Victoria Pendleton's sprint masterclass

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Victoria Pendleton and British Cycling sponsor Gatorade have put together a sprint masterclass video and put it on Youtube.

In the video the Olympic champion and eight time world champion goes through the sprint competition, from the draw for start position to how to manipulate your opponent.

Pendleton is competing in the team sprint on day one of the world track champs in Melbourne today, with British team mate Jess Varnish. The pair set a new world record on route to winning gold at the London world cup in February, and should feature well today.

Pendleton is also competing in the sprint and keirin, and will ride all three events at the Olympic Games in London this August.

Related links

2012 world track championships coverage index

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Simon Richardson
Simon Richardson

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling when channel surfing in 1989 and happening across the greatest ever edition of the Tour de France. He's been a Greg LeMond fan ever since. He started racing in 1995 when moving to university in North Wales gave him more time to train and some amazing roads to train on. He raced domestically for several years, riding everything from Surrey leagues to time trials, track and even a few Premier Calendars. In 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium with the Kingsnorth International Wheelers. 


Since working for Cycling Weekly he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He can still be seen at his club's evening races through the summer but he still hasn't completed the CW5000 challenge!


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