Shanaze Reade says she has “unfinished business” with Olympic BMX riding.
Four years ago in Beijing, Reade was the favourite for gold, but crashed out when attempting a difficult manoeuvre in an attempt to turn a certain silver medal into gold.
For London 2012, an injury-hit build-up lessened the expectancy on the 23-year-old, but having impressed in the heats and semi-finals, there was hope she could challenge for a medal.
But Reade could only place sixth in the final following a difficult start. And now she is considering swapping disciplines for a track cycling challenge in Rio 2016. However, she admits an Olympic BMX medal remains a target.
“It’s hard to say exactly what is going to happen, but one thing I will say is I still have unfinished business in the BMX world,” said Reade.
“I do want to win an Olympic gold medal in that sport. At the same time there is opportunities within track cycling.
“I feel like there is potential for me to step into British cycling and try and do some track cycling.
“It’s not easy to transfer one sport to the next, but I think I have the attributes for what it takes in terms of the gym strength, mental strength and my bike handling skills.”
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