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Women's Sprint Women's Team Sprint Women's Keirin
Name:- Victoria Pendleton
Date of Birth:- 24/09/80
Born:- Stotfold, Bedfordshire
I started cycling about the same time as I started to walk, as a result of my Father being a keen cyclist. I used to go on youth hostelling trips with my family from the age of six onwards. I started grass track racing with my twin brother Alex at the age of nine, as a hobby in the summer months. I apparently started to show potential at thirteen years old. Grass track cycling is a fading tradition, however it does help to develop bike handling skills and stamina.
I was talent spotted at the age of sixteen, by the assistant national track team coach at the time, Marshall Thomas. However despite his efforts to encourage me to train, I decided to concentrate on my education for the time being. While I was studying at University, I started to train more constructively for track sprinting. I was hugely inspired by the Olympic gold medal success of Jason Queally, at the Sydney Olympic Games. In 2001 and 2002 I competed at the European Championships and later that season at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester. I was very lucky to be sent to the UCI (Union du Cyclisme Internationale) World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland for two seasons in the lead up to the Athens Olympics. I was trained by Frederic Magné, a seven times World Champion for France. I currently live and train in Manchester with the rest of the elite Great Britain Track Team. I won my first World Championship title in 2005 in LA, please see the achievements section for the rest of my Palmarès.
(Courtesy of www.victoriapendleton.co.uk)
Key Olympic Dates - Women's Team Sprint
Thursday August 2nd
Key Olympic Dates - Women's Sprint
Sunday August 5th
Time:- 10.58 (1st Round) 16.00 (2nd Round) 17.38 (3rd Round)
Date:- Monday August 6th
Time:- 16.43 (Quarter Finals)
Date:- Tuesday August 7th
Time:- 16.00 (Semi) 17.26 (Final & Medal)
Key Olympic Dates - Women's Keirin
Friday August 3rd
Time:- 16.00 (First Round) 17.46 (Second Round) 18.38 (Final & Medal)
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