Recently-crowned New Zealand national champion Olivia Ray has been removed from the roster of Women’s WorldTeam, Human Powered Health .
Ray’s name no longer appears on the team’s roster page on their website, and her individual profile page has also been taken down. Ray has also been removed from the UCI’s list of riders registered to Human Powered Health, after appearing as recently as the morning of March 10.
The team declined to make an official comment when contacted by VeloNews .
Since joining the then-Rally Cycling outfit in 2021, Ray has only raced with the team twice at UCI level – the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana last May, and the Joe Martin Stage Race in August – though she raced a number of criteriums in the US, winning several.
Of the team’s 12-rider roster, Ray is one of only three riders who were retained from the 2021 lineup.
Ray’s only race so far in 2022 is the New Zealand national championship road race in February, which she won.
Ray made headlines in December of 2021 after revealing that she had not yet received the $15,000 in prize money for winning the Into The Lion’s Den Criterium, organized by L39ION of Los Angeles. Ray later apologized for her comments.The New Zealand rider has also been vocal on the topics of mental health and body image in cycling.Ray has been inactive on social media since making her apology to L39ION in December, and it appears she has also recently deleted her Strava and Instagram profiles.Ray was absent […]