Olympian Kirsti Lay Competes at Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Los Angeles

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By Rudi Lopez, M.A. | rudi.benhtv@gmail.com

Carson, CA. – The Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup Los Angeles is happening this weekend at the Velo Sports Center. A great opportunity to watch elite cyclists compete and some of your favorite riders like Canadian Kirsti Lay.

The event will feature the world’s top cyclists competing in both team and individual events.  Events include the Sprint (men & women), Keirin (men & women), Scratch (15 km men & 10 km women), Madison (30 km men & 20 km women), Individual Pursuit (women), Team Pursuit (women), Omnium (men), and the Team Sprint (men & women). All riders are attempting to collect valuable points to propel them to the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships to be held in Hong Kong on April 12-16. This weekend’s racing is the final major competition prior to Hong Kong, and the first World Cup race in the United States since 2008.

Team Rally Cycling rider Kirsti Lay will be competing this weekend for Team Canada Cycling. Lay won the bronze medal with her teammates at the 2016 Rio Games in Brazil in the women’s team pursuit. The former professional speed skater who skated professionally for 14 years prior to transferring cycling. Inspired by the London 2012 Team Pursuit women’s race on TV, Kirsti took on cycling at the age of 24 years old and had a steep learning curve, before achieving success on the track.

She is a two time world champion medalist, was born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada and has a business degree from the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business.  Lay is a member of Rally Cycling womens’ team who will be racing in North America this season, including the prestigious Tour of California race May 11-20, 2017.

Kirsti and her Team Canada Cycling teammates will begin competition today at 11 a.m. with morning sessions and the evening session starting around 6 p.m. You don’t want to miss Kirsti and fellow the top cyclists from around the world going super fast around the velodrome for the opportunity to qualify for the World Championships and get on the podium.

For more information and for tickets visit:

Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup Los Angeles

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