Team: Local Ride Racing/Dr. Vie Superfoods+
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.
Specialty: Time Trialing, Track Racing, Sprinting
Laura Brown grew up in Alberta and was a competitive gymnast for 11 years. She never quite made it as a gymnast. Due to an injury, she switched sports in 2002 and began riding bikes under the watchful eyes of the Oval Olympic National Cycling Centre. After many years in the development program, she moved to the West Coast to attend the University of Victoria and to pursue her passion in Canadaâ€™s hot bed of cycling.
Laura currently resides in Vancouver, BC and races on the National Track Team, specifically as a member of the womenâ€™s team pursuit; as well as taking part in select road team projects. Laura is living, training, and racing in pursuit of winning medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Summer Games. Stay tuned and follow Laura as her Olympic dream unfolds.
In Lauraâ€™s words:
â€œI raced the Giro Di Burnaby all three years it was held and it was such a blast. The crowds that gathered along Hastings Street was comparable to that of an premier, international event. The race attracted world class riders from North America and made for a fast and animated race. The community really seemed to embrace it. I was sad to see the race cancelled these past few years so I am very motivated to be on the start line once again with my team. I live just down the street as well so it is always a pleasure and honour to race near your home.â€
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