Leah Kirchmann

Canadian Olympian I Professional Cyclist

It was the best day kicking off with the @fastandfemale Girls run in Canmore & then a beautiful ride up the legacy trail to Banff with @sara_poido ! . It was inspiring to run with over 100 young girls as they cheered each other on, made new friends, & built confidence through a positive sport experience πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ For Sara and myself, sport played such a big role in our lives growing up that it became our current profession! My hope is that events like this one help to empower the next generation & keep girls participating and benefiting from sport for life ❀️ Maybe their definition of a great day in the future will also be doing something active with friends! 🌲 . . #fastandfemale #girlsrun #femalempowerment #canmore #banff #happinesswatts #girlsinsport

Personal sponsorsΒ 


Made with Medalist

@joemartinstagerace πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ The roads in Arkansas are just as tough as I remember from racing back in 2015! ⛰️⛰️ . The women were down in numbers from some bad luck before the start, but we did our best to ride to a couple of top 10 finishes during the week and worked on some process goals as a team πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ The men stole the show with @riley_sheehan winning the race on time bonuses in a thrilling final crit stage while supported by the whole team! Congrats guys πŸ‘ My favourite part of this week was trading off dinner duties, the best way to ensure amazing meals from athletes is to introduce a little bit of competition πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³πŸπŸ‘©β€πŸ³ You will find us all back on the crit racing scene in a few weeks time πŸ˜‰ πŸ“Έ @snowymountainphotography . . @nclracing @ncldisruptorscc @bontcycling @defeet @factorbikes @fsa_road @powerbarsport @pocsports @vision_tech_usa @wahoofitnessofficial #alwaysahead #fsa #fullspeedahead #behindhandlebars #winthewind #vision #visiontechusa #visionwheels #jmsr23

I'm always inspired to meet athletes from other sports & learn how they live and train to be the best in the world! Fun to join the Canadian speedskaters as they kick off their early season training! β›ΈοΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ . . #teamcanada #cycling #calgary #yyc #happinesswatts

Most consistently speedy here at @usaspeedweek !πŸ’₯ It was a great week, winning the overall series title, with @ericazaveta also finishing on the podium in 3rd for @ncldisruptorscc. Lots of opportunities to learn and grow as a team over 7 days of racing as we worked on sharpening our crit skills. I'm already looking forward to our next events with the full squad ❀️ . Our week unfortunately did end with a crash on the last day. Just when you think you're in the clear, bike racing will get you. However, the good news is Erica is okay after getting checked overπŸ‘Wishing a fast recovery to the other riders involved . Time for some much needed sleep & time at home before the next oneπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ˜Š . . #critracing #speedweek #speedweek2023 #cycling #America #hometime #dontblink πŸ“Έ@fullshuttermedia

Team win @ncldisruptorscc !πŸ† Enjoyed being part of the inaugural @nclracing event this weekend, speeding around the streets of Miami πŸ– Lots of fun introducing new ideas to the sport, from virtual qualifiers, grid start positions, rider substitutions, & gender combined scoring with sprints every lap πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ Excited to see how this majority minority & female owned league continues to evolve & grow with so many great people backing it πŸ™Œ Next round = Atlanta πŸ”₯ . . . #NCLcup2023 #NCL #Miami #alwaysahead #fsa #behindhandlebars #winthewind #visionwheels @bontcycling @defeet @factorbikes @factorbikes_us @fsa_road @powerbarsport @pocsports @vision_tech_usa @wahoofitnessofficial

Just when we thought winter was over... ❄️❄️❄️ It's been a very different spring compared to the last decade, where I would normally be over in Europe racing the classics. It's been fun to follow along as a fan this year & watch past teammates achieve a lot of success! The race coverage is also motivating for getting through some trainer hours to compliment time spent playing in the snow πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ @nclracing race #1 in Miami coming up soon! . . #kananaskis #xcski #snow #outsideisfree #happinesswatts #dontblink

Enjoyed team camp this past week with the @ncldisruptorscc in Phoenix🏜 Looking forward to spending the year focused on racing the new @NCLracing series and getting back into the American crit scene with this great group of people. I honestly didn’t expect to be lining up for events this year, but opportunities arise and plans change in life! I’m excited for the chance to help build something new as NCL brings a different perspective to American racing, while supporting gender equity and diversity in the sport. After a few trial runs at camp, I can say from experience that the races will be full of action, and winning teams will need to be both tactically smart and physically strong. Stay tuned for the first event in Miami - April 8th!Β  . . #bikeracing #teamcamp #dontblink #cycling #equality #arizona #nclracingΒ Β Β  πŸ“Έ @veloimages