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VICTORIA PENDLETON RUMORS

What’s Wrong With the Kings?

It’s an evolution. The same team doesn’t always dominate, and it goes in cycles — Victoria Pendleton The irony of a cyclist making the above comment notwithstanding, the fact remains that in today’s NHL, nobody remains in the upper strata of the league forever. At least for now, the end of the Kings’ extended stay looks to be at hand. Downward Cycle Began Two Seasons Ago...
Via The Hockey Writers
January 23, 2017

Pendleton: Some organisations brainwash their athletes into doping

Double Olympic champion and retired track cyclist, Victoria Pendleton has said that she believes some governing bodies ‘brainwash’ their athletes into doping. The issue of state-sponsored doping in Russia has engulfed the Olympic Games in Rio with the publication of the McLaren report just two weeks before they began. On top of the Russian doping scandal, the Kenyan track manager...
Via Cycling News
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

British Cycling suspends Shane Sutton

British Cycling announced today that it has suspended technical director Shane Sutton "pending an internal investigation" following allegations the Australian called Paralympic cyclists "gimps" and "wobblies". Sutton has also come under fire this week with former track riders Jess Varnish, Nicole Cooke and Victoria Pendleton alleging that sexism is rife within British Cycling...
Via Cycling News
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Pendleton and Cooke claim British Cycling is rife with sexism

Retired riders Victoria Pendleton and Nicole Cooke have both claimed that there is sexism within British Cycling. The remarks come days after Jess Varnish made allegations relating to her treatment at the hands of the national federation. British Cycling has denied the allegations but has stated that they will seek talks with Varnish. Pendleton, who retired on the back of the London...
Via Cycling News
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Former cycling champion Pendleton comes 5th at Cheltenham

CHELTENHAM, England (AP) Victoria Pendleton gave a thumbs-up and a wave to the cheering crowd as she was welcomed into the winner's enclosure by thousands of fans at the Cheltenham Festival. She'd just finished fifth in a race on Friday, but was being treated like a champion. Barely a year after sitting on a horse for the first time, Pendleton - an Olympic cycling champion-turned...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Cyclist-turned-jockey Pendleton to ride at Cheltenham

LONDON (AP) Victoria Pendleton has been given a ride at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival, barely a year after taking up horse racing following her retirement from cycling. It was announced Monday that the two-time Olympic gold medalist will ride Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter Chase on March 18 - the final day of the festival. Pendleton says ''to be announcing that I have...
Via Associated Press
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympic cycling champion Pendleton earns 1st win as a jockey

WINCANTON, England (AP) Barely a year after first sitting on a horse, Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton earned her first win as a jockey on Wednesday to potentially set her up for a ride at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival. Pendleton rode Pacha Du Polder to victory at Wincanton in her second start under National Hunt rules. She was unseated in her first race, at Fakenham...
Via Associated Press
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Varnish relishing Rio 2016 Olympics as Great Britain’s sprint power increases

During Great Britain’s gold rush on the track at the London 2012 Olympics, sprinter Jess Varnish was one of the few British riders who missed out on glory when she and team sprint partner Victoria Pendleton were disqualified in the semi-finals for an illegal changeover after setting a world record in qualifying. Three years on, the 25-year-old Englishwoman’s hopes of redemption...
Via Cycling News
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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