Pendleton Wins 6th Sprint Cycling Gold

Veteran wins battle with Meares

Victoria Pendleton     Photo: johnthescone/flickr

On Friday in Australia, British track cyclist Victoria Pendleton nabbed her sixth-career sprint gold at the world cycling championships. Pendleton, 31, overcame a brutal crash in the semi-finals before dispatching her Australian rival Anna Meares, who was relegated to a lower place after crossing into her opponent's line. "This is probably the most significant and probably one of the most emotional world titles, being the last time I'm going to do it," Pendleton said. She plans to retire after the London Olympics this summer.

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