Netherlands Favored In Women’s Madison Cycling Debut

  • The Netherlands has (-150) odds to win the first-ever Women’s Madison Cycling Olympic event.
  • Great Britain (+450) and Belgium (+600) are the only other countries with betting lines short of (+1000).

TOKYOMen’s Madison Cycling has been in the Olympics before but was removed in the past two games due to their being no women’s counterpart. Now, in its Olympic debut, the Netherlands is favored to win the gold medal for the Women's event.

Women’s Madison Cycling: The Netherlands Favored

The Netherlands duo of Kirsten Wild and Amy Pieters are favored to win the first-ever Women’s Madison Cycling gold medal in Olympic history. They won the 2019 and 2020 World Championships together, which is the likeliest reason why they are favored at online gambling sites for the event.

Tokyo 2021 - Women's Madison Cycling

  • Netherlands (W) -150
  • Great Britain (W) +450
  • Belgium (W) +600
  • Denmark (W) +1000
  • Italy (W) +1400
  • Australia (W) +1600
  • France (W) +2000
  • Germany (W) +2200
  • USA (W) +2500

France and Italy came in second and third at the last World Championships, but it’s Great Britain and Belgium who have claimed the next shortest odds behind the Netherlands. Online sportsbooks seem to be favoring the experience of the athletes from these countries as Belgium and Great Britain are among the favorites and have seasoned cyclists competing in their third or fourth Olympics.

Can The Netherlands Be Beaten?

Beating the back-to-back World Champions is going to be a tough feat for any team to pull off and considering the accomplishments of the Netherlands team, they should be in full control of the race. With no other duo being able to match the Netherlands' achievements, the (-150) price tag attached to their name may actually be generous odds for the bettors wagering on this future Olympic gold medal duo.