A little about me

Jiggin for Cod in Newfoundland

 Hi, my name is Sarah Coney and I am a 27 year old living in North Vancouver, British Columbia.  Not only do I live in the most beautiful place on earth (in my opinion), but I am also an Elite cyclist racing for Trek Red Truck Nationally and Intentionally.
I began my cycling career as a Mountain Biker, where I represented Canada at the Junior World Championships in Les Gets, France.  After a break from racing to finish my studies at McMaster University in Philosophy, I took to road racing and in my first year back I won the Preston Street Criterium and was 10th at the National Championships.

After a race in Holland with Jay (Scottland), and Yuki (Japan)
Unfortunately the next year was plagued with injuries for me, and I had to take a back seat and focus on getting healthy and recovering from surgery.  After that, I decided to move to Holland for the spring of 2012 and race as much as I could to make up for lost time.  I had the opportunity to race in some big UCI races such as Ghent Wevelgem, and got myself onto an Amsterdam cycling team, Boretti Ulysess, who took me under their wing for the season.  I met some incredible people in Europe, learned a lot about myself and about the bike, and I cannot wait for the chance to go back.

In 2013 I was selected to race with the Canadian National Development Team in Europe and raced in UCI races such as the Lotto Belisol Belgium Tour and Les Jeux de Francophonie. 

This year will be my third season racing with TRT and I couldn't be more excited.  They are one of the most successful teams in Canada who develop strong, independent and determined individuals. My goals for this year are to lay it down for my team mates and contribute to getting some big wins, and then to head over to The Continent to mix it up with the Pro's.

Going hard in a Friday Night Race at Burnaby velodrome
When I am not training on my bike, you can find me at the Children's Hospital where I hold down a 9-5 (like a real grown up) and work with a team of incredible women.  I am very fortunate to be able to do the work that I do, however I plan on returning to school to pursue my love of academia and environmentalism.  It may seem like I have too much on my plate – and some times I think the same – but dreams don’t work unless you do – right? 

Of course we all need some down time, and for me that includes baking, hanging out at the beach, anything DIY and playing with my cat ‘Miss Cavendish’.  And don’t let me forget – the only reason I stay sane and am able to do everything that I do is because of the unwavering support from my family and friends.  Having people beside me, cheering me on, is what makes this all worth while.  

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