Athletics Olympics By Joe Crilly

Olympics Day Two Betting: Armistead Second Favourite For Gold In Rio

Lizzie Armistead is the 4/1 joint second favourite with William Hill to win the women’s road race on Sunday and odds on at 19/20 to win a medal of any colour.

Marianne Vos is the 3/1 favourite  with Anna van der Breggen joining her on 4/1.

Fellow Brit, Emma Pooley is 66/1 to win the race and 15/1 to finish in the medals.

“Lizzie Armistead has hardly had the best preparation for the Olympics this time around and despite the fact that she is second favourite, she may struggle to bag the gold under the intense media spotlight,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Women’s road race winner: 3/1 Marianne Vos; 4/1 Anna van der Breggen; 4/1 Lizzie Armistead; 5/1 Megan Guarnier; 6/1 Pauline Ferrand Prevot; 9/1 Emma Johansson; 10/1 Evelyn Stevens; 12/1 Elisa Longo Borghini; 15/1 Mara Abbott; 22/1 Katarzyna Niewiadoma; 44/1 Claudia Lichtenberg; 44/1 Elena Cecchini; 50/1 BAR… 66/1 Emma Pooley

Women’s road race podium finish: 3/4 Marianne Vos; 19/20 Anna van der Breggen; 19/20 Lizzie Armistead; 5/4 Megan Guarnier; 6/4 Pauline Ferrand; 9/4 Emma Johansson; 5/2 Evelyn Stevens; 3/1 Elisa Longo Borghini; 7/2 Mara Abbott; 9/2 Katarzyna Niewiadome; 9/1 BAR… 15/1 Emma Pooley