ARCHBOLD Shane < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 02 Feb 1989 in Timaru, NZL
Height1.82 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Timaru, NZL
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started cycling on his school team.
Why this sport? He got involved in cycling through a family friend.
Club / Team Marco Polo Cycling Team: New Zealand
Name of coach Tim Carswell
Training Regime Preparing for the season he will start by cycling between 500-600km a week, eventually moving up to around 800km. He also spends time in the gym.
General Interest
Nicknames Novie. (bikenz.org.nz, 11 Jun 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a silver medal at the World Championships. (pezcyclingnews.com, 13 Apr 2011)
Hero / Idol Marc Ryan. (stuff.co.nz, 10 Apr 2011)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He's well-known for his mullet, which was the result of a bet with New Zealand teammate Hayden Roulston. "It's a bit of a superstition now I guess. I've won two World Cup events with the mullet and people sort of know me because of it." (bendigoadvertiser.com.au, 12 Mar 2011)
Awards and honours He was named the male 'face of cycling' at the 2011 BikeNZ Road and Track Awards. (bikenz.org.nz, 11 Jun 2011)
Ambitions To compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (roadcycling.co.nz, 13 Oct 2011)
Other information CADBURY SPONSORSHIP
He was named one of 10 athletes taking part in the Cadbury partnership with the New Zealand Olympic Committee. He received $20000 in chocolate that he could sell in order to receive funding for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. (stuff.co.nz, 19 May 2010)

DISCIPLINES
He recognises some of the events in the omnium can be unpredictable. "All of the timed events I would call my best - they are the controllable events. All three bunch events are uncontrollable. You can be the best there and still be in 16th place." (pezcyclingnews.com, 13 Apr 2011)