'I've never been betrayed like this before' - entrepreneur claims Justin Williams’s CRIT race series was his plan

After months of meetings, Wasserman suddenly went radio silent until they announced the Circuit Racing International Tour (CRIT) series of their own

Cyclists rush by during the 2021 Lion's Den race
(Image credit: Kit Karzen)

When Rameez Tase received a press release announcing the creation of a new race series, the Circuit Racing International Tour (CRIT), launched by pro cyclist Justin Williams and Wasserman Ventures, on April 26th, his jaw dropped.

He claims the CRIT Racing League had been his idea and even had it legally incorporated before pitching it to Wasserman for potential investment.

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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.