2016 marked the second year of support from Freight Managers for Canadian pro road cyclist, Leah Kirchmann. Signed to Dutch team, Liv-Plantur, Kirchmann started the season strong with 4th place at Omloop het Nieuwsblad, 2nd in the Omloop van het Hageland and soon got her first European win at the Drenste 8. These results were followed by multiple top 10s in the World Tour races, Strade Bianche, Ronde van Drenthe and Gent-Wevelgem, and podium placings at the Tour of Chongming Island and the Aviva Women’s Tour. She claimed one of the biggest wins of her career at the prologue of the Giro Rosa, earning her the privilege of donning the pink leader’s jersey.
After the best season of her career, Kirchmann was chosen to represent Canada in the Rio Olympics as the top ranked Canadian rider in the world. She placed 38th after an aggressive day of racing, and riding for her Canadian teammate.
Her incredible consistency of performance across the entire season also saw her ranked second overall in the Women’s World Tour standings.
Kirchmann will continue to race for the same team on the World Tour circuit for the 2017 season(now called Team Sunweb). We look forward to continuing to follow her cycling success around the world!
At first, you may not see the similarities between what Leah does and what we do at Freight Managers. Actually they are almost identical. We both try to get things from point A to point B in the most efficient manner. In Leah’s case obviously it is to get from the start line to the finish line ahead of everyone else. In Freight Managers’ case, it is to get our clients goods from point A to point B in the most profitable and efficient manner.
We are both members of a larger unseen team. In Leah’s case it includes equipment manufacturers, managers, support personnel, and teammates. In Freight Managers case it is highly educated employees, massive computer systems, online posting boards, amazing relationships with thousands of carriers, and our clients.
So join Leah and Freight Managers as we strive to achieve great things!
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