Rio 2016 Betting Tips: Back Froome to zoom towards gold in the time trial
Cycling: Men’s Time Trials
After disappointment in the road race, Team GB’s Chris Froome will head into the time trial with a more realistic chance of a medal. After a few days rest, the challenging 54.6km route will feature a trip up to Grumari and Barra de Guaratiba on the western edge of Rio, with the threat of big winds a focus of team tactics.
With Dumoulin fighting through the pain barrier of his recent broken wrist (especially on the climbs), the ascendancy is arguably with Froome after these two were singled out as the main threats for the gold.
After settling for bronze four years ago, the Tour de France winner will be looking to settle a score on Wednesday, capping off a wonderful season. Former world and Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara will also be a threat against the clock, and despite struggling with a knee injury and lack of form, German ‘Panzerwagen’ Tony Martin will surely contend the medals.
Back Chris Froome to win the Time Trials gold @ 2.74
Back Tony Martin to finish in Time Trials top three @ 3.25
Swimming: 200m Women’s Breaststroke Final
This breaststroke final could well be worth staying up for, with a field full of a range of medal contenders. Leading the way is current ranked world number one, Rie Kaneto. After recording a 2:19:64 earlier this year the Japanese swimmer is a temping price of 2.52 after an impressive season.
Turkey have high medal hopes in the form of Viktoria Zeynep Gunes who impressed at last years Junior Championships with a sub 2:20 swim. Despite this being her first major tournament on a world stage, the 18-year-old should be well equipped to deal with the pressure of the Rio crowd. At a staggering price of 17.50 for a gold medal, the current World Champion Kanako Watanabe will feel she is in for a shout for a place on the podium at least. Despite this win, she has struggled for the rest of the season and is likely to face a strong challenge from Denmark’s Rikke Pedersen.
Back Rie Kaneto to win gold @ 2.52
Back Kanako Watanabe to finish in the top 3 @ 2.06
Rowing : Men’s Quadruple sculls final
With Australia seemingly destined for gold in the men’s quadruple sculls final, a shootout for the other medals including Germany, Team GB, Estonia, Switzerland and Lithuania looks to be where the excitement might lie.
Despite tricky, choppy conditions on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, the Australian’s are beaming with confidence after going a year unbeaten in two World Cups. Despite never winning gold in this event, Belonogoff, Forsterling, Girdlestone and McRae will no doubt improve on their 2012 bronze, with European champions Estonia pushing them closest.
Back Australia to win gold @ 1.70
Back Estonia to finish in the top 3 @ 1.44
Rugby Sevens (M): Great Britain vs New Zealand
After two wins from two in the inaugural rugby sevens tournament, Great Britain’s men come up against tricky opposition in the form of the wounded All Blacks. After losing to Japan on Monday, New Zealand bounced back to beat Kenya yesterday with Team GB now firmly in their sights as they bid to top the group.
The missing force of Sonny Bill Williams will no doubt give Great Britain an added boost going into Wednesday’s match, however the All Blacks should prevail, paving an easier path to the medals. Fiji and South Africa are widely tipped for gold, but at 6.00 the All Blacks are a fantastic pricegoing into the knockout stages.
Back New Zealand to win gold @ 6.0