Victoria Pendleton says she has achieved more than she ever thought possible and was delighted to won the most difficult gold of her life.
Bedfordshire track cyclist Victoria Pendleton bids to make further progress in the women's sprint later.
Royal Mail has released a Gold Medal stamp to mark Victoria Pendleton's gold medal win in the Women's Cycling Keirin final.
Bedfordshire's Victoria Pendleton has set a new Olympic record in the women's sprint qualifying round, with a time of 10.724 seconds.
There are more heats later today, and if Pendleton gets through to the final on Tuesday the cyclist from Stotfold will defend the Olympic title she won in Beijing. It will be her final competition before she retires from the sport.
Lauren Carter was in Victoria Pendleton's home town of Stotfold in Bedfordshire to gauge reaction to the cycling star's relegation from the team sprint Olympic cycling race.
Great Britain's Jess Varnish and Victoria Pendleton missed out on a ride-off for Olympic gold after being relegated by officials for a takeover infringement.
Varnish and Pendleton had set a world record in the two-woman, two-lap event in qualifying, seeing the mark broken moments later by China.
The Britons set the second fastest time in the first round and were due to advance to the final against China, who set another world record, but officials ruled against them.
Pendleton was set to resume competition in the keirin tomorrow, but for Varnish the Games are over.
It meant Germany were promoted to the final against China, with Australia and Holland to contest bronze.
We're in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, the home town of Victoria Pendleton as she prepares for the team sprint in the velodrome. There's no doubt who the residents will be supporting later today!
"We are enormously proud of Victoria Pendleton's achievements in what she has done and what we hope she'll do in this Olympiad." Mayor of Stotfold Brian Collier