|2012 Summer Olympics Cycling Odds: Men’s Sprint Track – Bauge Favored|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Tuesday, 10 July 2012 07:00|
Individual Cycling Sprint Odds
LONDON, England (TheSpread) – Who is the fastest man on a bike? We will find out in the Men’s Sprint Track cycling event at the 2012 Olympics. Here is a look at the odds to win the gold.
According to oddsmakers, Gregory Bauge of France is the favorite to win this event, as he has 2/3 odds. Other short odds are Chris Hoy (9/4) of Great Britain and Kevin Sireau (4/1) of France.
Bague is a 27-year-old cyclist with a lot of potential but also coming off a 1-year suspension in the sport for missing doping tests. He won the 2011 World Championship in this event, but was later stripped of the title due to the suspension. He did rebound by winning again in 2012.
Hoy won the 2008 gold medal in this event and he also won the silver in the 2011 World Championship while taking the bronze in 2012. He is 36 years old and is competing in his fourth Olympic Games.
Sireau is 25 and competing in his first Olympic Games. He is the defending European sprint champion and he also won that honor in 2008 and 2009. He has not claimed a world championship in sprint.
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 sprint track, see below.
2012 Summer Olympics – Men’s Cycling – Individual Sprint Track – Odds To Win Gold
Gregory Bauge (FRA) 2/3
Chris Hoy (GBR) 9/4
Kevin Sireau (FRA) 4/1
Jason Kenny (GBR) 6/1
Robert Foerstemann (GER) 14/1
Shane Perkins (AUS) 14/1
Denis Dmitriev (RUS) 33/1