Originally from Québec, Joanie has been racing professionally on the road for over 10 years, and also represented the Canadian National Team many times in the World Cup and other international events. She is one of the few who competed at the highest-level in 3 disciplines (road, track and cyclo-cross), but specialized as a road sprinter. She competed in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio as a tandem pilot, discipline in which she also earnt World Cup podiums and National titles (3X). Understanding how the human body works in order to develop exercise and testing protocols specific to high-performance is another aspect of her passion. Joanie also has a Master's Degree in Kinesiology, studying the exercise response on type 2 diabetics. Finally, she is the author of more than 200 abstracts for different organizations and is a contributor for various magazines, including Sport et Vie, Vélo Mag et Top Vélo.
- Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, Université Laval (Subject: VO2max, VO2 kinetics and Heart Rate Kinetics in Type 2 Diabetics Without Complications)
- Member of the Canadian National Paralympic Team
- Professional road racer since 2007
- Vice Canadian Criterium Champion
- Limiting factors to human performance
- Training strategies, monitoring and testing protocol
- Nutrition and hydration strategies