Victorious Pendleton

vp.jpg I want to believe that all those lottery millions are being spent on a worthwhile cause yet I cannot become enthusiastic about Britain’s track success. I would much prefer Bradley Wiggins to get one podium place in the Tour of Flanders than win a hat full of track Golds.

It is not difficult, however, to enthuse about the wonderful Victoria Pendleton who today won a third gold medal. I guess this makes her the most successful British sprinter of all time, Reg Harris included. Yet could she look less like a sprinter? More like size zero!

Surely Victoria has the perfect build to transfer to the road. With Nicole Cooke leading her out she would be unbeatable in the Olympic road race. I guess she will prefer the more certain success of the track and the funding that comes with it rather than try for the far greater prestige of uncertain success on the road.

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  1. max pendleton said

    The photo you have is Manchester 2002 before she started training full time, since then Vicky has added about a stone and a half of muscle. Mind you after the Olympics there may be a change of direction!

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