Reade could still race at Worlds

Shanaze Reade

Reade won the first of her three world titles in 2007

Great Britain’s Shanaze Reade could still defend her title at this weekend’s BMX World Championships in Copenhagen.

The 22-year-old was ruled out of the event earlier this week with a wrist problem.

But following further tests and training, she has travelled to Denmark and may yet compete.

A decision as to whether she will race will be made as close as possible to Friday’s qualifying session.


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Reade is a three-time world champion, having won the titles in 2007, 2008 and 2010

She is also hoping to compete in the BMX 2012 test event at the Olympic Park in Stratford on 19 and 20 August.

Reade, who has won three world titles, went to the Beijing Olympics in 2008 as a favourite for BMX gold but suffered huge disappointment when she crashed out in the final.

As well as hoping to make amends in London next year, she is also bidding to earn a place in the GB track cycling team for the team sprint after winning two world titles with Victoria Pendleton in 2007 and 2008.

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