Joanna Rowsell Shand

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Joanna Rowsell Shand

Revised: August 2015

Disciplines
Team Pursuit
Current Team
Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
DOB
05/12/1988
From
Cheam, Surrey
Based
Manchester
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Olympic titles: One
Elite world champion titles: Five

Joanna was spotted by a British Cycling Talent Team coach back in 2004 and was inspired by watching the Athens Olympics.

In 2008 Joanna won gold in the team pursuit at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester and a successful defence followed in March 2009.

In 2010, Joanna took silver in the team pursuit at the world championships.

Joanna was part of the trio who broke the team pursuit world record in both qualifying and again later in the final to become world champions in 2012.

Joanna's Olympic debut at London 2012 proved successful as she, along with Laura Trott and Dani King, won the gold medal and broke the world record three more times in total. Joanna was awarded with an MBE for her services to cycling.

After a short break from track cycling, Joanna returned for the UEC European Track Championship In 2013.

At the UCI Track World Cup in Manchester, Joanna won gold in the team pursuit and individual pursuit. 

The women's team pursuit squad continued their dominance at the second round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Mexico, where Joanna, Dani King, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald won gold in a world record of 4:16.552.

Joanna became a double world champion in the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, winning the gold medal in both the team pursuit and the individual pursuit.

Joanna became Commonwealth champion in the individual pursuit at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and at the 2014 European Track Championships Joanna was crowned as the team pursuit champion. Joanna missed the first round of the 2014/15 Track Cycling World Cup series to focus on a road block of training but returned to the second round in London. Here, she helped the team pursuit squad qualify for the gold medal ride off, before cheering them on in the final on their way to clinching the gold medal.

Joanna and the team pursuit squad won the silver medal at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Paris in 2015, ending a run of dominance for the squad in that event. Australia were the gold medal winners and also set the new world record in the process.

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Selected Career Highlights to Date

2015

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Paris (France)

Silver, Team pursuit

 

2014

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, London (UK)

Gold, Team pursuit (qualifying rounds)

UEC European Track Championships, Guadaloupe

Gold, Team pursuit

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow (UK)

Gold, Individual pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Cali (Colombia)

Gold, Team pursuit
Gold, Individual pursuit

 

2013

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Aguascalientes, Mexico

Gold, Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Gold, Team pursuit,
Gold, Individual pursuit

UEC European Track Championships, Apeldoorn (Netherlands)

Gold, Team pursuit


2012

London Olympics, London (UK)

Gold, Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Melbourne (Australia)

Gold, Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, London (UK)

Gold, Team pursuit,
Gold, Individual pursuit


2011

UEC European Track Championships, Apeldoorn (Netherlands)

Gold, Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Gold, Team pursuit


2010

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Silver, Team pursuit


2009

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Pruszkow (Poland)

Gold, Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Melbourne (Australia)

Silver, Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Gold, Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Gold, Team pursuit
Bronze, Individual pursuit


2008

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Manchester (UK)

Gold, Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Melbourne (Australia)

Gold, Team pursuit
Gold, Individual pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Gold, Team pursuit
Bronze, Individual pursuit

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