National Champions, World Champions and Olympians Will Be Competing at The Into The Lion’s Den Powered By SRAM Women’s Race

October 20, 2021


SACRAMENTO, CA (October 20, 2021) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Into the Lion’s Den powered by SRAM announced the women’s teams racing in Sacramento, CA on October 30th. The women’s race will feature top U.S. trade teams, including L39ION of Los Angeles, Rally Pro Cycling and Twenty-24 Cycling Team, plus international powerhouse Team SD Worx and riders representing Team DSM and LIV Cycling Team.

Women’s riders from the top international and U.S. cycling teams will compete for the largest Women’s prize purse in U.S. criterium racing history. Seventeen teams featuring Olympians, World Champions and National Champions will be sprinting around the Capitol grounds chasing the $50,000 prize purse.

“Spectators will be inspired by the women’s field on October 30th. Into the Lion’s Den powered by SRAM has one of the best women’s crit fields competing on U.S. soil in years,” said Justin Williams, top U.S. Road racer, founder of Into the Lion’s Den and L39ION of Los Angeles. “We are proud to give the top U.S. riders the opportunity to test their abilities against women who just competed in the Tokyo Olympics and the recent Road World Championships.”

CWA Racing p/b Trek (USA)
Fluevog’s Cliff Nasty (USA)
L39ION of Los Angeles (USA)
LA Sweat (USA)
LABC Women’s Team (USA)

LIV Racing (NED)

Los Gatos Bicycling Racing Club (USA)
Orion Racing (USA)
Podium Sports Cycling (USA)
RALLY Pro Cycling (USA)
ROXO Racing (USA)
SOCAL Composite Women’s Team (USA)

Team SD Worx (NED)

Team DSM (GER)
Terun Elite (USA)
Twenty-24 Cycling Team (USA)
United Cycling (USA)


“I’m excited to show the world what U.S. crit racing is all about. My season was over after the Road World Championships but I added Into the Lion’s Den to my calendar because I grew up racing criteriums and want to give back to that style of racing. And of course, I love racing on home soil and in front of my home-state California fans”, said Coryn Rivera (Tustin, CA – Team DSM), 2020 U.S. Olympian and 72-time National Champion.

Other notable riders that will be racing on the streets of Sacramento include: current U.S. Crit National Champion and U.S. Olympian Kendall Ryan (Ventura, CA – L39ION of Los Angeles); Track World Champion and U.S. Bronze Olympic medalist Lily Williams (Colorado Springs, CO – Rally Pro Cycling); Dutch National Champion and two-time Track World Champion Amy Pieters (NED – Team SD Worx); Winner of the 2021 of The Women’s Tour, La Course by Le Tour de France and Liege-Bastogne-Liege Femmes Demi Vollering (NED – Team SD Worx) and two-time 2021 Canadian National Champion Alison Jackson (CAN – LIV Cycling Team).

“Team SD Worx is excited to send a few of our best over from Europe to race on U.S. soil. As a program, we are always looking to connect with our fans and to showcase our athletes on worldwide stages. We look forward to contesting the battle that will unfold on the streets of Sacramento during the Into the Lion’s Den presented by SRAM race” said Jack Seehafer, Team SD Worx Director Sportif.

Full Women’s and Men’s rosters will be released on October 29th.

Into the Lion’s Den powered by SRAM schedule: 

12:00 – 7:00 p.m.        Bike Festival: Learn, play and enjoy – bike street festival with music, food, and exhibitors showcasing the best of the sport of cycling

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.          Community Halloween Event: Families can casually bike or walk the criterium loop around the State Capitol grounds in costume. A judging panel will be awarding costume prizes at the finish line

2:30 – 3:20 p.m.          Amateur Open Race: 50 minutes of racing

3:40 – 4:50 p.m.          Pro Women’s Race: 70 minutes of racing

5:00 – 6:10 p.m.          Pro Men’s Race: 70 minutes of racing

6:20 – 6:40 p.m.          Awards


For more information on the event, visit: intothelionsdencrt.com

# # #


L39ION of Los Angeles is a UCI Continental Cycling team based in the U.S. The team was founded in 2019 by brothers Justin and Cory Williams to advance the sport of cycling, eliminate boundaries, and promote diversity, representation, and inclusion. The team is devoted to using its platform to give back to younger generations and showcase criterium racing in a way where athletes can make a good living competing at home in the U.S. In 2020, the Legion became a UCI Continental level team and formed a women’s pro cycling team.


SRAM® is a manufacturer of innovative bicycle components that was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in September of 1987, with the invention of its first product, Grip Shift®. Throughout its 34-year history, SRAM has focused on its product development innovation expertise in all bicycling disciplines. SRAM has also acquired some of bicycling’s most exciting brands. With 4000-plus employees, offices and manufacturing in 16 countries, SRAM and its brands RockShox®, Zipp®, Quarq® and TIME® is the second largest manufacturer of bike parts in the world.


The Visit Sacramento Sports Commission leads the recruitment and hosting of major sports events across the Sacramento region. From nationally televised competitions to youth tournaments, the Visit Sacramento Sports Commission is building upon Sacramento’s reputation as a premier destination for all levels of sports events.


Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @in2thelionsden, plus Facebook: @in2thelionsden20

Event website: intothelionsdencrt.com

#  #  #

Media Contacts:

Guillermo Rojas, TORRE Consulting