Adventure

Pendleton Wins 6th Sprint Cycling Gold

Veteran wins battle with Meares

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.

Read more at Reuters

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.
Contribute to Outside
Filed To: News
More Adventure