Shara Gillow

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Shara Gillow
Shara Gillow, London Olympics - July 2012.jpg
Personal information
Nickname Shaza
Born (1987-12-23) 23 December 1987 (age 29)
Nambour, Queensland
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)[1]
Team information
Current team FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time trialist[2]
Amateur team(s)
Sunshine Coast Cycling Club
Professional team(s)
2011 Bizkaia-Durango
2012–2014 Orica-AIS
2015–2016 Rabo–Liv
2017– FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
Shara Gillow competing in the 2012 Olympics time trial in London

Shara Gillow (born 23 December 1987) is an Australian cyclist. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she finished 13th in the time trial and 39th in the road race.

Personal[edit]

Nicknamed Shaza, Gillow was born on 23 December 1987 in Nambour, Queensland.[1][3] Her father David is an Olympic cyclist who represented Zimbabwe at the 1980 Summer Olympics.[1][4] She attended Nambour Christian College then was home schooled and obtained a Bachelor of Language from Western Sydney Institute.[1][3] As of 2012, she lives in Belli, Queensland.[1]

Beyond cycling, Gillow is also a surfer.[3]

Cycling[edit]

Gillow is a road cyclist.[3] Her events are the Road Race and Individual Time Trial.[1] She did not become a professional cyclist until she was twenty years old, taking inspiration from her father to get involved with the sport.[1][4]

Gillow has been coached by Martin Barras since 2010.[1][3] Her coach said "Gillow was one of the most physically gifted cyclists he had seen, but tended to be too conservative and protective when competing."[4] Her primary training base is in Italy, with a secondary training base in Australia.[1] She is a member of the Sunshine Coast Cycling Club.[1] She has cycling scholarships with the Queensland Academy of Sport and Australian Institute of Sport.[1][3] She was a member of the Greenedge professional cycling team.[5]

Gillow finished 4th at the 2011 Memorial Davide Fardelli in Rogno, Italy.[1] She finished 3rd at the Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen in Germany.[1] She finished 9th overall at the 2011 Giro Donne in Italy.[1] She finished 8th at the 2012 La visite chrono du Gatineau in Canada.[1] She finished 7th at the 2012 Prologue GP Elsy Jacobs in Luxembourg.[1] She finished 1st in the individual time trial and 2nd in the road event at the 2012 Oceania Road Championships in Queenstown, New Zealand.[1] She finished 2nd at the 2012 Women's Tour of New Zealand.[1] She finished 1st in the individual time trial event at the 2012 Australian Road Championships in Learmonth, Australia.[1]

Gillow was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the road race and individual time trial.[1][4][5][6][7] Prior to the Olympics, she raced with Australia's Orica-AIS team in the 2012 Giro Donne.[4] She finished 13th in the time trial and 39th in the road race.[8]

In September 2016 it was announced that Gillow would join Poitou–Charentes.Futuroscope.86 for the 2017 season.[9]

Palmares[edit]

Source:[10]

2008
2nd Overall Tour of Bright
2009
2nd Overall Canberra Tour
2010
1st stage 1 Mersey Valley Tour, ITT
8th World Time Trial Championships
2011
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Time Trial championships
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Oceania Time Trial Championships
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Oceania Road Race Championships
3rd Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
9th Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
1st Stage 2
2012
1st Stage 3 Jayco Bay Cycling Classic
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian National Time Trial Championships
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Oceania Time Trial Championships
2nd Oceania Road Race Championships
2nd World TTT Championships
10th World Championships, ITT
13th 2012 Summer OlympicsTime trial
39th 2012 Summer OlympicsRoad race
2013
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian National Time Trial Championships
2nd Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
1st Stage 4
3rd Chrono Champenois – Trophée Européen
4th Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
2014
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Oceania Time Trial Championships
2nd National Time Trial championships
3rd Oceania Road Race Championships
4th Open de Suède Vargarda TTT
6th Commonwealth Games Road Race Championships
9th National Road Race championships
2015
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Time Trial championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "London 2012 – Shara Gillow". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Shara Gillow". GreenEDGE-AIS. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Shara Gillow". Australia: Cycling Australia. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  4. ^ a b c d e 26 June 2012 5:00 AM (26 June 2012). "Games dream a reality for Gillow | Sunshine Coast Cycling | Cycling and Mountain Biking in Sunshine Coast". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  5. ^ a b "Olympic hills are alive for Hosking". Canberra Times. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  6. ^ "Evans spearheads Australian road cycling team". AFP. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  7. ^ "Cyclist O'Grady off to sixth Olympics". Nine MSN. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  8. ^ "Shara Gillow – Events and results". london2012.com. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "CYCLISME Shara Gillow rejoint Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope 86" [CYCLING Shara Gillow joins Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope 86]. La Nouvelle République du Centre-Ouest (in French). 10 September 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  10. ^ Profile at Cycling Quotient

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