Olympic Cycling Great Britain – Betting Odds & Prediction

Kenny to hold off Aussie challenge in Cycling sprint


There will be more medal hopes for Team GB through recycling, and Jason Kenny should be making a splash on Wednesday in the Men’s Sprint Outright. Kenny took the gold in the 2016 Track Cycling World Championship back in March, beating out his main competitive Matthew Glaetzer (Australia) in the final. Kenny is a triple Olympic Champion as it is and he should be well in the medal picture in Rio.

It was a mixed run against Glaetzer in the Final, losing the first of the best-of-three sprints narrowly, before taking a tactical victory in the second and then the Australian had no answer to him in the deciding run. Kenny took gold in the 2007 Olympic Team Sprint and defending that title successfully at London 2012. He took gold in London in the Individual Sprint as well, after earning silver in the discipline four years earlier.

So this is a man with experience and a taste of winning. He is one of the favourites to get on the podium in the Men’s Sprint Outright at Rio 2016 and it should be a showdown between him and Glaetzer again. The Australian youngster won gold at the 2012 Team Sprint and took the Keirin Gold in Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. But after pushing Kenny so hard at the Track Cycling World Championships this year, can he get something extra out of his tank to claim gold?

The only other players really likely to come into contention are Russia’s Denis Dmitriev after taking a bronze at London 2012, but the 30 year old doesn’t look to have the speed to take it all the way, but Frenchman Gregory Bauge who took silver at London 2012 in both the Team Sprint and Individual Sprint, could well shoot for a podium finish here.

Men’s Cycling Sprint Outright

Jason Kenney 5/2, Matthew Glaetzer 7/2, Denis Dmitriev 11/2, Gregory Bauge 6/1, 10/1 bar

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