Day four summary: Sensational Pendleton digs deep

Victoria Pendleton track world champs 2009

Wiping the floor with the opposition is impressive, but the way Victoria Pendleton won her fourth sprint world title in five years demonstrated the depth of determination that exists in the British Cycling squad.

Clearly we are not witnessing a vintage year's offering. It is only eight months since the Olympic Games in Beijing and Britain's riders may not be off the boil, but many are certainly on the back burner.

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