Hometown: Port Moody
Riding Strengths: Short punchy climbs, all rounder
Education Interest: BSc Kinesiology, Interested in Physiology and how the body functions
Winning Whistler Fondo
Winning BC Provincials
Winning Overall Tour de Delta
Racing in Route de France
Racing Tour des Flanders and finishing in the top 70
Lea has been a competitive Cat 1 road cyclist for the past eight years, and has been riding a bike for the past 11 years or so. Leah fell in love with the sport of cycling when her father, Nels Guloien, an avid cyclist, introduced her to it. She started her athletic career as a rower at Simon Fraser University and then transitioned into triathlon, mountain biking, running and finally road cycling.
Leah has had a lot of experience racing at the National and International level. She has been involved in several Canadian National team projects that have taken her all over racing in Europe including Tour of Flanders, Ladies Holland Tour, Women’s Route de France and the list goes on. She has also had the opportunity to race on a US professional women’s cycling team, Colavita, for two years before deciding to transition to a local team, Trek Red Truck, and help develop some of the local female riders.
This will be Leah’s second year back with Trek Red Truck and she is excited to work with this year’s roster and to share her experiences and knowledge as well as learn from some of the other mentors on the team such as Denise Ramsden. From a professional standpoint, Leah is currently working at Catalyst Kinetics Group as a Cycling Coach and is working on developing more cycling camps and clinics in hopes of getting more people out on their bikes achieving their goals.
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Riding strengths: Time trials
Education interest: BSc in cell and molecular biology, Currently doing a post degree diploma in mental health and addiction.
2013 Canadian Championship ITT silver medallist
2013 Jeux de Francophonie RR 9th place
2014 Canadian Championship ITT bronze medallist
2014 USA National TTT bronze medallist
Anika has been riding bikes since 2012 and has been racing bikes at a national and international level since 2013. She has represented Canada at multiple international events including the Jeux de Francophonie, Lotto Belgian Tour and Ladies Tour of Holland. She also raced professionally for two seasons.
She is now focusing on completing her post-degree program in mental health and addictions before applying to medical school. Anika looks forward to filling a mentorship role on the team and being role model both on and off the bike.