After a big crash at Six Days Copenhagen, Maggie Coles-Lyster was left with a long list of injuries and a broken bike. Once back home in Canada and well on track to full health, the junior points race world champion made a call out in an attempt to find a new machine. Maggie Coles-Lyster was cleared to begin training again towards the end of February but didn’t have a bike. On Sunday, Coles-Lyster announced her search had concluded with Naked Bicycles of Quadra Island, B.C., which makes handmade titanium machines, coming on to help the young track talent.
BC made, beautiful, strong, alive… sounds like the perfect fit to me! Can't even describe how excited I am to partner with @nakedbicycles for a new custom titanium track bike! Thank you so much guys and I look forward to representing my new ride on the world stage 😎💕 #nakedbikes #madeinbc #titaniumtrackbike
Coles-Lyster’s horrific crash on Feb. 4 in the final scratch race of the Six Day Copenhagen event left her with a concussion. two fractures in her face, broken ribs, road rash and air bubbles above her lungs. Those injuries only took a couple of weeks to begin healing but when the Maple Ridge, B.C. native got her Look track bike back it had faired worse and was beyond repair.
Help, I'm officially track-bikeless!! 😨 . My track bike finally made it home from the Copenhagen SixDay, but in worse shape than me 😭 A minor setback but I'm cleared to start training again and now in urgent need of a new track bike! I would love to have a sponsor come on board to represent on my 2018 journey and beyond. If anyone can help me, please contact me 🙂 Thanks!
Luckily for Coles-Lyster who is responsible for her own track bike despite being a tier two level member of the national talent pool, a frame maker from her home province will be supplying her a bike to race and train on.
Naked Bicyles who also sponsor a cyclocross team will be supplying Coles-Lyster with a track bike. While many top-level racers favour carbon fibre machines, she will be on a titanium machine as she gets back on the boards and competing. After taking two medals including the world title at the junior track world championships, Coles-Lyster has moved to elite racing.
At 19-years-old she is one of Canada most exciting cycling talents having already shown her considerable potential on the boards and as a member of Canada’s junior team at the road world championships in Bergen and Qatar. She will ride for Macogep-Argon18-Girondins on the road in 2018.