“I compete in a sport on an individual basis but I have never done it for me,” she said. “I was always cycling for my dad. Then the coaches got bigger and my results got better.
“Suddenly the responsibility grows and I’m doing it for somebody else, I’m doing it for a programme, I’m doing it for the country, I’m doing it for, like, everybody.”
In ‘Victoria Pendleton: Cycling’s Golden Girl’, she also revealed that the day she won Olympic gold in Beijing was the “saddest” of her life."