Alison Shanks

  • Bith and the great cyclist

    Alison Shanks (born 13 December 1982) is a New Zealand professional racing cyclist, specialising in individual pursuit in track cycling and individual time trial in road bicycle racing.
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  • begining cycling

    Shanks began cycling in 2005, and soon enjoyed success.
  • 2006 commonwealth games

    After more than five years competing for the Otago Rebels in the National Bank Cup netball, she competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne where she finished fourth in the pursuit.
  • commonwealth games 2010

    At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Shanks won a gold medal for the Cycling Track 3000m Individual Pursuit Women. She just nudged out Wendy Houvenaghel of Northern Ireland with a time of 3:30.875.