MORE GOLD FOR PENDLETON AS BRITAIN DOMINATES WORLD CUP
FOR Victoria Pendleton (pictured) it was a case of another day, another gold medal as she claimed her third victory in the Manchester round of the track World Cup today.
Having taken the individual sprint on Friday and the 500m time trial yesterday, the 26 year old led from the front to win the Keirin in this final day of racing. She will now shape up the World Championships at the end of next month brimming with confidence.
“This is the best form I’ve ever had,” she said.
Her male sprinting counterparts were also looking in good shape with Craig MacLean, Ross Edgar and Chris Hoy earning Britain’s eighth win of the weekend in the team sprint. Hoy then went on to bring down the curtains on the event with a spectacular win in the non-World Cup JKA Keirin.
On the endurance side of things, Rob Hayles and Geraint Thomas claimed silver behind the Dutch in the Madison. Although they had scored the most points in the race, they conceded a lap to the winners.
Summing up the weekend’s results, British Cycling’s Performance Director Dave Brailsford described the event as Britain’s best World Cup performance ever.
Men’s 40km Madison.- Netherlands (Peter Schep, Jens Mouris) 5 pts; at 1 lap: 2, Great Britain (Rob Hayles, Geraint Thomas) 18; 3, Russia (Nikolai Trussov, Serguei Klimov) 13.
Men’s team sprint.- Great Britain 44.163sec; 2, Germany 45.149; 3 AIS-South Australia.com 45.172.
JKA Keirin (exhibition event).- Chris Hoy (Great Britain); 2, Teun Mulder (Netherlands); 3, Ross Edgar (Great Britain).
Women’s 10km scratch race.- Jiamling Wang (China); 2, Berlinda Goss (Australia); 3, Yumari Gonzalez Valdieuieso (Cuba).
Women’s Keirin.- Victoria Pendleton (Science in Sport.com); 2, Oksana Grishina (Russia); 3, Shuang Guo (China).
Overall event classification.- Great Britain 117 pts; 2 Netherlands 93; 3 Australia 79.
Final overall, World Cup Series: Netherlands 338 pts; 2, Germany 312; 3, Great Britain 303.
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