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Cycling: Pendleton wins second World Cup gold

December 20, 2010

Britain’s Victoria Pendleton has won her second gold medal at the UCI World Cup cycling event in Cali, Columbia.

vp-mugshot1Riding with teammate Jess Varnish last week she took team sprint gold after they beat Germans Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel in the final.

And now she has added a second gold following a great performance in the Keirin event.

It’s an event she previously only used to sharpen her skills for the sprint events, but as it has now been confirmed to be on the event list for London 2012 Pendleton is hoping to compete in both.

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Laura Trott had to settle for fifth in the omnium despite winning the last discipline in the six-race event, the 500m time trial.

In previous seasons these World Cup events have been an opportunity for younger British riders to gain some valuable competitive experience, but with London 2012 qualification points up for grabs many of the top riders have been competing. It is hoped that they will then have secured qualification well before the Games so as preparations are not interrupted with long haul flights and extra competitions.

The final two rounds of this year’s World Cup series take place in Beijing on 21 January and in Manchester on 18 February.

Louise Hudson, Sportsister
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