Jasmin Duehring

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”  - RWE

D.O.B.: July 8, 1992

Birth city and state: Germany

Current City: North Vancouver, BC

Height: 167cm

Specialty: Track, time trials

Years racing: 8

Colleges attended: Simon Fraser University

Degree: BSc Mathematics

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jduehring/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasmin.glaesser

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasminduehring

After predominately targeting track during the first half of her career she is gradually making the switch to focus more on the road. This is her sixth year riding professionally and her second year with the team. Becoming more of a veteran of the peloton herself, she enjoys the opportunity to work with the team’s young talent to help navigate the challenges of stepping up to the pro ranks.

Career Highlights

  • Bronze Medal 2012 & 2016 Olympic Games - team pursuit
  • 8 x Track World Championships medallist
  • 2015 Pan American Games Champion - road race

2017

  • 3rd TT & GC Cascade Cycling Classic
  • 3rd Redlands Classic Stage 5
  • Silver Medal LA Track World Cup - scratch race
  • Canadian National Champion - madison
  • 1st Scratch Race London Six Day

2016

  • 3rd Tour of Gila GC
  • 1st Tour of Gila Stage 2
  • 3rd Redland Classic TT
  • Silver Medal Track World Championships - point’s race
  • Pan American Champion - point’s race

What inspired you to become a bike racer?

I fell in love with the opportunity cycling offered me to constantly challenge myself. I was never inspired by a result or placing, but by wanting to see just how far I could push myself and what, if anything, was left if I did.

Who is an inspiration to you in your life, both on and off the bike?

My husband is my biggest inspiration. I don’t know anyone who lives up to the phrase ‘race your hard out’ more than he does. He really impressed upon me that its much better to be remembered for your character than simply for your results.

Favorite meal when training?
Anything plant-powered! I love trying local digs wherever I travel and have favorite cafe’s/restaurants all across the world that I look forward to visiting when I’m there.

The best thing about being a bike racer is?
Getting to do what I love most and call it a job! Also it really allows me to pursue my passion for food (mostly) guilt-free.

What is your biggest accomplishment on the bike 

I’m really proud of all the times I’ve taken on new challenges. Most of the time they haven’t worked out (like trying to improve track sprinting…) but 100% of the time I’ve become a better athlete for trying and with a deeper appreciation for the sport.

Favorite cross training or off season activity?

Mountain biking, rock climbing, trail running.

Best tip for a new bike racer?
Don’t put a limit on what you might be able to accomplish. Embrace every challenge, especially the ones that scare you. The best rides go by too quickly, don’t forget to soak it all in.

What are one or two things that you do daily that are the key to your success?

I’ve done quite a bit of self-reflection over the last few years and in doing so gained a lot more insight into how to get the most out of myself. Come to terms with what your weaknesses are and then be creative in making a plan to improve them.


If you werent bike racing what would you be?

I’d run a not-for-profit yoga studio where classes are by donation and all proceeds support sustainability initiatives to create a greener, cleaner tomorrow.

If you could spend 10 days anywhere, where would it be?

North Vancouver! I feel truly fortunate to be able to call this home. The mountains, riding, on and off road, and the awesome coffee/food check all my boxes.

Favorite things to do off the bike:

  1. Outdoor activities
  2. Culinary adventures
  3. Yoga/meditation

Top 5 warmup/pre-race songs on your iPod:

I don’t listen to music warming up.

Favorite things to eat.
1. Heirloom’s “Vegan Kale Caesar” (Vancouver)

  1. The Acorn’s “ ‘Chicken’ and waffle” (Vancouver)
  2. Backyard Bowls (Santa Barbara)
  3. Gratitude’s “I Am Grace” smoothie (Venice Beach)
  4. Anything at Millennium (San Fransisco)

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