Sarah Orban rides on the track(AP Photo/Ian Walton)
(AP Photo/Ian Walton)

Sarah Orban


  • Won team sprint bronze at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games
  • Won team sprint silver at the 2023 Pan American Championships
  • Won team sprint gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • Competed at her first UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 2020
  • Was identified for track cycling after winning the 2017 Alberta Regional Final of RBC Training Ground; trained in a fast track development program for a year and a half before being named to the national team; had been a varsity soccer player and track and field athlete at the University of Lethbridge  

A Little More About Sarah

Getting into the Sport: First tried track cycling on a velodrome at age 21 and started fulltime training at 22… Entered her first track cycling competition in June 2018… Had never owned a bike before becoming a track cyclist… Outside Interests: Loves to read, bake, cook and play golf… Would like to pursue a career as a sport psychologist… Graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology… Odds and Ends: Has dreamed of representing Canada at the Olympics since watching gymnastics on TV during Beijing 2008, knew she just needed to find the right sport… Favourite quote: “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them–a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” – Muhammad Ali…   

Notable International Results

Pan American Games: 2023 – BRONZE (team sprint), 6th (sprint)

UCI World Championships: 2023 – 8th (team sprint), 18th (sprint); 2022 – 8th (team sprint), 18th (sprint), 19th (500m time trial); 2021 – 5th (team sprint), 17th (sprint); 2020 – 27th (sprint), 19th (500m time trial)

Commonwealth Games: 2022 – GOLD (team sprint), 9th (keirin), QF (sprint), 14th (500m time trial)