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Pendleton continues strong showing at World Cup Olympic test event

LONDON, Feb 18, 2012 (AFP) – Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton remained on course for her second sprint gold of the World Cup Olympic test event after beating British teammate Jess Varnish 2-0 in the quarter-finals Saturday. Australia’s Anna Meares, the reigning world champion who is considered the  biggest threat to…

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LONDON, Feb 18, 2012 (AFP) – Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton remained on course for her second sprint gold of the World Cup Olympic test event after beating British teammate Jess Varnish 2-0 in the quarter-finals Saturday.

Australia’s Anna Meares, the reigning world champion who is considered the  biggest threat to Pendleton’s Olympic crown, also advanced to the last four in
the individual sprint.

Meares, the silver medal winner in Beijing, had no trouble beating Cuba’s Lisandra Rodriguez 2-0 at the London Olympic velodrome.

Completing the women’s sprint podium from Beijing was China’s Guo Shuang, who beat German Kristina Vogel 2-0 to avoid having to race a decider.

That setback was not avoided by Australian Kaarle McCulloch, who was having  to race a decider later against Wai Sze Lee after the Hong Kong rider had
levelled their match.

Pendleton and Varnish combined to win the women’s team sprint gold in a new world record time on Friday ahead of Australia.