Laura Brown (cyclist)

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Laura Brown
Brown in 2013
Personal information
Born (1986-11-27) 27 November 1986 (age 36)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Team information
Current teamUnitedHealthcare Women's Team
DisciplineTrack and road
Rider typeEndurance (track), time trialist (road)[1]
Professional teams
2013–2014Colavita-Fine Cooking Pro Cycling
2015–UnitedHealthcare Women's Team
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Women's track cycling
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team pursuit
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2014 Cali Team pursuit
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Minsk Team pursuit
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Guadalaraja Team pursuit
Gold medal – first place 2015 Toronto Team pursuit
Women's road cycling
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Guadalaraja Time trial

Laura Brown is a Canadian cyclist who competes on the track and road including as a member of the Canadian team pursuit team. As a reserve, Brown was part of the Canadian team that won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the women's team pursuit. She was also part of the team that won gold at the 2011 Pan American Games in the team pursuit. She also won the points race at the Manchester round of the 2013–14 UCI Track Cycling World Cup. Brown took up cycling in 2002 after giving up competing in gymnastics due to an ongoing back injury.[2] In October 2014 the UnitedHealthcare Women's Team announced that Brown would be part of their squad for the 2015 season.[1]

In 2016, she was officially named in Canada's 2016 Olympic team.[3]

Major results[edit]

1st Points Race, Challenge International sur piste
Los Angeles Grand Prix
1st Team Pursuit (with Allison Beveridge, Gillian Carleton, Jasmin Glaesser and Stephanie Roorda)
2nd Omnium
1st Team Pursuit, Pan American Games (with Allison Beveridge, Jasmin Glaesser and Kirsti Lay)

Early years[edit]

As a young gymnast, Laura Brown always wanted to compete at the Olympic Games. But after a back injury as a teenager, she switched sports and started cycling at the Olympic Oval in Calgary. While there, she watched Canada’s top speed skaters (including Clara Hughes, Catriona Le May Doan and Cindy Klassen) train before heading off to win multiple medals at Salt Lake City 2002. Those “superheroes” fired up her Olympic dream.[4]


  1. ^ a b "UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Announces 2015 Women's Roster". UnitedHealthcare Women's Team. 27 October 2014. Archived from the original on 5 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ Malach, Pat (29 May 2012). "Exergy Tour crash won't derail Laura Brown". Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  3. ^ Tozer, Jamie (29 June 2016). "Returning Olympians highlight Canada's cycling team". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Laura Brown - Biography". The Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 14 March 2023.

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