Team GB cycling superstars Jason and Laura Kenny have ‘spoke’, announcing their pregnancy, which will surely have a stabilising effect on their jet-set lifestyles.

Between them, the pair have won 10 Olympic gold medals, and that might not be all for the family haul – we’re making it 4/1 that their child goes on to compete at an Olympics.

And we’ve also priced up the unborn Kenny’s chances of winning more gold medals than its parents (10/1).


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In terms of baby names, the couple have plenty of cycling contemporaries they could pay tribute to – we’re making Bradley (6/1) the favourite for the baby’s name, in a nod to Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Wiggo (33/1), however, is less popular in the market. Victoria (10/1) is a leading contender for a girl’s name, after Victoria Pendleton, while Lance (9/1) would be a controversial choice, given the exploits of American cyclist Lance Armstrong.

Asked about the future arrival spokesman Paddy Power said: “OK, so the Kennys can cope with the pressure of elite sport – but can they handlebars a baby?

“I’m sure they’re wheely excited, though, and are clearly gearing up already. These two might track cycling phenomenon, but parenthood is more like mountain biking – some steep hills and rapid descents. Good luck, guys!”

Jason and Laura Kenny baby names

6/1         Bradley
9/1         Lance
10/1       Victoria
12/1       Laura
14/1       Jason
20/1       Byker
25/1       Cav
33/1       Wiggo
80/1       Sir Chris

Jason and Laura Kenny baby specials

4/1         To compete at the Olympics
10/1       To win more Gold medals than either parent