Pendleton makes sprint final

Basildon Recorder: Victoria Pendleton, pictured, claimed a comfortable 2-0 win over Kristina Vogel Victoria Pendleton, pictured, claimed a comfortable 2-0 win over Kristina Vogel

Victoria Pendleton advanced to the final of the women's sprint as the 31-year-old aimed to finish her cycling career on a high with Olympic gold in the London 2012 velodrome.

Pendleton claimed a comfortable 2-0 victory in her best-of-three sprint semi-final against Kristina Vogel of Germany.

Defending champion and six-time world sprint champion Pendleton was drawn on the inside as she took a 1-0 lead in the contest and in the second bout the Briton had too much pace for her opponent as she rounded the German to win by half a bike length.

Pendleton is seeking to retire with a third Olympic gold which would make her the most successful British female.

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