Struggling with an ongoing neck injury, Leah Thomas steps away from racing

The US National TT champion underwent spinal surgery in February but the injury persists, she will leave Trek-Segafredo

Leah Thomas
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The Trek-Segafredo team announced today that Leah Thomas will be leaving the team at the end of 2022.

The 33-year-old joined Trek-Segafredo from Movistar at the end of 2021, but got sidelined early with neck pain and a pinched shoulder nerve that left her with limited motion in one of her arms.

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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.