Gold shoes for Olympic champion

Shimano's treat for Marianne Vos


Olympic points race champion Marianne Vos has been given some special footwear to match her gold medal from Beijing.

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The custom-made gold SH-R300 road shoes were a gift from Shimano and feature the firm’s Custom Fit technology.

The Dutch 21-year-old, who rides for the DSB team and this year became the first woman to hold world championship titles on the road, track and in cyclo-cross, was delighted with the present.

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She said: “These gold road shoes are a reminder of a great race in Beijing. I hope to get some extra morale!”