November 09, 2015 (Maple Ridge, BC) – Maggie Coles-Lyster’s strong bike racing season hit a high point as she raced to a bronze medal at the Canadian National Cyclo-cross Championships on October 24th in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her third place finish earned her a spot on the Canadian U23 Cyclocross Team to compete at the World Cyclo-cross Championships this January in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. This will be the first time that the 16-year-old cyclist from Maple Ridge, BC will have an opportunity to compete at a World Championship.
Cyclo-cross is only one of the cycling disciplines in which Coles-Lyster competes. She is also a very skilled and strong track and road racer. On October 9th to 11th, Coles-Lyster competed at the Canadian National Track Championships in Milton, Ontario, winning five medals including three national championships.
During the spring and summer, she competed on the road, racing alongside the elite women, making the podium on many occasions. She also earned a silver medal at the Junior National Criterium Championships this past June in Thetford Mines, Quebec.
“Maggie loves to race her bikes, and loves to do the many different disciplines our sport offers. As her coach, it presents a fun challenge on how to structure her training plan to allow her to compete at all the top competitions. This year has been especially challenging with track and cyclo-cross National Championships being two weeks apart. The way she was able to have amazing performances at both championships is a testament to her hard work and passion for her sport,” explained coach and father Barry Lyster.
Maggie will be eligible to compete in three world championships in 2016, and there is a strong chance she will qualify. In order to attend these events, she is actively fund raising. To find out more about Maggie and assist her financially on her journey, go to her blog here.
Your company can also sponsor her and have your logo appear on her cycling clothing. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Maggie would like to thank all her sponsors who have helped make 2015 an amazing year: Local Ride Racing, Epoch Analytical, Code Sports, Colnago Canada, Catlike, Power2Max, Cycles Lambert, Jubilee Cycles, Vision Wheels, Orange Sport.