Get a way as single node via api

When using the overpass api with the following query:[shop=bicycle] all nodes from the way are returned.
Is it possible to return only one single node from the ways? So that a building, tagged as shop, is returned as a single node.

Read the dokumentation of

it has a feature to reduce areas to nodes. Does it work for you?

Thanks for your replay. I was looking for some code or xapi call to implement in my POI editor program.
My solution now is to download an osm file via xapi and convert it via my code.