Maggie Coles-Lyster's turbulent comeback campaign steadied with Zaaf team

Maggie Coles-Lyster (Zaaf) at the 2023 Tour Down Under Schwalbe Classic in Adelaide
Maggie Coles-Lyster (Zaaf) at the 2023 Tour Down Under Schwalbe Classic in Adelaide (Image credit: Simone Giuliani)

Maggie Coles-Lyster's season nearly unravelled at the seams when she learned that B&B Hotels had unexpectedly collapsed last December. She signed a pre-contract with B&B Hotels to mark her comeback to European racing after spending three years dominating in North America and was left scrambling to find a new team in the eleventh hour.

In an interview with Cyclingnews, the Canadian champion said that it was the hard work of her agent, retired Australian pro cyclist Annette Edmondson, who finally found her a new home with the Spanish outfit Zaaf Cycling Team in 2023.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.