Kirsti Lay

Height

5' 8”

Weight

141 lbs

Birthdate

04.07.88

Pro since

2014

Strengths

All-Arounder

Hometown

Medicine Hat, AB

Residence

Montreal, QC

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Everyone has had their good days and bad days and what’s important is how you react and learn from them.

From the ice to the tarmac, Kirsti Lay started her competitive career as a speed skater before turning to cycling. After a decorated career on the ice, Lay turned her focus to the road bike just a few short years ago. The dedication and focus she showed during her speed skating quickly paid off and Lay turned professional in 2014. She now has her sights set on scoring gold in the summer games that take place in Rio de Janeiro in August.

What inspired you to ride?

I first started to ride a bike for speed skating because it was necessary for our training in the summer. It wasn't until I saw the London 2012 Team Pursuit women race on TV, and win Bronze, that I thought about how fun it could be to do competitively.

Racing obstacle you overcame?

I was 24 years old when I started cycling and this was the biggest obstacle in becoming professional because I had lacked so much experience that a cyclist already has at that age.

Favorite cheat meal?

Hands down anything chocolate and dessert! I also love poutines - French fries, cheese curds and gravy.

Favorite healthy meal or snack?

Greek yogurt with maple syrup, chopped fresh strawberries and chocolate chunks stirred into it. It is sort of like pretend ice cream.

Tip for staying healthy?

Everything in moderation.

What motivates you to ride?

From a performance standpoint, the Olympics motivate me to get on my bike everyday. They are the end goal and all the short-term goals I create for myself will hopefully take me there.

Results

Redlands Classic: Stage 1

6th

Redlands Classic: Stage 3

9th

Tour of the Gila: Stage 4

9th

Stories with Kirsti

Race Preview
Team Heads To Nationals with Winning Momentum
After a hugely successful Amgen Tour of California, North Star Grand Prix and Tour de Beauce, Rally Cycling heads into the National Championships of the United States and Canada looking…
1 day ago
Road Diary
North Star Champs Shine Bright
The final day of the North Star Grand Prix is held in Stillwater, Minnesota, and is one of the toughest criteriums in North America with a steep 18% ascent up…
2 days ago