Team Local Ride / Dr. Vie Superfoods+’s very own Jasmin Glaesser is in the running for the spot of alternate on the Canadian National Women’s Pursuit Team that has been winning medals on the World Cup track cycling circuit and is ramping up for the 2012 London Olympics. Jasmin’s huge strides in the last two years that she has been cycling competitively continue to astound coaches and her fellow competitors. All three women on the Canadian Team Pursuit are Dr. Vie athletes : Tara Whitten, Laura Brown and Stef Roorda.
Back to the riding. For those who don’t know, Canada has a pretty successful Women’s Team Pursuit squad, headlined by none other than double Track Cycling World Champ Tara Whitten. As we are nearing the 2012 London Games, and in general to ensure the future longevity of the team, the Canadian Cycling Association has put emphasis on creating a pool of riders that are capable – or near capable – of acting as an alternate in the event that one of the current team pursuit riders needs a time out.
This is where I come in, circling around the 250m track for a week in the hopes of becoming fast enough to train with the team, and maybe, just maybe, one day getting the chance to suit up in red and white and take my own spot on the start line. All good things are best in moderation though, so I relocated to the Santa Rosa area for a few weeks to get in some road training before flying back to L.A. in March. It has been very exciting to have the opportunity to train for the Team Pursuit and I look forward to seeing where this training will take me in the months and years to come.”
To listen to Dr. Vie Radio interview of Local Ride Dr Vie Superfoods manager Barry Lyster click here.
To watch Dr. Vie TV interview with Local Ride Dr. Vie Superfoods Director Jeremy Store click here.
Well done Jasmine with lots of hugs from Dr. Vie team, Montreal Canada.