- The United States are -140 favorites in the women’s team pursuit event.
- Germany has -160 odds in the team sprint as a moderate betting favorite.
TOKYO – Women’s team cycling is gearing up for early next week and there are some clear favorites in each of the events. The United States is favored in team pursuit while Germany holds the edge in the team sprint.
Women’s Team Pursuit: USA Favored To Avenge 2016 Silver
In 2016, the United States’ women’s team pursuit team came in second by just 0.130 seconds. Now, legal betting sites list the team as favorites to win the gold medal ahead of Great Britain, the reigning champions.
Women’s Team Pursuit Gold Medal Odds
- USA -140
- Great Britain +125
- Australia +1000
The event is expected to be a two-team race between the USA and Great Britain as they are the only countries with odds short of +1000.
The US has some extra momentum coming off of the 2020 World Championships gold medal, returning to the form that won the country the championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Women’s Team Sprint: Germany Favored Over ROC
The women’s team sprint differed from the team pursuit in that there is no true competition to the favorite. The ROC has +250 odds as the second option, but Germany is an even bigger favorite than the USA is in pursuit.
Women’s Team Sprint Gold Medal Odds
- Germany -160
- ROC +250
- China +650
- Australia +750
- Netherlands +1200
Given the odds available on Olympic betting sites, it seems as if there is a clear favorite, a clear second-place finisher followed by a group of teams that could finish third.
The German pair of Emma Hiznze and Pauline Sophie Grabosch are both new to the Olympics but enter on a strong note as the two recently won the 2020 World Championships. The duo is by no means a lock to win, but it’s fair to say that it’s their race to lose.
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