Reade for Track in Rio?

Having suffered disappointment in BMX at two successive Olympics, Shanaze Reade has told the BBC that she is considering a return to Track Cycling for the Rio Games, saying that Victoria Pendleton’s decision to retire (having taken Gold for Keirin and Silver for Individual Sprint), ‘leaves the door open’.


The 23-year-old triple BMX World Champion crashed out in Beijing and ended competition in London a lacklustre sixth but has considerable form on the track having won two World Chapionship Team Sprint Golds with Pendleton (2007/2008) and Silver in 2009. Jess Varnish took her place next to Pendleton – when Reade’s focus shifted to BMX in 2010 – but the pair were disqualified for an illegal change-over at the 2012 Games in the semi-final against the Ukraine.


Reade told the BBC, ‘I’ll definitely be in Rio, whether track or BMX or both…’


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