SHANAZE READE

Date of birth:
23/09/1988

From: Crewe

Disciplines: BMX and track sprint

Team: Sky Track Cycling

Shanaze Reade career profile

Shanaze Reade is a multi-world champion BMX rider who has also found success as a track sprint rider.

Reade began racing from an early age at the Tipkinder Park in Crewe. Reade rapidly progressed partly as a result of racing with the men in the National BMX series and is known for her ferocious accelerations from the start ramp.

Reade began to dabble in track racing in early 2007, when she finished second in the team sprint event at the Manchester round of the Track World Cup. Only a month later, Reade took a World title in the team sprint, repeating the feat in 2008.

The rider from Crewe was a hot favourite to become Olympic champion in the BMX event in Beijing, but crashed in the final, clipping Anne-Caroline Chausson’s wheel and losing out on a chance of a medal.

Maintaining her focus on BMX for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the event was a disappointment for Reade, placing sixth in the final despite being a hot favourite.

Shanaze Reade results

2013

UCI BMX Supercross; round one

UCI BMX Supercross; round two

2011

UCI BMX Supercross, London (Olympic test event)

2010

World champion, BMX

2009

BMX Supercross World Cup, Copenhagen

2008

World champion, team sprint

World champion, BMX

2007

World champion, team sprint

World champion, BMX

2006

World champion, BMX

Shanaze Reade photos

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EXTERNAL LINKS

Shanaze Reade’s website: www.shanazereade.com