Betting on cycling has never been easier at Unibet! If you love this amazing outdoors sport and reckon you can predict winners in races then be sure to check out our latest cycling odds.
Cycling live stream and betting
You can place bets on numerous races spanning many disciplines each year by joining Unibet today! Cycling is all about speed and stamina, and it’s no wonder some of the world’s fittest athletes are cyclists.
And what’s more, Unibet TV is the place to watch and bet on cycling throughout the season! Follow your favourite events and cyclists as they push and pedal for the finish live. We wish you the best of luck.
Origins of competitive cycling
Competitive cycling began almost as soon as the bicycle was invested in the 19th century. Indeed, competitive cycling is said to have originated in the 1860s in Paris, where men rode wooden bikes with iron tyres over a distance of 1.2 metres.
Before the end of the century cycling had its own organisations and in 1990 the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) was born. In 1903 the first Tour de France was held, which saw riders race from Paris to Bordeaux, down the Marseille and then back up via Lyon to the capital. The entire race took 19 days to complete.
Cycling at the Olympics began in 1896 in Athens and included a road race, a 10 km sprint and a 12-hour race. France dominated that first Olympics to feature cycling, winning four gold medals.
These days the Grand Tours of France, Italy and Spain are worldwide attractions featuring some of the best sports stars in the world. And the Olympics boasts a staggering 22 events for men and women across track, road, mountain bike and BMX.
How to bet on cycling
Getting the latest cycling odds is a great metric to use when looking out for favourites in a race. And Unibet hosts plenty of the latest markets in our sportsbook! You can find all cycling betting odds in one place simply by searching for the sport in our search bar.
From here you can look through the various upcoming events and examine at the stats of each competitor racing. Our cycling odds fluctuate depending on the form of the racers and their popularity among bettors, so be sure to keep an eye out for changes!
To place a cycling bet is very similar to when betting on other race sports, such as athletics or sailing. Each race will feature a market with a list of competitors, arranged in odds order. You can look through the competitors and decide who you think might win the race, finish in the top three, or even reach a certain time (depending on the market).
To bet, click on the cycling you want to back and enter your odds in the pop-up bet slip. Then check your risk and potential payout, before clicking ‘Place Bet’ to complete the process.
Best cycling bets
The most popular cycling bets focus on the race winner markets. This is particularly pertinent in track racing found in the velodrome. There will be plenty of stats on who might win the race and the odds will reflect the favourites.
However, there are also some amazing long-term cycling bets that are great when betting on tours, such as the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana. Here, you can bet on the overall winner of the race, the top sprinter, the best mountain climber and even the best youngster!
Tour de France betting
Betting on Tour de France odds is one of the most exciting ways to follow the race live. Unibet feature In Play odds on every stage of the Tour de France, so you can bet alongside all the action. It means you can make smart bets at a time that suits you, and work out the best moment to cash out.
What’s more, the Tour de France lasts an entire month of the summer—so there’s plenty of opportunity to place your bets!
Olympic cycling betting
Cycling at the Olympics boasts loud crowds, frenetic action and edge-of-your-seat drama. That’s why Unibet provide odds on every cycling event during the competition. Follow all the action during the team pursuit, sprint, omnium and more when you bet with Unibet.
What’s more, the road race and time trial are provide some of the most iconic moments of any Olympics—and this market is a great one to bet on. After all, even the best cyclists in the world may struggle in these outdoor events when they are in an unfamiliar team, compared to their usual Tour team.
And that can cause big upsets in the cycling betting odds!
Watch and bet on cycling
Be sure to check back to Unibet TV every week to see the latest cycling TV schedule and betting odds. You can watch and bet on select sporting events right here and keep on top of all the action.
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