Pendleton Power

2009-03-28, Comments

Where does Victoria Pendleton’s power come from? Compared to most track sprinters, she looks positively elfin. Yet last night she did better than anyone else in the British cycling squad and retained her world title, which she can add to the Olympic gold she collected in Beijing. She’s quite simply the fastest female cyclist in the world.

Victoria Pendleton

There’s a video up on the BBC sports site. In the third and deciding heat of the sprint final she gets forced wide, yet somehow digs deep and edges Willy Kanis on the line. Some race!