The UCI Road World Championships is an annual cycling tournament which has been running since as early as 1921. Organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale, the event puts international cyclists against one another in a selection of events. The UCI Road World Championships are hotly contested and spectator by fans across the world, and is considered by many to be the ultimate cycling event of the year. It is also an event that is highly popular in online bet making, with many placing their bets on who they predict will be the yearly champion in each event.
The UCI Road World Championships have undergone many changes over the years, with events being shuffled and reshuffled, in an attempt to make the proceedings as fair as possible. There was much controversy about the amateur event being separate from the professional event, and the two were eventually combined into one single race. The team time trial events were also hotly debated, and as of 2012 the team time trial events were reinstated after being previously dropped. A women’s team time trial was also added to the roster, which had been a demanded addition for many years.
UCI Road World Championships Location
The location that the UCI Road World Championships are held in greatly effect how the events play out. If the course is a more hilly location, or if it tends to have more flat stretches, it will massively effect how the cyclists perform. It also, therefore, greatly impacts the predictions of who is going to win, and who is going to be a winner. There has been controversy about chosen locations, with many questioning if a wise decision had been made as to where cyclists can fairly compete.
Deciding who to bet on can be a difficult choice for this reason, and those who are passionate about the events will put a great deal of effort into studying the chosen course in advance.
Betting On UCI Road World Championships
Many place bets at online bookmakers when the UCI Road World Championships occur. It is a favourite of many bet makers around the world, and there are multiple online forums and discussion groups that attempt to predict winners in the various events. Much of the focus is on the German cyclists, who have a reputation for performing exceptionally well.
Betting options, as would be expected, are largely based around predicting who will come first, second, and third, in the various events. Correctly predicting the ultimate winner pays out a large amount, but is considered to be a high risk bet. Most bet makers tend to take group betting options, which allows a bet to be placed on a group of racers, with a payout being given if any of the chosen racers place in the top ten. A bet maker may also choose to place multiple bets, such as betting on a group of racers for the top ten, but placing a secondary bet for a preferred racer for the top three. Such online betting options being available may be dependent on specific bet makers and the options they have made available.