Alison Shanks

New Zealand Olympian: 1085

Commonwealth

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Alison Shanks had two strikes against her during her outstanding cycling career.

She followed closely in the footsteps of Sarah Ulmer, one of the golden girls of New Zealand sport, so initially struggled to forge her own identity in the public consciousness. And her best event, the 3000m individual pursuit, was no longer contested at the Olympics in 2012, when she would have been a gold medal favourite.

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