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Cornwall at the Olympics: Saturday

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 9:59am 4th August 2012.

Bodmin cyclist Wendy Houvenaghel is hoping for the chance to clinch Cornwall's second Olympic gold on what is being called Super Saturday.

The three-times world champion is waiting to hear if she will be selected for the final of the women's team pursuit.

Only three out of the four-strong team will get to compete.

Ivor Edmunds speaks for Camel Valley Cycling Club where Wendy is a member: "She's the only lady that can beat men at their own event. She beats men at endurance events. For example, it would be the same as a woman winning the Olympic ten thousand metres on the track which is not of. She can beat men at their own game.

"From the day she was born she was an achiever. Alright, she ran for the RAF, but it wasn't until she got on the bike that she realised she had a big engine inside her; she could really go.

"Knowing what I know about Wendy, with the engine she's got, she would do twice as much work as those young girls. She's so strong she'd do two laps to their one. It's a hard call for the selectors having those three done the world record but you need Wendy in the final".

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