Cory Williams introduced he’ll transfer allegiances in 2024, transferring from L39ION of Los Angeles to the Miami Blazers. Dominating criterium races for over a decade, Cory Williams, 30, is the more youthful brother of Justin Williams, and the 2 co-founded L39ION in 2018 to advertise range and inclusion whilst increasing alternatives to race as pros.
The duo are in the back of Williams Racing Building, which based the Miami Blazers in 2021 and spawned the Austin Aviators in 2023 as a co-ed crew based totally in Texas. After 5 seasons with L39ION racing in tandem along with his brother, the more youthful Williams showed the transfer on social media the final week of December.
“It’s with a mixture of feelings that I proportion I’ll be leaving L39ION of Los Angeles subsequent yr. The adventure has been not anything wanting wonderful,” Williams wrote on social media.
“To my teammates those final 5 years were the most efficient years of my occupation thus far! Our willpower to creating the game extra inclusive and a secure position to be your self was once inspiring to mention the least and I can cherish each race we gained in combination.
“Whilst my function would possibly exchange, my love for legion will keep the similar! Our function at Williams Racing Building is to create an electrical involvement and to carry you the most efficient leisure! And we will’t wait to place on a display for you all.”
Cory Williams started the 2024 season with the Miami Blazers racing in Belize on January 1, the place he completed 2nd within the Krem New 12 months’s Day Biking Vintage.
Born in Los Angeles, Cory Williams now represents Belize in world occasions, profitable the nationwide street race championship this previous summer time and taking most sensible 10s within the street race and ITT of the Caribbean Street Championships. He additionally gained a street level on the Redland Bicycle Vintage and 12 different podiums in one-day races.
The Blazers are of their fourth yr as a US home elite squad with a focal point on criterium and one-day occasions. In 2023, the Blazers notched key UCI victories from riders profitable particular person time trial championships for his or her house countries, Joshua Kelly for Barbados and Oscar Quiroz for Belize. Brandon Feehery added a US name on the elite males’s novice criterium championship.
Lizzy Gunsalus and Betty Hasse anchor CCB ladies’s crew
The CCB p/b Levine Legislation Crew elite ladies’s biking crew, based totally close to Boston, Massachusetts, showed a nine-rider roster for 2024 might be anchored through a couple of 20-year-old US nationwide champions, Betty Hasse and Lizzy Gunsalus. The squad’s presenting sponsor, Levine Legislation Crew of Mooresville, North Carolina, returns for a 7th yr in improve of the ladies’s building squad.
Hasse gained the ladies’s U23 time trial name whilst Gunsalus took the U23 cyclocross victory. A key departure for the crew is collegiate observe and cyclocross nationwide champion Natalie Quinn, who moved to EF Schooling-Cannondale.
“The real check of a building crew isn’t measured through the wins at the season however through the good fortune of our athletes after they depart our program. Whilst we definitely rejoice the ones wins, particularly our 3 under-23 nationwide champions this yr with Natalie [Quinn], Betty [Hasse], and Lizzy [Gunsalus], we’re past overjoyed to peer our riders effectively transfer onto the following chapters in their careers. It method we’re doing our process,” mentioned crew Sports activities Director Lauren LeClaire.
New at the roster is Ella Brenneman, who turns 19 on January 10. She gained the ladies’s junior criterium nationwide championship this previous season, and added a silver medal within the junior particular person time trial then a silver at cyclocross nationwide within the U23 race in the back of Gunsalus. Sabrina Hayes rode final season for the Fortress Lewis School street crew and earned 9 most sensible 10s at criteriums all the way through Excursion of The united states’s Dairyland and Intelligentsia Cup race weeks.
Along with Levine Legislation Crew, different proceeding companions come with Basis Biking, Buddies & Circle of relatives Dental of East Windfall, Rhode Island, ProThirteen Training, in addition to motorbike supplier Cannondale.
CCB World biking membership started in New England in 1976 and is now the longest continually-running elite crew in america that now competes only as a ladies’s multi-discipline race crew. The crew plans so as to add a longer Eu racing block on their calendar for 2024, with the majority of the agenda final a home mixture of street, criterium and gravel occasions.
The CCB p/b Levine Legislation Crew 2024 roster: Gunsalus, Hasse, Hayes, Brenneman, Kate Seiler, Kendall Chase, Katherine Rusch, Ella Grier and Cécile Lejeune.
Atlanta Upward push latest NCL-owned crew fill rosters
The Atlanta Upward push Biking Membership is the 3rd US home, co-ed crew created through the Nationwide Biking League, becoming a member of the Miami Nights and Denver Disruptors. The 2024 co-ed roster contains 8 males and 5 ladies, representing 4 nations.
As a US home elite squad, the brand new Atlanta Upward push might be eligible to earn crew issues within the American Criterium Cup sequence and might be eligible for variety as a crew within the NCL race sequence. Whilst the crew kits have now not been unveiled, the crew colors are purple and black, which mirror the daring glance utilized by the host town’s massive skilled sports activities groups Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United and Atlanta Hawks.
Promising native ability Joshua Meyers, a 21-year-old biology main at Georgia State College, raced as a junior with the Undertaking Devo Biking membership at the street and at the observe. Ultimate yr with Metro Atlanta Biking Membership, he gained the Cat 4 males’s race at Spin the District Hapeville and the Cat 3 /4 males’s department at Sunny King Criterium.
Some other younger Georgia local is Caleb Landgrebe. The 20-year-old raced 3 seasons with the DDP Elite building crew in america and spent final summer time in Belgium gaining enjoy in one-day races, which landed him a victory at Grote Prijs Schuiferskapelle.
Veteran riders with connections to Georgia come with Atlanta-native Jon Brock, Brock Mason of Macon, Lucas Pressure of Eatonton and Belgian Quentin Goossens, who earned a PhD in engineering from Georgia Institute of Generation in Atlanta. Clayton Travis joins from Velocious Game, the place he had 11 most sensible 10s in criteriums final season. David Davenport, 21, rode for the Denver Disruptors building squad final yr and claimed seven podiums.
Elizabeth ‘Izzie’ Harden additionally strikes from the Denver Disruptors, and has Georgia connections as a junior at Piedmont College. With twin citizenship in america and Nice Britain, Harden scored a bronze medal at US junior criterium nationals in 2019 and gained the junior ladies’s total name at The Gateway Cup. Fellow Briton Ruth Allen lives and works in Atlanta, and joins the crew from a yr with Goldman Sachs ETF’s Racing.
Different ladies at the crew come with Canadian Kara Lilly, criterium veteran Carlie Cooper, who strikes from Amy D. Basis, and Megan Sybeldon, who rode the previous two seasons with Crew Skyline.