Olypmic cyclist Victoria learned her cycling skills at an early age, as her father was a keen cyclist himself. At the age of nine, for a hobby in the summer months, she and her brother started grass track racing, and was talent spotted by the national track team coach when she was sixteen, but it wasn't until she was at university that she started to train for track sprinting. She competed in the 2001 at the European Championships, and won her first World Championship in 2005. She won her first Olympic Gold Medal in Beijing 2008 in the Sprint event, and followed this with a Gold (Keirin) and Silver (Sprint) in the London 2012 games.
Victoria will be competing in the tenth series of Strictly Come Dancing and will be dancing with Brendan Cole.
Follow Victoria on Twitter at @v_pendleton.
Strictly Come Dancing
|1||Cha cha cha||Spinning Around||3||4||5||4||16||14th (14)|
|3||Rumba||Up Where We Belong||4||5||7||6||22||10th (13)|
|4||Tango||White Wedding||7||8||8||8||31||=2nd (12)|
|5||Samba||It's Not Unusual||6||6||6||5||23||10th (11)|
|6||Quickstep||Luck Be A Lady||7||7||8||8||30||6th (10)|
|7||Paso doble||Bicycle Race||5||6||7||6||24||=8th (9)|
*Leaderboard position in Week 2 is based on a combined score from Week 1 and Week 2 dances.
Week 8 - Salsa
Week 7 - Paso doble
Week 6 - Quickstep
Week 5 - Samba
Week 4 - Tango
Week 3 - Rumba
Week 2 - Foxtrot
Week 1 - Cha cha cha