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Pendleton misses golden hat-trick

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Highlights: Pendleton misses keirin gold

Reigning champion Victoria Pendleton missed out on gold in the final of the keirin at the Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester.

The 27-year-old had looked imperious in the rounds, but got her tactics wrong in the final, finishing second behind the USA's Jennie Reed.

Pendleton adds the silver to her two golds from the sprints.

The result means Britain finishes the championships with nine gold and two silver medals.

MEDAL TABLE - TOP FIVE
Country Gold Silver Bronze
Great Britain 9 2 0
Nederlands 4 2 2
Belarus 2 0 1
France 1 2 4
Denmark 1 1 1

Speaking to BBC Sport, Pendleton said: "I missed the move and had to make a second attack.

"I used a slightly bigger gear in the final, but I lost my balance and rhythm for a split second in the back straight.

"I really wanted to win that and I thought I had the legs for it.

"It should have been mine. I'd better get it back next time [at the World Championships]!"

606: DEBATE
BBC Sport's Jill Douglas

Matthew Crampton narrowly missed out on bronze in the men's one kilometre time trial.

The 21-year-old set a personal-best time of 1min 1.822secs but he missed out on third place by 0.243secs.

Former kilometre time trial champion Chris Hoy did not enter, as the kilo is now a non-Olympic event.

Britain surpassed their performance at the 2007 championships in Palma, where they won seven golds.

see also
Hoy extends GB gold haul to nine
29 Mar 08 |  Cycling
GB chief predicts tough Olympics
29 Mar 08 |  Cycling
GB rule the boards
26 Mar 08 |  Cycling
Britain claim triple track gold
27 Mar 08 |  Cycling
Wiggins claims gold for Team GB
26 Mar 08 |  Cycling
World Cycling highlights
26 Mar 08 |  Cycling
World Cycling - day one photos
26 Mar 08 |  Cycling
Pendleton and Hoy make GB squad
12 Mar 08 |  Cycling
Cycling on the BBC
25 Mar 08 |  Cycling
British Cycling racing calendar
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