the betting site oddschecker.com has compiled the various odds for the upcoming MTB event.
Odds makers world wide have collectively picked reigning World Champ Jaro Kulhavy for Gold, two time defending Olympic champion Julien Absalon for Silver, and young gun Nino Schurter for Bronze. Geoff Kabush is given top odds for North America in a clearly Euro biased ranking systems. A bet on Plaxton for the podium could be a big pay day for a hopeful Canadian fan...
World Champion Catharine Pendrel of Canada is slotted first among women. Silver medal favorite Maja Wloszczowska has been confirmed as a DNS and will miss her chance at a medal this time around. Might-as-well-be North American Katerina Nash gets good odds in the top 10 while USA's Georgia Gould seems heavily underrated in 10th.
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Updated on May 18, 2013, 3:30am