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. I've also discovered that I'm the happiest with a race when I get to be the super-domestique that is instrumental to my team mate's win. Leadouts FTW - literally! I'm excited for another year of competing for GC titles, and helping my team mates get to the top step of every podium we encounter.

Outside of road cycling, I'm also in my happy place on my CX bike, road running, swimming, doing yoga and combining my disciplines to race duathlons and triathlons. When I'm not chasing an endorphin rush, I enjoy fresh coffee, homemade cookies and my two pet guinea pigs.

Result Highlights:
2016
1st Overall, Tour de Bloom Stage Race
1st, 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, 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


Rebecca Cohen

Category: 4

Profession:
Elementary Teacher

Item you could never leave for a ride without
Something chocolate. And preferably pre and post-ride chocolate as well.

Instagram @remcohen

I am really happy to be back for a second season with GS. I was introduced to bike racing in 2009 through a couple of Tuesday Nighters, but decided to pursue mountain biking and dabble in triathlons before finding my way back to racing last year. Although my focus will be road racing this season, I still love all types of biking. From July to December 2016 I was cycle touring in Europe. I spent some time riding in Provence, then flew to Norway and cycled from Oslo to Rome. Riding a bike that does not weigh close to 90 lbs is still a novelty! 

When I am not cycling, I also enjoy ski touring, hiking, and just about anything that takes place outside. To keep things interesting, I also take dance classes in heels and perform in the occasional dance show.  

Result Highlights:
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


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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 fifth season racing and my first 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
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:
Liquor Merchant & Bulldog enthusiast.

Item you could never leave for a ride without:
Bright coloured socks and food

I live in Penticton, BC 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 baking bread, mountain biking and 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
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 2017. 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)


sonia taylor

Category: 3

Profession:
Engineering Student

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!
 
2016 was my first year with GS and my first full season of racing. I am very excited for the 2017 season and look forward to continuing to develop as a rider and learning from my teammates.  My goals for this season are to continue to improve my skills and fitness, to race as much as possible, and above all to have fun!

Result Highlights
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)


Photo: Andrew Funamoto

Photo: Andrew Funamoto

Alysia Withers

Category:  2

Profession:
Marketing & Communications Manager

Item you could never leave for a ride without:
Lip balm and a shot of espresso.

Instagram @awesome.ology  |  Twitter @awesome0logy

I enjoy bringing the action to the peloton, and am likely to be found in the front dropping the hammer, or constantly on the attack. On the rural roads, I like to engage with the female club riders to help develop their riding techniques and skills.

One of my most memorable experiences on the bike was in 2015, when I traveled to Belgium to ride the classic cobbled climbs and countryside of the old and new Tour of Flanders routes. My passion for cycling extends from a life-long dream of playing in the outdoors. Alongside backcountry skiing, mountaineering, and rock climbing, the only time I make for sitting still is to drink coffee.

Result Highlights
2016
3rd, BC Provincial Criterium Championships
2nd Overall, Escape Velocity WTNC Series 

2015
4th, BC Provincial Championships Road Race
1st Overall, Prospera Valley Gran Fondo
2nd Overall, Escape Velocity WTNC Series

2014
2nd Overall, Capital Stage Race
2nd TT, 5th Crit., Mutual of Enumclaw
7th Overall, Tour of Walla Walla
Pineapple Prime, WTNC


2013
6th Overall, Tour of Walla Walla
2nd Overall, Capital Stage Race
16th Overall Women, (5th, Women 30-39), Whistler GranFondo