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Dr Vie Gillian Carleton Canadian track cyclist London world_cup 2012

Dr. Vie’s athlete Gillian writes: “In February 2012, I was selected to the Canadian National Track Cycling Team travelling to the UK for the fourth and final World Cup of the season (and the 2012 Olympic Test Event) in London. With this event being our biggest priority race leading up to the Olympics, we headed out from our training base in LA a little earlier than usual, and spent a week training and recovering from jet lag in Wales before settling down in London.

Dr Vie athlete Gillian Carleton London Olympics 2012 Canadian Womens Track Team

After several days of quality training on the track in Newport, plus daily (!) sessions with our amazing therapist, Jenn, I was feeling fit and fast. The team was riding well and excited to lay it all on the line in London. Racing against the clock in one of the earliest heats, we rode faster than we’d ever gone before, breaking the Canadian record with a time of 3:20.785. The team and staff alike waited with bated breath (and skyrocketing heart rates!) as the Kiwis, Aussies, Dutchies, and finally the Brits failed to topple our time from the top of the leaderboard. We were into the gold medal final!

Dr. Vie Canadian athletes Jasmine Glaesser Tara Whitten Gillian Carelton silver medal London World Cup track team pursuit February 2012

We faced off against the experienced British squad in the final, and rode another brilliant race to capture the silver medal in another Canadian record of 3:18.982, the second fastest time in the world to date. To say we were pleased would be an understatement – after only training together for one week before competition, the team rose to the occasion and proved we have the speed to compete among the best in the world. Huge thanks to our coaches, physiologists, videographer, mechanics, and all the other support staff that made everything run so smoothly and efficiently! I cannot wait to be back with the team in August for another crack at the top step of the podium. Thanks also to our BC Local Ride Dr. Vie Superfoods+ team for your continued and valuable support of women’s cycling.” Gillian Carleton, Canada.

Dr Vie Canadian Womens Cycling Team 2012 Gillian Carleton far right

“Gillian together with her team mates Tara Whitten and Jasmin Glasser (also Dr. Vie athlete) won silver at the final race against UK. Mother and I are honoured to support our young Canadian women in the pursuit of their potential in life. Well done Gillian,” says Dr. Vie


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