Quick Info

  • Track: Mattamy National Cycling Center
  • Discipline: Sprint
  • Track Bike: Argon Electron C
  • Road Bike: Argon Gallium Pro
  • Birthdate: May 28, 1998
  • Hometown: Levis, Quebec
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 66kg


" I guess they thought I was able to go fast on a bike..."

 

Hey guys, it’s me Lauriane, but everyone calls me Lo. So, yes, I used to skate. Not speed skating, but figure skating. Hard to believe, I know. I was strong, I could jump high and spin fast, but I had no artistic skills. After a hard season on the ice, I decided to road cycle with my dad during the summer. To be honest with you, I didn’t really like it at first. I used to live in a really small town with a lot of hills... well I don’t really enjoy mountains. But I was happy to be outside with my dad riding a really cheap road bike that I had bought for myself.

The next summer, in 2015, I was back at it but more seriously. I did my first lap on the velodrome in Bromont, QC. I loved it instantly. I loved that I could go fast and in that moment, I knew that I wanted to be the fastest… in Quebec. I spent two summers away from home training in Waterloo and Bromont. During those two summers, I met wonderful people who helped me reach my first cycling goals and help me to become a better athlete.

At the end of October 2017 following the National Championships and RBC Training Ground, I joined the Canadian National Team. I guess they thought I was able to go fast on a bike. I remember the day they give me my first Team Canada skinsuit. It was a big day in my small athletic career. At this point I knew I wanted to be the fastest… in Canada.

In April 2018, I raced my first international competition. The Commonwealth Games were an experience I'll never forget. When I arrived in Australia, no body knew who I was or what I was capable of doing on the track. I am happy to say that, during this competition, I set a new Canadian record for the Flying 200m and surprised a lot of people. At this moment, I knew I wanted to be the fastest… in the world.


my Mission

All I really want is to enjoy riding my bike every time I sit on the saddle. I think the best way to reach the top is to love what you do. As long as I am happy riding my bike and traveling for competitions, I will keep getting faster and faster. I am passionate and I know this will help me to achieve my biggest goal, the Olympics. You can help me do the sport I love for as many years as my heart will want me to.


With time, I have learned that one of the most beautiful things in sport is the fellowship between nations
— Lauriane Genest