Maggie medals at national championships

Elite Maple Ridge cyclist Maggie Coles-Lyster won six titles at the national track championships in Ontario over the weekend.

Maple Ridge cyclist Maggie Coles-Lyster was breaking records at the national track championships in Milton, Ont. over the weekend, winning six titles.

On the first day of competition, April 1, the Maple Ridge secondary student and her teammate Erin Atwell set a new Canadian record in the junior women’s team sprint on their way to a gold medal

Saturday’s racing brought the individual pursuit, sprint and points races, with places on the Canadian team and a trip to the world championships on the line

Coles-Lyster won gold in the juniors women’s individual pursuit, beating her partner Attwell and Laurie Jussaume. All three medalists beat the world championships qualifying time.

Following that, Coles-Lyster dominated the women’s junior points race, winning three of the six intermediate sprints.

The championships concluded on Sunday, and Atwell beat Coles-Lyster with a new Canadian record time in the women’s junior 500m event.

Coles-Lyster won the junior women’s scratch race and then followed that up with her sixth national title of the championships in the keirin.

• This Sunday the farm roads and dikes of Pitt Meadows form the course for the annual Jeremy’s Roubaix bike race. The 10 km course starts at Kennedy Road and loops through western Pitt Meadows with racing starting at 8:30 a.m.