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Legion of Los Angeles

Meet the most consequential team in professional cycling. Led by the brothers Williams and determined to make a difference in the sport, look out for the newest addition to the US pro ranks.

26 June 2020

Legion of LA

“Elite Cycling Team dedicated to increasing diversity, encouraging inclusion, and giving supporters access to their favourite athletes.”

@l39ion.la

For several years now, Legion of Los Angeles has been conquering all corners of the US crit scene. Led by Justin and Cory Williams, the team sprinted to prominence with upset wins over bigger domestic rivals. But a race result is only an upset for as long as it is a surprise, and these days a Legion win in a crit race is far from surprising.

The team is a dominant force whose uniquely diverse roster of riders have their sights set firmly on bridging the gap to the professional ranks in 2021. But this is a team that’s about far more than being good on the bike. At every race they enter, Legion’s tent is the place to be; their insightful race reports filmed from within the bunch have garnered a following of thousands online, and the team works hard to provide a pathway into the sport for young athletes from all backgrounds.

In a year where charities struggled to raise funds, Justin Williams’ Legion of Los Angeles team managed to raise $50,000 to help increase diversity and inclusion within cycling. Being a part of Legion is about more than becoming a better cyclist, it’s about becoming a better person and redressing some of the imbalances that continue to characterise our sport.

“We are the change we want to see... we are on a mission to become the only black-owned professional cycling team in America in 2021. As of right now, there are no black professional cyclists in America. We will change that and set an example for kids of all colours."

 

– Justin Williams

The Riders

UPCOMING EVENTS

All eyes are on Legion in 2021 as they make the transition to the professional ranks. Can they continue their dominance of the crit scene?

 

TULSA TOUGH

The most prestigious set piece on the American crit calendar, Legion return to the unique three-day cycling event where they first claimed a national-level victory.

 

REDLANDS CLASSIC

The longest continuously running race in the American bike racing calendar. In its thirty-sixth year, Redlands has been a happy hunting ground for Legion in the past. Can they continue the streak?

UPCOMING EVENTS

All eyes are on Legion in 2021 as they make the transition to the professional ranks. Can they continue their dominance of the crit scene?

 

TULSA TOUGH

The most prestigious set piece on the American crit calendar, Legion return to the unique three-day cycling event where they first claimed a national-level victory.

 

REDLANDS CLASSIC

The longest continuously running race in the American bike racing calendar. In its thirty-sixth year, Redlands has been a happy hunting ground for Legion in the past. Can they continue the streak?

LEGION OF LA’S KIT

Legion rely on the tried and tested technology in our Pro Team collection, making it their own with unique designs and striking state and national champions jerseys.

PRO TEAM FULL FRAME GLASSES

Ensuring complete protection and clear vision, these full-frame glasses combine Megol arm grippers and an adjustable nose piece for stability during the toughest efforts.

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PRO TEAM AERO JERSEY

A WorldTour race-winning jersey made of a fabric that’s smooth in one direction and rough in the other for an aerodynamic advantage.

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PRO TEAM POWERWEAVE BIB SHORTS

For racing at an elite level, these race bib shorts have been crafted using groundbreaking woven fabric technology that provides unequalled moisture-management.

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PRO TEAM SHOES

Incorporating the pioneering 3D-woven technology of Powerweave, the Pro Team Shoes provide maximum support and excellent breathability in a frictionless fit.

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OUR ELITE ROSTER

From the Australian outback to the US crit scene, we sponsor inspiring teams and athletes around the world. To find out more about our Rapha athletes, click below.

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