L39ion of Los Angeles sign US road racing champ Kyle Murphy for 2023

The dominant crit team seems to be eying successes as a UCI Continental cycling team as well

Kyle Murphy, 2022 US National Road Champion
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America’s top crit racing team, L39ION of Los Angeles, today announced the signing of U.S. national road racing champion Kyle Murphy to its 2023 roster.

The 31-year-old California-native is known as an all-rounder with climbing prowess, which perhaps signals L39ion’s growing interest in being more competitive beyond the crit scene as well.

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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.