Opinion: Don’t blame Olivia Ray – prize payments are a sport-wide issue

For those unfamiliar with Olivia Ray, she is the criterium national champion from New Zealand and is currently under contract to race for an American-based Continental women’s team Rally Cycling. She’s also known for pushing to make cycling a safer space for everyone through discussions surrounding mental health awareness and body positivity.

In October, Ray won the pro women’s race at the inaugural Into The Lion’s Den Criterium in Sacramento. It was a meaningful victory for her and her team.

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