Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Pendleton Reflects on Stunning Ride

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Pendleton Reflects on Stunning Ride

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FORMER Northumbria University student Victoria Pendleton reflected on a track World Championships which brought Britain a record nine gold medals and declared "we made it look too easy".

Pendleton formed a key part of the team's success in Manchester over the last week, claiming two golds of her own in addition to silver in yesterday's women's keirin.

And after both male and female Brits dominated in a variety of disciplines, Pendleton believes they have raised expectations to almost unreasonable levels.

"I just didn't want it to end here," she said after her silver medal.

"I hope I haven't disappointed too many people who were expecting to see another Union Jack go up.

"Perhaps we have made it look too easy - it's not easy."

The 27-year-old from Hitchin will only compete in the sprint at the Olympics in Beijing and despite admitting to being disappointed at her last-gasp failure to win a third event, she is delighted with her efforts in that race. …

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