Victoria Pendleton(1980-), Track cyclist; Olympian
Victoria Louise Pendleton
Sitter in 2 portraits
Victoria Pendleton was encouraged to cycle by her father, a national grass-track cycling champion. After graduating she became a full-time track cyclist and was selected to ride in the Athens Olympic Games 2004. In Beijing 2008 Pendleton won a gold medal in the individual sprint event and in 2012 she won the individual title at the World Track Cycling Championships for the sixth time, as well as gold in the team sprint. Competing for the last time at the London 2012 Olympic Games Pendleton won gold in the Keirin and silver in the Individual Sprint.