Victoria Pendleton Manc World Cup

Victoria Pendleton bounced back from the disappointment of going out at the quarter-final stage of the sprint by winning the Keirin on the final night of the Sydney World Cup.

David Brailsford said: ?Expectations are so high for her so on paper a quarter-final defeat was probably a bit disappointing but she?s only in the early stages of her preparation. There?s no point being on fire now when the World Championships are at the end of March.

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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.