Cycling has been recognized as an Olympic Sport since the birth of the modern Olympic Games in 1896. Depending on where is the race taking place in terms of the terrain or the racecourse there are several categories including a one-day race from a whole tour, time-trial, criterium, cycle speedway, cyclo-cross etc. There are different types of contests which do not involve racing; however, they are part of a different cycling range.
The most popular cycling tour races include the La Vuelta (Race of Spain), Giro D’Italia (Race of Italy) and of course there’s the Tour De France (Race of France). It’s very difficult to televise a cycling race, but the demand is there and the suppliers are aware of that. Bookmakers are also affected by this; therefore they are offering cycling bet lines, at least for major competitions. Do not get disappointed if you don’t manage to find a cycling bet line, the season starts in March and ends in August. In this timeframe you can most likely find what you’re looking for.
Cyclists who have put their own star in history are the much criticized Lance Armstrong, Fabian Cancellara, Jan Ullrich, Alberto Contador, Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault. Some of these faces can still be seen taking part in cycling events.