy (GBR) 7/2
Juan Esteban Arango Carvajal (COL) 4/1
Zachary Bell (CAN) 11/2
Bryan Coquard (FRA) 8/1
Lasse Norman Hansen (DEN) 10/1
Roger Kluge (GER) 12/1
Elia Viviani (ITA) 14/1
Shane Archbold (NZL) 14/1
Cho Ho-Sung (KOR) 28/1
Martyn Irvine (IRL) 33/1