Jasmin Glaesser

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” - R.W.E.

Name: Jasmin Glaesser

Nickname: Jazz

D.O.B.: July 8, 1992

Birth city and state: Paderborn, Germany

Current City: North Vancouver, BC

Height: 5’4

Specialty: Getting aero

Previous sports: Ballet, Figure skating

Years racing: 7

Colleges attended: Simon Fraser University

Degree: Computing Science

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Instagram link: jglaesser

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Twitter link: @JasminGlaesser

Jasmin is a track and road cyclist hailing from beautiful Vancouver, BC but with unmistakable European roots due to growing up in small village in Northwestern Germany. After being plagued by overuse injuries throughout high school while dabbling in distance running, she turned to cycling as means to stay fit during college. Fortunately she was a much more talented cyclist than her previously mediocre sporting ventures suggested and immediately fell in love with the idea of being able to push longer, further, and faster. When not riding Jasmin is typically found on her yoga mat or whipping up a storm in the kitchen.

Career Highlights

  • Bronze 2012 & 2016 Olympic Games - Team Pursuit
  • 8 x World Championship medallist on the track
  • 2015 Pan American Games Gold medallist road race
  • 2 x Canadian Champion Individual Pursuit

2016

  • 1st Stage 2 and 3rd GC Tour of the Gila
  • 3rd Stage 2 TT Redlands Classic
  • 2nd Points Race World Championship
  • Overall World Cup leader - Team Pursuit

2015

  • 2nd Stage 2 TT Redlands Classic
  • 3rd Stage 1 Tour of the Gila
  • 4x Pan American Games medallist road/track
  • Canadian Omnium and IP National Champion

What inspired you to become a bike racer?

I’ve always been inspired to conquer the road in front of me and the beautiful yet challenging landscape of Vancouver provided the perfect playground to develop a passion for cycling.

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

I’m inspired by my family and close friends who continue to support me unconditionally through all the ups and downs of being a professional athlete.

Favorite meal when training?

(Vegan) Burrito.

The best thing about being a bike racer is?

I met my fiancé through racing and thats just one example of the countless powerful connection this sport has allowed me to build.

What is your biggest accomplishment on the bike?

Being able to smile even if I’m not winning.

Favorite place you’ve raced your bike and why?

Italy! All of my memories are of sunshine, an ocean backdrop, and medieval looking villages.

Favorite cross training or off season activity?

Rock climbing.

Best tip for a new bike racer?

Recovery is just as important as training, mentally and physically. Learn how to save your energy for the moments that really matter.

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

I do yoga and I practice gratitude for the amazing opportunities that present themselves daily.

If you weren’t bike racing what would you be?

Either crunching numbers at Google or apprenticing as a yoga guru in India.

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

Canoeing the Yukon River with my fiance. We have had that trip on our calendar for years and when we finally make our way up there I know it will have been worth the wait!

TWENTY20 has an emphasis on education with the initiation of our Junior Scholarship program Ride 4 Education in 2015. http://teamtwenty16.com/education.htm

Why is continued education important?

Everyone needs a plan B. Not just because cycling is very rarely a long term career but because it brings peace of mind to know that the results of a bike race wont define you or your future.

Favorite things to do off the bike:

  1. Yoga
  2. Bake
  3. Rock Climb
  4. Trail Run
  5. Adventure

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

I don’t listen to music on the bike!

Favorite things to eat.

  1. Acai bowls
  2. Homemade granola
  3. Kombucha
  4. Sweet Potato fries
  5. Kale salad

Tell us something about yourself that people may not know:

I am terrible at most sports but fiercely competitive. Challenge me to any game involving hand-eye coordination at your own risk.


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