Biography:

In her Olympic debut at Rio 2016, Allison Beveridge was part of Canada’s bronze medal in the team pursuit, alongside Jasmin Glaesser, Kirsti Lay, Georgia Simmerling and Laura Brown, setting a national record in the process. Beveridge had enjoyed a major international breakthrough at the second World Cup stop of 2015-16 when she won omnium gold in Cambridge, New Zealand. It was her first individual World Cup victory in just her second career World Cup omnium start. She went on to finish fourth in the omnium at the 2016 UCI World Championships on the strength of a stellar second day in which she was fastest in the flying lap. At those worlds she also won silver in the team pursuit with Jasmin Glaesser, Kirsti Lay and Georgia Simmerling. Beveridge has been an integral member of the team pursuit since winning world championship silver in 2014. In 2015 she won a pair of world championship bronze medals,  teaming with Lay, Glaesser and Steph Roorda to finish third in the team pursuit. She also finished third in the non-Olympic scratch race, coming back from a mid-race crash. At the 2015 Pan Am Games, Beveridge won team pursuit gold with Glaesser, Lay and Laura Brown. She added a bronze medal in the road race. Beveridge has competed in both road and track cycling at the UCI World Junior Championships. She won the sprint jersey in stage one of the 2015 Tour of California before finishing fifth overall in the points classification.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Bruce and Cathy Beveridge… Older sisters Julie and Michelle… Getting into the Sport: Started cycling at age 14… Had been a competitive swimmer as a child… Odds and Ends: Nicknames: Alli, Bev, Bevy…