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Last Updated: Tuesday July 08 2008 10:42 GMT

Shanaze Reade

Shanaze Reade

Shanaze Reade is one of the country's best BMX cyclists and hot favourite to take the gold at Beijing this summer.

The 19-year-old was crowned as BMX world champion last year and beat off strong competition to regain her title in May and secure her place in Team GB.

The win gave Shanaze her fifth BMX world crown in a row, at junior and senior level!

But BMX isn't her only talent...

Although Reade is concentrating on her BMX skills for the Games, she's also a two-time world champion on the bike track in the team sprint.