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A close-up of Maggie Coles-Lyster competing in a track cycling race. She is in a pack of racers but we can't see their faces in the photo.Dave Holland/COC
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Maggie Coles-Lyster


• Competes in both track and road cycling
• Became Canada’s first ever junior world champion in track cycling in 2017, winning gold in the points race a day after winning silver in the omnium; had won bronze in the omnium at the 2016 Junior Track World Championships
• Won bronze in the team pursuit at her first career UCI World Cup in Belarus in January 2018


Getting into the Sport: Learned to ride a bike at age 5… Began racing cyclocross at age 8 and started road racing soon after that… When she was 12 she was finally the right size to ride the rental bikes at the velodrome and fell in love with track cycling, entering races when she was 14… Her parents owned a bike store and sponsored a team that included Canadian Olympic medallists in the team pursuit, giving her first-hand inspiration… Outside Interests: Hobbies include equestrian and yoga… Odds and Ends: Takes a picture of herself doing a yoga pose in front of a landmark from each place she travels for competition…

Notable International Results

UCI Road World Championships: 2017 – 70th (junior road race); 2016 – 14th (junior road race)

UCI Track Junior World Championships: 2017 – GOLD (points race), SILVER (omnium), 5th (team pursuit), 7th (madison); 2016 – BRONZE (omnium), 4th (team pursuit)

Pan American Track Championships: 2018 – BRONZE (team pursuit), 4th (points race), 13th (time trial)