Cycling betting odds at Coral
When it comes to betting on cycling, you can choose between tour and track racing. Tour racing takes place on the roads as riders compete in multiple stages and race across a country over several weeks, while track cycling usually involves shorter sprints in a velodrome.
The tour racing calendar revolves around the three Grand Tours: the Tour de France, the Vuelta a Espana and the Giro d’Italia. Regarded as the ultimate test of endurance, the tours feature several teams, including the likes of Jumbo-Visma, Groupama-FDJ, Quick Step and Ineos. You may be familiar with the names of multiple tour-winning riders Vincenzo Nibali, Alberto Contador and Sir Bradley Wiggins.
There are various track cycling events at the Olympics, and there’s also the Track Cycling World Championships, where both teams and countries compete against the clock. Whether you fancy endurance riding, sprint racing or a bit of both, at Coral you can find some of the best cycling odds on the biggest races each year.
Which competitions do we cover?
Following Egan Bernal’s victory in the Giro d’Italia in May, we’re looking forward to the 2021 Tour de France hitting the roads from Saturday 26th June to Sunday 18th July. Next up it’s the Summer Olympics, before we head over to Spain for the Vuelta a Espana, which is due to weave its way through the country from Saturday 14th August to Sunday 5th September.
Fancy betting on the outright winner of each tour? Or maybe you want to pick the winners of each stage? You can also bet on which rider will claim the most stages and who will wear each of the coloured jerseys signifying the general leader, points leader, mountain leader or youth leader. However you like to bet, we’ve got a range of In-Play markets to make sure you’re feeling the action throughout every competition.
Tour de France
Last year’s edition of the Tour de France saw Tadej Pogacar become the youngest winner of the race since World War One, overhauling highly-favoured fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in a stunning penultimate stage time trial. The 22-year-old has continued his fine form into this season and now has the promising Marc Hirschi for company at UAE-Team Emirates.
Can Roglic respond to last year’s upset? After winning the 2020 Vuelta a Espana he’ll be hoping to come back strong, although he’ll face stiff competition from 2018 winner Geraint Thomas and former Ineos teammate Chris Froome, who has an incredible four Tour victories to his name.
If you’re looking for stage winners rather than outright champions, watch the return of 30-stage victor Mark Cavendish, one of cycling’s most successful riders, and yet another Brit, Simon Yates, who claimed two stages in 2019. Who are you backing this year? Have your say with our pre-match and In-Play cycling betting markets.
Vuelta a Espana
It’s hard to look past Roglic for this year’s Vuelta a Espana. The star Slovenian cyclist has won both of the previous two tours and spent much of this year training at altitude. He recently defeated Pogacar to win the Tour of the Basque Country title and joins a strong line-up at Team Jumbo Visma, which includes time trailer Tony Martin and mountain specialist Steven Kruijswijk.
Can he complete the hat-trick and make it three Vueltas on the spin? Will Richard ‘The Locomotive’ Carapaz build on last year’s second place for team Ineos? Or might up-and-coming Frenchman David Guadu provide a new challenge? Find a range of Grand Tour betting options and outright markets at Coral.
Tokyo Olympic Cycling
Nestled between the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana is the delayed 2020 Olympic Games. We’ll be heading to Tokyo from Friday 23rd July to Sunday 8th August, where the allure of gold medals is sure to entice some of the best road cyclists. Thomas is set to be part of Team GB, along with Yates and twin brother Adam, as well as last year’s Giro winner Tao Geoghegan Hart.
And there will be plenty of action on track in the velodrome, with the Keirin, Madison, Omnium, Team Pursuit, Sprint and Team Sprint events sure to provide some intense racing. Team GB typically turns out a strong cycling squad, with multiple Olympic champions Laura and Jason Kenny due to lead them in Tokyo.
Which riders and nations do you think will add to the medal hauls this year? Get ready for a spectacular summer of tour, road and track cycling with Coral.