Emily Newsom leaves Team EF, narrows in on a gravel-centric calendar at home

'Riding through wide open countryside..I feel a great peace and I know that I am happier here than in a chaotic peloton.'

Emily Newson
(Image credit: Getty Images)

American Emily Newsom is stepping away from her EF Education-Tibco-SVB team and international road cycling in 2023, in favor of a gravel-centric career at home. 

The 39-year-old isn't done racing yet, but after five years on the road as a professional road cyclist, she's ready for a new challenge and some time at home with her child and husband. 

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.