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In a combined statement sent to VeloNews, 17 teams that participate in the USA Crits series have responded to SafeSport allegations regarding Scott Morris, the now-former managing director of USA Crits.
Morris recently received a temporary suspension from SafeSport, the specifics of which have not been made public, and was subsequently dismissed by USA Crits, as the series confirmed in a statement on Sunday. Over the past few days, some of the teams that race USA Crits events have announced that they will no longer participate in them.
On Monday, 17 other D1 teams addressed the topic in a combined statement.
That statement is published below. You can read the full story over at VeloNews.
The statement was signed by the following teams:
- Automatic Racing: Lauren Dodge, Tom Gibbons, team owners
- Best Buddies: Richard Fries, team director
- ButcherBox: Steven Ramirez, Dino Piskopanis, team owners
- CS Velo: Kurt Dodds, director/owner; Meredith Dodds, manager
- Clif Bar: Dylan Seguin, director
- Colavita-HelloFresh: Christnia Gokey-Smith, Tina Pic, team managers
- DNA Pro Cycling: Catherine Fegan-Kim, Lee Whaley, Alex Kim, team owners
- Aminorip-Extra Sweet: Valentina Chacin, president Extra Sweet Corp.
- Good Guys Racing: Michael Tan, team director
- Levine Law Group: Lauren LeClaire, team director
- Nashville Local Cycling: Michaelee Bowes, director; Richard Keller, director
- Robson Forensic-Milligan Cycling: Osias Lozano, team director
- Space City Development Team: Brady Reed, director
- United Cycling: Lauren Koon, Grayson Keppler, team owners
- Voler Factory-OVCB: Philip Mooney, team manager
- ATX Wolfpack-Jakroo: Kelly Barrientes, Dustin Barrientes, team owners
- BSGC-Support Clean Sport-Guttenplan Coaching: David Guttenplan, team owner