Aug 7, 2012
The Princess of Wheels: Laura Trott ready to take on Pendleton's role as cycling poster girl
And her riproaring last-race omnium victory nearly took the roof off the Velodrome as Team GB's new sprint queen overcame her American rival Laura Trott, the Princess of Wheels who anchored Team GB's team pursuit sisterhood to glory at the weekend, pulled off a breathtaking triumph in the omnium last night to bag her second gold at London 2012.
Cycling Whitten in medal contention after 1st day of women's omnimum...
Canada's Tara Whitten, seen here racing in the women's team pursuit, sits in seventh place after the first race of the women's omnium.
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Annette Edmondson, the current, world silver medallist in the omnium pings around the track in 14.261, an average speed of 63.109km/h - the second faster time so far.
Britain's Trott takes omnium early lead
Britain's Laura Trott made a dream start in her bid to clinch a second Olympic gold medal when she took an early lead by the slightest of margins in the track cycling omnium on Monday.
From tears of despair to tears of joy in 24 hours
British track queen Vicky Pendleton put all the pain of her relegation from Thursday's women's team sprint behind her yesterday - as well as what she called a disastrous 2011 - with a blisteringly faultless ride to victory in the keirin here last night.