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Shara Gillow (born 23 December 1987) is an Australian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's Team FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope.[3] 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.

Shara Gillow
2017 Fleche Wallonne 040.jpg
Gillow in 2017
Personal information
Full nameShara Gillow
NicknameShaza
Born (1987-12-23) 23 December 1987 (age 31)
Nambour, Queensland, Australia
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight58 kg (128 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamFDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeTime trialist[2]
Amateur team(s)
Sunshine Coast Cycling Club
Professional team(s)
2011Bizkaia–Durango
2012–2014GreenEDGE–AIS
2015–2016Rabo–Liv
2017–FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
Gillow competing in the 2012 Olympics time trial in London
Gillow competing in the 2012 Olympics road race in London

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PersonalEdit

Nicknamed Shaza, Gillow was born on 23 December 1987 in Nambour, Queensland.[1][4] Her father David Gillow is an Olympic cyclist who represented Zimbabwe at the 1980 Summer Olympics.[1][5] She attended Nambour Christian College then was home schooled and obtained a Bachelor of Language from Western Sydney Institute.[1][4] As of 2012, she lives in Belli, Queensland.[1]

Beyond cycling, Gillow is also a surfer.[4]

CyclingEdit

Gillow is a road cyclist.[4] 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][5]

Gillow has been coached by Martin Barras since 2010.[1][4] 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."[5] 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][4] She was a member of the GreenEDGE–AIS professional cycling team.[6]

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 d'Italia Femminile 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][5][6][7][8] Prior to the Olympics, she raced with Australia's GreenEDGE–AIS team in the Giro Donne.[5] She finished 13th in the time trial and 39th in the road race.[9]

In September 2016 it was announced that Gillow would join FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope for the 2017 season.[10]

Major resultsEdit

Source:[11]

2008
2nd Overall Tour of Bright
2009
2nd Overall Canberra Tour
2010
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Mersey Valley Tour
8th Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2011
Oceania Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
9th Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
1st Stage 2
2012
Oceania Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
7th Road race
1st Stage 3 Jayco Bay Cycling Classic
UCI Road World Championships
2nd Team time trial
10th Time trial
2013
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
6th Road race
2nd Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
1st Stage 4
3rd Chrono Champenois – Trophée Européen
4th Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
2014
Oceania Road Championships
1st   Time trial
3rd Road race
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
9th Road race
4th Open de Suède Vargarda TTT
6th Time trial, Commonwealth Games
2015
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
3rd Road race
1st Open de Suède Vargarda TTT
3rd Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2016
2nd Overall Gracia - Orlova
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
Crescent Vårgårda
3rd Team time trial
9th Road race
7th Draai van de Kaai
8th Ridderronde Maastricht
10th Chrono Champenois - Trophée Européen
2017
1st Overall Tour de Charente-Maritime
1st Stages 1 & 2 (ITT)
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
5th Road race
2nd Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria
3rd Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
5th La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
6th Strade Bianche
7th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Femmes
8th Women's Tour de Yorkshire
2018
National Road Championships
3rd Time trial
7th Road race
2019
National Road Championships
4th Road race
5th Time trial

ReferencesEdit

  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 6 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Shara Gillow". Orica–AIS. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. ^ "FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine-Futuroscope". Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Shara Gillow". Australia: Cycling Australia. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Games dream a reality for Gillow | Sunshine Coast Cycling | Cycling and Mountain Biking in Sunshine Coast". Sunshine Coast Daily. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Olympic hills are alive for Hosking". Canberra Times. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Evans spearheads Australian road cycling team". AFP. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Cyclist O'Grady off to sixth Olympics". Nine MSN. Archived from the original on 28 June 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Shara Gillow – Events and results". london2012.com. Archived from the original on 23 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ Profile at Cycling Quotient

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