Glotman•Simpson Cycling is very proud of its Race Team and Race Ambassadors. Our teams travel year round participating in road and cyclocross races in British Columbia as well as in Washington and Oregon States. Stay up to date throughout the season by checking the Race Reports or check out the Glotman•Simpson Facebook Page for race and team photos. If you're interested in racing with the club, please contact us for more information.


Photo: Greg Descantes

Photo: Greg Descantes

Morgan Cabot

Category: 2

Profession: Data Analyst

Item you could never leave for a ride without: Pink sunglasses and too many bananas.

Instagram @morgls  |  Twitter @morgls_c

A lover of time trials, mountains, and time trials up mountains, you will find me giddy on the start line of stage races, hill climbs, and any road race that features a long painful climb. This year I'm excited for a new challenge: backing off from racing to focus on helping our women's team develop. You might also find me looking for new gravel routes in the lower Mainland.

Outside of road and gravel cycling, I'm also in my happy place running, swimming, doing yoga and trying to do a pull-up. When I'm not chasing an endorphin rush, you can find me geeking out over databases and KPIs at the office.

Result Highlights:

2017
1st, Elite BC Provincial Time Trial Championships
3rd, ITU Duathlon world Championship 25-29

2016
1st Overall, Tour de Bloom Stage Race
1st, Elite BC Provincial Time Trial Championships
3rd, Cheemo Perogies Cycling Classic
1st Overall, Escape Velocity WTNC Series
1st, TT, Race the Ridge
2nd overall, Omnium, Race the Ridge
15th GC, 13th TT, Cascade Cycling Classic UCI Stage Race
1st, Women, Seymour Challenge

2015
1st, Elite BC Provincial Championships Time Trial
1st TT, Tour of Walla Walla
1st, BC Cyclocross Premier Series
1st, Ochoco Gravel Roubaix
1st, The Ridge Circuit Race
1st, Cypress Challenge
1st, Rodeo CX
1st, Castle Cross CX
1st, ValleyCross CX


2014
1st Overall and QOM, Prospera Valley Fondo
2nd, Cypress Challenge
3rd Overall, Escape Velocity WTNC Series
3rd TT, Race the Ridge
2nd TT, EV Stage Race

2013
3rd Independence Valley RR (Pro/1/2)
1st Overall and QOM, Prosperra Valley Fondo
2nd Overall, (1st 20-29), RBC Whistler Granfondo
1st, Seymour Hill Climb

2012
1st Overall, Escape Velocity WTNC
1st, Tour de Delta RR
2nd Overall, Leaders Jersey, Tour of Walla Walla
1st Overall, 1st Stage 2, Race the Ridge
1st Woman, Cypress Challenge


Photo: Hung Mai Photography

Photo: Hung Mai Photography

Rebecca Cohen

Category: 3

Profession:
Elementary Teacher

Item you could never leave for a ride without
Lots of snacks

Instagram @remcohen

I am very happy to be returning for my third season with GSC. I tried my first Tuesday Nighter back in 2009, but quickly decided the sport was not for me. Instead, I pursued mountain biking and dabbled in triathlon before making my way back to racing in 2016. This year I look forward to improving my skills, fitness, and knowledge of racing, all while helping my teammates reach the top step of the podium. I also want to encourage more women to ride their bikes and try their first race.   

When I am not cycling, you will find me riding my mountain bike, exploring on my touring bike, ski touring, hiking, or finding some way to spend time outside. I also enjoy taking dance classes and baking post-ride treats! 

Result Highlights:
2017
2nd, Race the Ridge Road Race (cat 4)
2nd, Race the Ridge Criterium (cat 4)
3rd, Race the Ridge TT (cat 4)
2nd Overall Race the Ridge Stage Race (cat 4)
2nd Wenatchee Downtown Criterium (cat 3/4)
1st Waterville Road Race (cat 3/4)
2nd Overall Tour de Bloom Omnium (cat 3/4)
2nd Metchosin Road Race (Cat 3/4)
4th Aldergrove Lake CX (women’s intermediate)
3rd Junkyard CX (women's intermediate)
3rd Queen's CX (women's intermediate)
1st Aldor Acres CX (women's intermediate)
2nd Overall VCXC Kazlaw Cup Series (women's intermediate)

2016
2nd, EV Spring Series Aldergrove Short RR
2nd, EV Spring Series Bradner RR
3rd, EV Spring Series Thunderbird RR
6th, Jeremy's Roubaix
4th, Race the Ridge Road Race
7th, BC Provincials Road Race
3rd, Robert Cameron Law Series Crit


Photo: TLB Velo

Photo: TLB Velo

Janna Gillick

Category: 2

Profession:
Chemical Engineer

Item you could never leave for a ride without:
Full-fingered gloves.

Instagram @j_daw_g  |  Twitter @j_daw_g

After nearly 20 years of procrastinating, I did my first road race in 2012. This year will be my sixth season racing and my second with the Glotman Simpson team. My goal is to help the team continue to make an impact on the BC road racing scene while improving my strength, skills and tactics. It can be a challenge to balance life and a meaningful career with elite sport; I'm pleased to be joining a team with values and goals similar to mine.

