L39ION of Los Angeles 'take a stand' after USA CRITS managing director is suspended by SafeSport

L39ION of Los Angeles
L39ION of Los Angeles (Image credit: Connor Ryan/USA CRITS)

L39ION of Los Angeles have released a statement regarding their decision to pull out of all related USA CRITS events after learning that the national series' Managing Director Scott Morris was temporarily suspended for allegations of misconduct by the US Center for SafeSport.

Cyclingnews first reported on Saturday that Morris was a contractor with Swagger LLC, which produces USA CRITS, and that he has been dismissed by the company.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.