Pendleton laments 'bad karma'
Victoria Pendleton lamented her "bad karma" on Friday after saying she was denied access to the BMX arena.
The cycling champion, who was left bitterly disappointed after disqualification from the team sprint event last week, expressed frustration when security apparently excluded her from the action.
She wrote on Twitter: "Have just been denied access to the BMX, as the security changed the rules, what's with all my bad karma recently!"
Pendleton, 31, from Stotfold in Bedfordshire, has experienced her fair share of highs and lows at London 2012.
She was banned from the team contest at the velodrome for a takeover infringement but went on to take a stunning keirin gold.
Then came a near-miss in the sprint against her long-time Australian rival, Anna Meares.
Friday's hiccough was later resolved and Pendleton, who retired from professional cycling after taking silver, was allowed in to the arena.
She wrote: "Am at the BMX, it's turned out to be a beautiful day! Go @liamPHILLIPS65 and @ShanazeReade we are all behind you x".
Liam Phillips, 23, from Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset and Shanaze Reade, 23, from Crewe, Cheshire, are hoping to get their hands on medals later on Friday afternoon.