Result Highlights

2017
1st, Overall BC Premier Series (Elite)
2nd, BC Provincial Road Race (Elite)
2nd, BC Provincial Time Trial (Elite)
3rd, BC Provincial Criterium (Elite)
1st, Ballard Criterium - Seattle
1st, Volunteer Park Criterium - Seattle
1st, Race the Ridge Road Race
3rd, Race the Ridge Hill Climb
1st, Race the Ridge Overall Omnium
1st, Wenatchee Twilight Crit
2nd, Metchosin Road Race
3rd, Robert Cameron Law Omnium

2016
1st, Omnium, 1st, TT Robert Cameron Law
1st, Women, 5th Overall, Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay: Solo (238.3km)


2015
10th, Canadian Cyclocross Championships
2nd, Robert Cameron Law Road Race

2014
1st, BC Provincial Time Trial
2nd, BC Provincial Road Race
8th, Canadian Cyclocross Championships

2013
7th, UCI Master’s World Cyclocross Championship (W35-39)

2012
Canadian & Provincial Cyclocross Champion (Masters)


emma lujan

Category: 2

Profession: Bike sales/professional flat fixer and front derailleur adjuster

Item you could never leave for a ride without: Snacks and chap stick

I live in Penticton, BC (and Tucson AZ this winter!) and spend my time climbing in the mountains and up to the ski hills of the Okanagan.  I am a lover of any challenging hot road race, preferably with a lot of elevation gain.  I came to bike racing from short course triathlon, and cross country running at the University of Victoria.  I love the places you see and the team cohesion cycling offers.  This year I'm excited to keep challenging myself and help the GS women pick up some podiums along the way.  

Outside of road racing I spend my time wrestling with my French Bulldog, Hamilton.  I have a degree in Psychology and enjoy learning more about the mental aspect of sport and racing.


2015
1st Kamloops Race to the Sun Hill Climb
5th GC Tour of Bowness
14th Whistler Gran Fondo

Result Highlights
2017
1st, Race the Ridge Hill Climb
3rd, GC Tour de Bloom Stage Race
1st, Cypress Challenge Hill Climb
3rd, GC Tour de Bowness
4th, GC Green Mountain Stage Race

2016
1st, Kamloops Race to the Sun Hill Climb
2nd, Cypress Challenge
2nd, Gran Fondo Okanagan
1st, Ashcroft Hill Climb
3rd, Race the Ridge Road Race
3rd, Walla Walla Road Race
2nd, GC, Walla Walla (Cat 3)


tamasin reno

Category: 3

Profession:
UX Designer

Item you could never leave for a ride without:
Honey Stinger Waffles and Nuuns.

Instagram @tamasinellen  |  Twitter @tamasinreno

I’m so excited to return to GSC again in 2018. I’m looking forward to a role as race ambassador, primarily focusing my energy within the women's’ skills clinics, groups rides and hopefully encouraging more women into racing. However, you’ll still find me helping my teammates out at the local weekly races!

Outside of cycling I split my time between triathlon and UX design; I've also been told I’m a crazy cat lady in training. I love climbing hills, climbing mountains, anything that isn’t flat and racing in the heat. When I’m not cycling or training for triathlon, I like to spend time at yoga, at the gym, hiking, snowshoeing or cooking. I definitely need coffee in the morning, and my favorite food is sushi.

Result Highlights
ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Champion (30-­34)
2 X Long Distance Triathlon Canadian National Champion (30-­34)
2 X Long Distance Triathlon BC Provincial Champion (30­-34)
Olympic Distance Triathlon BC Provincial Champion (30-­34)
3rd, BC Provincial Cyclocross Championships (30-­34)


Photo: TLB Velo

Photo: TLB Velo

sonia taylor

Category: 3

Profession: Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering

Item you could never leave for a ride without:
ID and a credit card.

Instagram @soniabegoniart

Growing up as a classical musician in training I was discouraged from all activities that could lead to injury, including riding a bike. After an early retirement from my music career in 2011, I discovered cycling as an excellent means to avoid taking the bus. Soon I found that cycling was also a great way to challenge myself and put my competitive side to use, and that it was enjoyable!

2018 will be my third season with GS and I am excited for another action-packed season of racing with my teammates. I am most looking forward to competing in lots of long, hilly road races. However, I am also striving to make 2018 the year where I learn to enjoy (or tolerate) criteriums!

Result Highlights
2017
4th, Tour de Bloom HC (Cat 3/4)
1st, Metchosin Road Race (Cat 3/4)
 

2016
5th, Race the Ridge (Cat 4)
7th, Tour de Bloom Road Race (Cat3/4)
7th Overall, Tour of Walla Walla GC (Cat 4)
3rd, VCXC Fort Langley Classic (Novice)


JESSICA DANIELS

Category:  2

Profession: Land Use Planner

Item you could never leave for a ride without:Homemade oat cookies and bright pink socks

Instagram @jessdaniels_

I grew up in the East Kootenay’s and was always active, but lost for a focused sport until I found cycling upon relocating to Vancouver. I bought a heavy commuter, someone told me about Strava, and before I knew it I was doing the Seymour hill climb trying to catch Morgan.

2017 was my first year of road racing after a bit of dabbling in 2016, and I am hopelessly hooked. I love tough mountain climbs, time trials, trainer intervals and cyclocross. I am excited to join GS this year and ride with a strong team of women, contribute to the cycling community, and get more experience and skill on the bike. Some of my cycling ambitions for the year are to complete a TT on a real TT bike, try a triathlon, put in some time on the track and trails, and continue to explore new routes and places with friends on two wheels!

Outside of cycling, I am studying pre-requisites to switch into the physiotherapy profession. The rest of my limited free time is filled with swimming, xc skate skiing, rowing on the erg, hiking, camping, cooking, pottery, relaxing with friends, and playing my ukulele (I should add yoga to this list, but it’s not true). Getting enough sleep is a real struggle.

Result Highlights
2017
1st, Race the Ridge Cat 3 Omnium
8th, GC, Mutual of Enumclaw Elite Stage Race
6th, BC Provincial Time Trial
10th, BC Criterium ProvincialsC

2016
2nd women, Seymour hill climb
1st women, F19-29, Prospera Valley Fondo
9th women, Cypress Hill Challenge
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