Victoria Pendleton

© 2008 by johnthescone /
© 2008 by johnthescone /

Victoria Louise Pendleton, CBE (born 24 September 1980) is a British jockey and former track cyclist who specialised in the sprint, team sprint and keirin disciplines.

Pendleton represented Great Britain and England in international competition, winning nine world titles including a record six in the individual sprint competition, dominating the event between 2005 and 2012. Pendleton is a former Olympic, European and Commonwealth champion. In 2012 she won the gold medal in the keirin at the 2012 Summer Olympics, as well as silver in the sprint. Continue reading “Victoria Pendleton”

Thrilling finale on the Champs Élysées

Photo by Bettini Photo

After three weeks, twenty-one stages and 3,519km, Tinkoff had taken three stage wins, three days in the yellow jersey, the Maillot Vert and Maillot à Pois, the Super Combative rider prize and a top ten in the GC overall. On the 103rd edition of the Tour de France, this was the team’s most successful edition of La Grande Boucle. Today, it would all end on the Champs Élysées, where the UCI World Champion, Peter Sagan, took his fifth Maillot Vert in a row, while Rafal Majka took his second Maillot à Pois.