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Coles-Lyster Joins Team Canada for Track World Cup #1 in Poland

Canada is sending a strong women’s squad to the opening round of the 2017-18 Track World Cup in Pruszkow, Poland, as the national team begins its build-up to the Milton World Cup and the world championships.

Maggie Coles-Lyster of Maple Ridge, BC, will join Annie Foreman-Mackey (Kingston, ON), Ariane Bonhomme (Gatineau, QC), Kinley Gibson (Edmonton, AB) and Allison Beveridge (Calgary, AB) in Pruszkow, Poland, for Round 1 of the UCI Track World Cup, on Nov. 4-5.  Beveridge and Foreman-Mackey are members of Canada’s elite women’s track endurance program, while Gibson and Bonhomme have moved up from the NextGen program. Coles-Lyster has just moved into the elite ranks after becoming the Junior Points Race world champion earlier this year.

Coles-Lyster will act as an alternate to the other four riders for the Team Pursuit, as well as competing in the Points Race. Beveridge will compete in the Scratch Race and the Madison with Gibson, while Foreman-Mackey will race in the Individual Pursuit.

“As we have one more season before the Olympic qualification period starts, we want to be able to fire on all cylinders come October 2018, so it is important to continue giving development opportunities this season to riders that we feel are up for it,” said Jacques Landry, Chief Technical Officer and Head Coach at Cycling Canada.

Source: Cycling Canada
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