Victoria Pendleton won her eighth world championship title this weekend, beating Guo Shuang of China 2-0 in the best-of-three final of the women's sprint.

Pendleton had a minor crash before coasting to a fourth successive women's sprint title and a fifth world champion's rainbow jersey in six years.

Lizzie Armitstead, meanwhile, claimed her second silver - and Britain's seventh medal in total - with second in the women's omnium.

Pendleton believes the accident may even have helped her deliver Britain's second gold.

"Having a little crash like that can sometimes give you quite a big adrenaline spike, so maybe it helped me in the end," said Pendleton.

"I'm kind of expected to do so well these days that it feels like par for the job," she said.

"The whole world has such high expectations of us, it is difficult and only the best - as in gold - ever feels good enough."

Olympic champion Ed Clancy said he would consider giving up his place in Britain's pursuit team for London 2012 after winning the omnium gold at the World Track Cycling Championships in Copenhagen today.

Clancy's gold was Britain's third of the Championships in the Ballerup Suer Arena after Sir Chris Hoy's keirin victory and Victoria Pendleton's sprint gold and meant they finished second in the table behind a rampant Australia.

The omnium will make its Olympic debut at the London Games in 2012 where both sexes will race the same five events: sprint, team sprint, keirin, team pursuit and omnium.

It was the inclusion of the event that had persuaded British team bosses to nominate Clancy, known for his strengths as an endurance and pursuit rider, into this year's race.

The red-haired Englishman, who was awarded an MBE in the Queen's 2009 New Year's honours list is currently uncertain to compete in the event in London, where Britain could hope to bring in either Mark Cavendish or Bradley Wiggins.

However he admitted he would consider giving up that coveted spot if it means he can pursue personal glory in the omnium.

"After today you've got to think about it," he said.

"It's probably going to clash with the team pursuit, so I'm going to have to weigh it up.

"I would've thought I'd stick to team pursuiting.

"Having said that, it's my first individual medal of any colour and one I didn't think I'd get."

After Britain were stunned by Australia's superb gold-medal ride in the team pursuit, which they won by just 0.152sec, Clancy said he simply had no energy left.

"It felt like I had a hangover the day after the team pursuit and that wasn't just because I raided the bar," he said.

"You just feel down when you lose by such a small margin."

At the London Games a sixth, as yet undecided event will be raced in the omnium.

Clancy finished first in the 200 metres flying start, 13th in the scratch, fourth in the pursuit and moved top of the provisional standings with his fifth place finish in the points race.

His victory in the finale, the kilometre time trial, reinforced his lead and handed him the gold ahead of defending champion Howard, who finished with eight points more than the Briton.

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