Get involved the increasing popular world of virtual sports by betting on and watching live virtual cycling action.
What is Virtual Cycling?
The virtual cycling setup is very realistic, and many punters have admitted it does actually look like a real race is taking place.
The format of virtual cycling is based on the Keirin race that is very popular in cycling competitions. The Keirin is a fast-paced race that sees cyclists sprint towards the finish line after a speed-controlled start to the race.
How Does Virtual Cycling Work?
The Keirin has been part of the UCI men’s World Championship since 1980 and was included on the women’s calendar in 2002. It has also been used in the Olympics since the 2000 Games in Sydney with Great Britain’s Jason Kenny and the Netherlands Elis Ligtlee the current Gold medal champions following the 2016 Rio Olympics.
After each race, there will be a three-minute break before the next race gets underway at the Franklin Velodrome with up to eight participants involved.
How To Bet On Virtual Cycling
Virtual cycling does not have a lot of betting markets available, but there is enough to keep each race exciting. At the moment, there are just three markets to bet on. They are as follows:
Race Winner – This market allows you to back the rider you believe will be the winner of each race, the better the cyclist, the lower his odds are.
Forecast – This option allows you to bet on the final positions of each race. You can select which cyclist finishes in first or second place.
Tricast – This betting market is the same as the Forecast, but instead of predicting who comes 1st and 2nd, you have the option of including the 3rd place finish as well.
How To Watch Virtual Cycling Live
It is simple to watch any of the 11 virtual sports that will be streamed live with bet365. All you have to do is make sure you have an open account, log in with your username and password details. Scroll down the selection of sports down the left-hand side of your screen and select Virtual Sports.
This will take you take you to a new page, where you have the option to choose which sport you want to get involved with. The choices are horse racing, greyhounds, soccer, cricket, motor racing, speedway, American football, trotting, cycling, darts and tennis.
Click on the sport you want and the match you have selected will stream live automatically. You have all the betting options on the same page, so you can continue to watch all the action while deciding what to bet on.