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VICTORIA PENDLETON RUMORS

Former cycling champion Pendleton comes 5th at Cheltenham

CHELTENHAM, England (AP) Victoria Pendleton gave a thumbs-up and a wave to the cheering crowd as she was welcomed into the winner's enclosure by thousands of fans at the Cheltenham Festival. She'd just finished fifth in a race on Friday, but was being treated like a champion. Barely a year after sitting on a horse for the first time, Pendleton - an Olympic cycling champion-turned...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Cyclist-turned-jockey Pendleton to ride at Cheltenham

LONDON (AP) Victoria Pendleton has been given a ride at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival, barely a year after taking up horse racing following her retirement from cycling. It was announced Monday that the two-time Olympic gold medalist will ride Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter Chase on March 18 - the final day of the festival. Pendleton says ''to be announcing that I have...
Via Associated Press
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympic cycling champion Pendleton earns 1st win as a jockey

WINCANTON, England (AP) Barely a year after first sitting on a horse, Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton earned her first win as a jockey on Wednesday to potentially set her up for a ride at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival. Pendleton rode Pacha Du Polder to victory at Wincanton in her second start under National Hunt rules. She was unseated in her first race, at Fakenham...
Via Associated Press
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Gallery: Great Britain stars in training for European Track Championships

The Great Britain team have been a dominant force in the world of track cycling in recent years, symbolised most notably by their wealth of medals – most of them gold – from the last two Olympic Games. However, since the retirement of Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton, the squad has seemed somewhat in transition. They came away from the UCI Track World Championships in France...
Via Cycling News
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Varnish relishing Rio 2016 Olympics as Great Britain’s sprint power increases

During Great Britain’s gold rush on the track at the London 2012 Olympics, sprinter Jess Varnish was one of the few British riders who missed out on glory when she and team sprint partner Victoria Pendleton were disqualified in the semi-finals for an illegal changeover after setting a world record in qualifying. Three years on, the 25-year-old Englishwoman’s hopes of redemption...
Via Cycling News
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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