Introducing: Cynisca Cycling, an American UCI Pro Continental team joining the European peloton in 2023

The team plans to bring more American women to Europe and World Tour racing.

Cynisca Cycling
(Image credit: Cynisca Cycling)

The U.S. national governing body for bike racing USA Cycling, today announced the launch of, and partnership with, a new American-licensed Continental professional women’s team called Cynisca Cycling.

The team aims to grow elite women’s racing in the U.S. by introducing a new American team to the European peloton in 2023. With a focus on developing the stars of tomorrow, the roster will mostly be made up of American riders under the age of 25. They'll be relying on USA Cycling to identify young riders with World level potential.

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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.