Leah Kirchmann

Canadian Olympian I Professional Cyclist

Olympic Time-Trial ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธโฐSatisfied to wrap up my Olympic Games with a 12th place finish. Did everything I could to prepare for this event, and can be happy in executing a technically smooth & strong race. Time trialing is as much a battle against yourself as it is against the competition, so I think I am most proud that I gave myself the best shot mentally leading up to and during the race. Congrats to the medalists, and to honestly every athlete taking part in these Games. I am so inspired by everyone here striving to perform at their best after overcoming so many challenges this past year โค #Tokyo2020 #Olympics #TeamCanada ๐Ÿ“ธ Getty Images

Looking forward to racing the Olympic time trial tomorrow --> 22.1 km hilly course, finishing on the Fuji Speedway - Start time: 11h45 JST๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต 22h45 ET๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ . Ready to get aero & give it everything I've got for @TeamCanada! ๐Ÿšฒ . #timetrial #tokyo2020 #olympics #teamcanada

The Olympic road race, guaranteed to be physically challenging & tactically different than any other bike race on the calendar ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ Thank you to everyone who tuned in to cheer us on! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ . If you were entertained, there is lots of great Women's World Tour racing still to come later this season ๐Ÿ˜Š #TeamCanada #Tokyo2020 #Olympics ๐Ÿ“ธ Getty Images

Always proud to represent @teamcanada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ . It was a very hot & challenging road race, with @karolanncanuel riding strong to finish 16th as our best placed rider๐Ÿ”ฅ . We both enjoyed having @aliactionjackson around this week as our bonus teammate! I am very grateful for the energy she brought to the team and for all the ice socks she gave me today ๐Ÿ˜Šโ„ . Time to recover now for the time trial this Wednesday! #teamcanada #tokyo2020 #olympics #roadrace

All the preparations are done, now it's time to race! ๐Ÿšฒ . Looking forward to tackling the Olympic road race today with teammates @aliactionjackson & @karolanncanuel ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ . Watch it live at 1PM JST/12PM ET ๐Ÿ“บ #Tokyo2020 #teamcanada

Wishing the best of luck to the Canadian men racing today!๐Ÿ† Tomorrow it's time for the women to shine --> start time 12PM ET/1PM JST ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ . #tokyo2020 #teamcanada #roadrace #olympics

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And then there were three!๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ All set to tackle the road race this Sunday with this crazy crew #tokyo2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต #teamcanada

Rode some hot laps on the Fuji Speedway ๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿ”ฅ literal hot laps as the average temperature was 35 degrees! We race on this track for parts of both the road race & time trial at the Games ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ

First ride outside in Japan! ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Got to roll around the TT course today with @karolanncanuel ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ First impressions of Japan are that the people are very friendly (waving from a distance of course๐Ÿ‘‹), the roads are nice & the air is very hot & humid!๐ŸŒกโ˜€๏ธ

On the ground in Tokyo & feeling fresh ๐Ÿ˜โœŒ You can expect some fashion shows from @karolanncanuel and myself in the upcoming days as we shake off our jet lag! There might be tiktoks as well, as we are both excited to welcome @aliactionjackson as a surprise addition to the team! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ #teamcanada #tokyo2021

Traveling light... ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น -> ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ -> ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

What a Giro! Amazing victory for @corynrivera on the final stage ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽ‰ 3 stage wins & @juliettelabous 7th overall on GC made for a successful #GiroDonne for the whole team โค Lots of hard work from the riders & staff went into achieving these goals! #keepchallenging

Love those unexpected moments in cycling, like getting to reconnect with a past teammate while at a race! @kyara_stijns was my Liv-Plantur teammate in 2016. She showed me all the best cycling roads around Limburg & helped put me in the right place at the right time in so many races around Europe. She now has a beautiful daughter & another on the way. Only a cyclist would come watch a bike race on their due date! ๐Ÿ“ท @tornanti_cc #girodonne

Birthday spin through Barolo! ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐ŸŽ‰ Nice to have a few relaxed days with the team here in Italy to prepare ourselves for the next tough 10 days of racing at the #GiroRosa ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น #keepchallenging

Feeling grateful ๐Ÿ’‰ Each shot is one step closer to a better future! #ThisIsOurShot #MyWhy

See ya later Sierra Nevada, time to head back to the real world and apply this hard work to some racing!๐Ÿ˜Ž . Thanks @sharkecoaching @3therese & @slow_descender for taking such good care of us while at camp! It was also so nice to have some Canadian training partners these past few weeks @karolanncanuel & @sara_poido ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ . We are feeling more ready than ever to take on the challenge of competing in Tokyo & giving our best for the rest of the cycling season! ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ . . #teamcanada #roadtotokyo #spain #cycling #whereiride #hoponcanada #keepchallenging