website, cycling is a sport that many people now love to bet on, and that includes mountain biking. Now, you might think this is quite strange, but when done competitively it is an activity that is full of unpredictability and excitement, both of which are ingredients for a great betting experience.
Mountain biking is a sport that is defined by off-road terrain. It has plenty of different categories ranging from the standard events such as cross-cycling to more extreme events such as downhill mountain biking. However, no matter if you are watching a standard event or an extreme one, mountain biking gives viewers the chance to watch top athletes to test their stamina, endurance, and mental capacity in awe-inspiring landscapes, majestic countryside, and unforgiving conditions.
Betting on this sport is pretty simple as it is does not vary that much from other types of cycling events. For example, you can place outright bets where you simply try to guess the rider that will win the whole competition or race. You will be able to find plenty of markets for each event, which means that you will never end up getting bored. Once you have fully acquainted yourself with mountain biking, you can try and spice things up by trying to predict the winners of the different stages or by placing a bet on the position that you think a rider will end in. You can make things even spicier by exploring proposal bets.
There are a number of great mountain bike competitions that we recommend you watch and bet on and we speak about some of these below.
This is a multi-round event that was held as a cross-country event for the first time back in 1989. As years went by, other events and categories were added to it. The races are held throughout the year and all over the world in places such as South Africa, Canada, Austria, Germany, and Scotland.
This is a championship that is held all over the world from the end of March up until late September. The racecourses constantly test the participants due to demanding downhill and uphill segments. In fact, it is actually one of the most challenging off-road events out there.
This is an event where different nations compete in 3 disciplines that are four-cross, cross country, and downhill. The winner for each of the disciplines is given a rainbow jersey which they get to wear for the whole season when they are competing in events of the same category.
Nino Schurter can claim to be the best men’s cross-country rider - he is the reigning World Champion, Olympic Champion, and World Cup champion. Other great mountain bikers include the likes of Jaroslav Kulhavy and Maxime Marotte. When it comes to women’s cross-country, Jenny Rissveds is one of the best and is the current Olympic champion. Annika Langvad and Jolanda Neff are some other top female mountain bike riders.
In the men’s downhill event Amaury Pierron, Aaron Gwin, and Tro Brosnan are at the top of the game, while the same can be said for Tahnee Seagrave, Rachel Atherton, and Tracey Hannah in the women’s downhill events.