A Maple Ridge teen won the Youth Omnium at the Superior Glass three-day competiton in Burnaby
Maple Ridge cycling star Maggie Coles-Lyster, of the Maple Ridge-based Local Ride/Dr. Vie Superfoods+ team, racked up even more race wins last weekend at the Superior Glass Track Classic held at the Burnaby Velodrome.
“I had so much fun,” said the 13-year-old rider, who contested 10 individual track cycling races in a three-day span.
“Yes, I’m very tired,” she added.
Of the 10 races, Coles-Lyster won four and snagged two second-place and two third-place placings, to boot.
With those top results, she secured the cumulative Omnium victory – no small feat, considering the highly competitive field of 17 youth women in the contest.
Five of Coles-Lyster’s senior teammates also competed, including Canadian Team rider Laura Brown (Vancouver), who finished second in the “A” category Omnium, in which she went head-to-head with the top men.
Fellow Local Ride/Dr. Vie Superfoods+ and Canadian squad member Steph Roorda (Vancouver) finished seventh overall in the “A” group and placed an impressive second in the Elimination race.
Brown and Roorda were the sole women contesting the top category.
Team member Rachel Canning (Vancouver) had a great showing at the province’s first big track cycling event of the season, finishing an impressive third in the “C” category Omnium.
Up-and-coming team rider Melanie Von Stetten (Langley) raced to seventh spot, and Meghan Grant (Ladner), returning to competition after illness, earned a solid 12th place.
Next up for the Local Ride/Dr. Vie Superfoods+ elite women’s cycling team, presented by Maple Ridge’s Local Ride Bike Shop and Dr. Vie Superfoods+, are the Canadian Cyclo-cross Championships this Saturday, Nov. 17, and the BC Grand Prix of CX on Sunday, Nov. 18, both in South Surrey.