Pendleton, Reade claim sportswomen awards

Great Britain Cycling Team stars Victoria Pendleton and Shanze Reade have won the Sportswoman of the...

Great Britain Cycling Team stars Victoria Pendleton and Shanze Reade have won the Sportswoman of the Year and the Young Sportswoman of the Year awards respectively at yesterday's Sunday Times 2007 Sportswomen of the Year Awards, held at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, England.

Pendleton was honoured with the British award after her triple world championship winning efforts at the Mallorca track world championships. Reade also played a staring role in Great Britain's massive efforts at the track worlds, with the BMX rider claiming team sprint gold with Pendleton.

"Following a terrific season, Victoria was chosen by the judges over the other finalists for the Sportswoman of the Year Award, Katherine Grainger who stroked the GB women's quadruple sculls to world championship glory and Christine Ohuruogu, the winner of the 400m at the World Athletics Championships," the Sunday Times said in a statement.

In addition to the team sprint medal, Pendleton won Gold in the Sprint and the Kerin at the same championships, while Reade claimed Gold in the Senior Women's category at the World BMX Championships.

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