Mountain bike races may not seem as popular as other cycling races, but they have their own fans and those who like to bet on these types of races. It can be harder to find a bookmaker who offers such types of bets. You also need to do research on this sport to have a better understanding. Now, we will show you the most prominent racers of this sport, betting on who will definitely win you some money.
Andrea Baggioli (Italy)
In 2016-2017, Andre raced in the junior team Canturino 1902 and was considered one of the most promising Italian cyclists in his age category. Before moving to the youth group, he managed to take third place in the overall standings of the junior version of the “Race of the World”.
Andrea started the 2018 season at Colpack, which is considered one of the best youth teams not only in Italy but all over the world. Even then, he was deeply interested in the projects of the world tour. In the second half of 2018, he trained at the UAE – Team Emirates, and in the winter he was invited to the Team Sky training camp.
At Colpack Bajoli spent two seasons, during which he managed to win two stages and the overall standings of the prestigious youth stage “Ronda de l’Isard”, he also took a stage at his native “Giro della Valle d’Aosta”.
Before the start of 2020, he signed a two-year contract with Deceuninck – Quick Step and turned pro. You simply cannot find a better team on a world tour for a young rider.
Bajoli made a very successful professional debut last season, and you’ve probably already spotted him on TV broadcasts. The young Italian won the stage and took second place in the overall standings of Settiman Coppi and Bartali, at the French Tour de l’Enne he also conquered the stage, where he managed to re-sprint Primoz Roglic himself.
Mark Hirschi (Switzerland)
In 2018, Hirshi first became the youth champion of Europe, and then the world champion in the group race. Following a very successful season, he joined Team Sunweb, signing a three-year contract with them.
The main achievement of Hirshi in 2019 was the third place in the prestigious classic one-day race “Classic San Sebastian”. Getting to the podium in such a race at 20 is a very cool result for any rider, but the success of the Swiss remained in the shadows due to the victory of 19-year-old Remco Evenepul.
Everyone already knows what happened in 2020. After the lockdown, he very successfully rode the Tour de France – World Championship – Flèche Wallon – Liege – Bastogne – Liege route and became one of the brightest stars of the new wave of riders.
Hirsha had a contract with Team DSM (formerly Team Sunweb) for 2021, but by mutual agreement the parties terminated the contract. Now the Swiss will race in the UAE – Team Emirates, with which he has a three-year contract.
Is it hard to make a winning bet on a mountain bike?
It is no harder than making a bet on regular bike races. However, if you are familiar with this sport, you have to do very good research on this topic, so you will not lose your money on your first ever bet.