'He was treated like a water bottle': L39ION provide Ian Garrison a chance to start again

Ian Garrison controls the peloton for Deceuninck-QuickStep at the 2020 Vuelta a España
Ian Garrison controls the peloton for Deceuninck-QuickStep at the 2020 Vuelta a España (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Ian Garrison was a surprise signing for 2022 by L39ION of Los Angeles as it moves towards in its second year as a Continental programme. The Georgia-based Garrison spent the last two seasons on the WorldTour level with the world’s top team, Deceuninck-QuickStep

It was a huge step to make two years ago as a 21-year-old when Garrison moved on from the Hagens Berman Axeon development squad, but he had vaulted into the spotlight in 2019 by sweeping U23 and US Pro time trial national titles and took the silver medal in the ITT at Worlds in Yorkshire.

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).