About Alison Shanks
Alison Shanks turned to cycling in 2005 after a representative career for Otago in basketball and netball. Shanks was an impressive fourth in the individual pursuit at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and ninth at the worlds. She improved to eighth at the worlds in 2007 and was seventh this year. She had two sixth placings in the UCI World Cup. She has also won the NZ and Oceania individual pursuit titles and has reduced her time by nearly five seconds in 2008.
Latest News for Alison Shanks
Volkswagen is welcoming World Champion cyclist Alison Shanks into the family today as an official Ambassador, further cementing their commitment to supporting the New Zealand Ol
The New Zealand women’s team pursuit cyclists were unable to match their male counterparts and get among the medals at the Olympic velodrome day.
New Zealand’s men’s team pursuit cyclists rode superbly to grab the bronze medal at the Olympic velodrome today.
Latest Blog Entries by Alison Shanks
London 2012 Olympics are now just a memory and I’ve come home to ‘normal’ life - whatever that is.
There is no better motivation than waking up every morning knowing its your job to get out there and train your butt off in preparation to pull on the black skinsuit and represent NZ at the Olympic Games. See you there Mum!
In a few weeks time the hilly, twisting, winding road of the past few years will begin to straighten out and the final fast paced stretch of highway running all the way to London town will lie before us.