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Two of criterium’s racing most prominent squads have announced that they won’t be participating in the National Cycling League’s inaugural NCL Cup, a new four-race crit series to debut in Miami on April 8.
Both L39ION of Los Angeles and the Miami Blazers released statements on Friday morning stating that they would not be participating in the new series but giving no indication as to why.
“L39ION of Los Angeles will not be participating in the NCL, but we’re glad to see the investment in American cycling and share the desire to increase participation and grow our sport,” said Hunter Grove, L39ION’s team manager. “We look forward to sharing more shortly about our exciting plans for 2023 and beyond.”
From across the country, Dennis Ramirez, the manager of the Miami Blazer largely echoed Grove.
“The Miami Blazers have no plans on participating in NCL races,” he said. “We wish the best for them and all participating riders, and look forward to our upcoming race season.”
VeloNews asked for further comment on the decisions, and according to James Nixon of Nixon & Friends Media Relations,”in the near future Justin [Williams, co-founder of L39ION of Los Angeles] plans to share very exciting news which will provide greater context for the decision.”The NCL first made headlines last August , when it was announced that serial entrepreneur Paris Wallace […]
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