December 8 2013 Latest news:
Monday, August 6, 2012
VICTORIA Pendleton issued a stunning statement of intent yesterday as she aims to bring the curtain down on her career with another Olympic gold medal around her neck.
MILDENHALL Cycling Club proudly describes Victoria as one of their own and the club’s recent history is very much part of hers too.
Her, in a special timeline compiled from archives kept by the Mildenhall club, who focus on just some of those connections.
VICTORIA Pendleton, daughter of well-known former grass-track champion, is the Women’s 800m National Grass-Track Champion for the third year running. She also claimed the British University Sports Association Women’s 8km hard-Track Champion title.
COMPETING at the BUSA (University) championships at the weekend, GB Team member Victoria Pendleton recorded two National Student Records and personal bests.
MILDENHALL track cyclist Victoria Pendleton this week joined the England squad at the at the Commonwealth Games Village at Manchester ready for her rides in the 500m sprint time trial and the Women’s Track Sprint.
The above is rather far flung from Mildenhall, however Victoria will be defending her 800m National Grass Track Title at Mildenhall Rally on August 24.
MILDENHALL’s Victoria Pendleton just missed out on a bronze medal in the Women’s Sprint tonight at the Velodrome in Manchester.
VICTORIA Pendleton has been selected to ride in the World Championships, which take place at Ballerup, 15 miles from Copenhagen, Denmark. She was chosen ahead of another promising rising lady talent, Denise Hampson.
THERE was a special presentation made for Victoria Pendleton, who broke two National Ladies Records on the track. With Victoria attending the World Track training camp in Switzerland, her father received the two framed certificates, awarded by the sports governing body British Cycling - formerly the British Cycling Federation
STOTFOLD cyclist and Second-Claim member of Mildenhall C.C. Victoria Pendleton last weekend moved one step closer to qualification for the Olympic Games in Athens.
Victoria, a current British Champion over four disciplines rode in the first round of the UCI World Cup in Moscow in three events.
LAST weekend riding in the Track World Championships in Melbourne, Persil Professional Cyclist and Mildenhall Cycling Club member; Victoria Pendleton booked her place to the Athens Olympics.
VICTORIA Pendleton made an attack on the British women’s 1 km track record, currently held by Sally Boyden in a time of 1.14.18 (set in 1995).
EXACTLY a month after Victoria broke the British Women’s 1km Track Record, she has claimed an even bigger prize in the UCI World Track Championships, held in Los Angeles. Victoria claimed the Rainbow jersey in her favourite event - the Women’s Sprint.
Her very proud father, Max, takes up the story: On Saturday morning Mildenhall time (Sunday evening in Los Angeles) Victoria Pendleton riding for Great Britain finally put behind her own disappointment from the Athens Olympics by becoming the first female Great Britain World Track Champion since Beryl Burton in 1966
VICTORIA Pendleton has become the first ever member of Mildenhall Cycling Club to win a Commonwealth Games Gold medal.
VICTORIA Pendleton’s preparation for next year’s Olympics stepped up a gear racing in the latest round of the UCI World Cup track events, in the stadium in Beijing that will be the venue for the track cycling at the 2008 Olympics
VICTORIA Pendleton produced an outstanding display of track cycling to win the Women’s World Sprint title for the third time in four years.
VICTORIA Pendleton has taken her cycling career to new heights today by becoming the Women’s Olympic Sprint Champion.
MILDENHALL Cycling Club has created a new category of membership so that they can pay tribute to Victoria Pendleton after winning the Women’s Sprint Gold medal in this year’s Beijing Olympics.
Members voted unanimously at their recent AGM to create Gold, Silver and Bronze honorary categories that will be awarded based on outstanding national or international achievement and that Victoria should be the first ever recipient of the gold award
AFTER her heart-wrenching disqualification in the Women’s Olympic Team Sprint yesterday, Victoria Pendleton stormed to victory in tonight’s women’s Keirin to deservedly win the Gold medal.
She was roared on by members of Mildenhall Cycling Club at their Wamil Way clubroom, who were rewarded with an imperious display of track riding from their 31-year-old golden honorary member.
Club chairman, Mark Burchett said:” We are extremely proud of what Victoria has achieved over her career as probably the best woman cyclist this country has ever produced.”
The 31-year-old looked in the shape of her life as she smashed her own Olympic record in women’s sprint qualification before cruising through her round-of-32 and last-16 races at the London Velodrome.
Ekaterina Gnidenko of Russia made the mistake of showing Pendleton the inside of the track three-quarters of a lap from home while in the next round Willy Kanis of the Netherlands was outmotored on her outside.
And with a gold already in the bag from the keirin on Friday evening, Pendleton will be within reach of a second tomorrow (Tuesday) should she progress from this evening’s quarter-final against Olga Panarina of Belarus. Adamant that she will retire after the Games, Pendleton said that she is in no mood to relinquish the title she won in Beijing four years ago before she pedals into the sunset.
Victory would be the perfect way to sign off for the nine-time world champion, and just as compatriot Jason Kenny had done in the men’s sprint the previous day, Pendleton broke the Olympic best to qualify fastest for the knockout rounds.
Timed from a flying start over 200 metres, Pendleton’s 10.724 seconds improved her own mark of 10.963 set in Laoshan Velodrome four years ago.
Anna Meares, too, dipped under the old record and – also like Kenny, who had France’s Grégory Baugé behind him as second fastest qualifier – Pendleton’s nearest challenger for gold would appear to be her long-time rival.
Meares, the Australian with whom she has traded world titles since Beijing, progressed with ease, as did China’s Guo Shuang, who won the sprint at the London test event in February and nearly hijacked Pendleton’s party in Friday’s keirin.
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