Kirchmann wins Canadian time trial championships

Leah Kirchman


Leah Kirchmann secured a head-turning win at the Canadian time trial championships today in Lac-Mégantic, Québec. She muscled her way along the elite women’s 28.8km course in 43:28 minutes beating track team pursuit specialist Jasmin Glaesser (Tibco-To The Top) by two seconds and her teammate Anika Todd by 1:01 minutes


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It’s feels incredible. I am excited about winning [the jersey]. Time Trial has been a huge focus for me this year. I spent a lot of time on my bike, and I tried to do as much time trial as possible. I am very happy to see it’s paying off,” said Kirchmann, proudly wearing the Maple Leaf jersey after the race. “I previewed the course a few days ago. It’s quite a difficult course with the climbing right off the start. Since its 30km/h, I knew that pacing would be a big factor in this race. It turns out I paced it well in the climbs, and was able to recover in the descents.