Shanaze Reade ready to rectify Bejing disappointment

Crewe's Shanaze Reade is one of 18 cyclists selected for Team GB

Crewe's Shanaze Reade is one of 18 cyclists selected for Team GB

First published in Sport

CREWE'S four-time World champion Shanaze Reade is on course to complete her London 2012 ambitions after she was selected to represent Team GB in the BMX discipline.

The 23-year-old is one of 18 cyclists selected to represent GB at the London games and she will be looking to rectify the disappointment of missing out on a medal when she crashed in the final at Beijing 2008.

Reade showed her Olympic medal credentials by winning the test event held at the Olympic Park BMX Track in August of last year, and after 12 months of excellent preparation she is now ready to stake a claim for gold when the event starts on August 8.

“I’m really excited to have been selected for the London 2012 Olympic Games," she said.

"If the test event and the recent World Championships in Birmingham are anything to go by, the home support will be a massive boost to me.

"I feel that I am in good form at the moment and I’m really motivated for this.

"I just can’t wait to race.”

Reade again suffered the bitter disappointment of crashing out during a major event when falling in the quarter finals of the World BMX Championships in May, but regardless of her high profile crashes she will still be seen as one of GB's major medal hopes when she arrives at the Olympic Park BMX Track in August.

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