Reade back with Britain’s track team

Three-time BMX world champion Shanaze Reade has rejoined Britain’s cycling team and will train with the track sprint squad in Manchester’s velodrome.

Reade has returned to the UK following a

spell BMX racing in the US.

The 26-year-old won two world titles with Victoria Pendleton, claiming team sprint titles in 2007 and 2008, before focusing solely on BMX racing.

Reade wrote on


“BMX has been my life. But I ‘m now ready for a new challenge in Rio 2016.”

British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton said: “This is good news as Shanaze is a terrific athlete with a big personality and an appetite for competition.

“Shanaze is coming back to train with the squad with a view to seeing what kind of contribution she can make to the performance of the team.”

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