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Maggie Coles-Lyster Back on Track

Maggie Coles-Lyster has hit the ground rolling in 2019 and if her early season results are any indication, great things are on the horizon.

This past weekend, Coles-Lyster took the victory at the prestigious Tour of Somerville, the oldest bike race in the USA. This win follows on the heels of winning the green jersey at the Chico Stage Race back in March and most recently taking second place in the criterium at the Tour of the Gila while racing with Team Canada.



“I have had a much better start to this year’s racing season over last year. Last year, I had to battle through multiple concussions along with the politics involved with being a competitive female cyclist in Canada. This year my head is clear and I am back to my competitive, winning ways,” said Coles-Lyster.

Coles-Lyster, the 2017 Junior Points Race World Champion, has moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania for the summer to race with her Pickle Juice Pro Cycling Team. She will train and compete in local criteriums while racing June’s UCI races at the famed Valley Preferred Cycling Center, better known as T-Town.

“This year there are 5 UCI race weekends for me to compete against some of the worlds top track riders. This will also allow me to gain UCI points to make me eligible for up-coming World Cups,” commented Coles-Lyster. Before Coles-Lyster returns home to Maple Ridge, BC in early July to compete in BC Superweek, she hopes to make the selection to represent Canada at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru to be held in
August 2019.




Source: Local Ride Racing