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Rae Morrison To Retire from Enduro Racing at the End of 2024

Jun 6, 2024 at 13:14
by Sarah Moore  
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Photo: Henry Jaine / Liv

Rae Morrison has announced on Instagram that she will be stepping away from racing full-time in 2025. The 33-year-old New Zealander did her first EWS races as a privateer in 2014 and 2015 before signing with Lapierre in 2016.

At the end of the 2016 season, she signed with Liv Cycling and this season is her eighth year with the brand.

bigquotesTime for me to step away.

I’m excited to announce that at the end of this season, I’ll be stepping back from full-time World Cup racing.

My first EWS was in 2014, where I got a taste after two rounds. I quit my job and sold everything I owned to return for a full season in 2015, embracing the van life as a privateer. After some good results, I signed my first pro deal, moved to France, and raced the 2016 season for Lapierre. At the end of 2016, I signed with @livcycling and have been with them ever since. I’ve achieved so much, seen amazing venues, met incredible people, and am insanely proud of my career as a racer.

A massive thank you to everyone who’s backed me over the last decade and allowed me to pursue this crazy lifestyle and chase my dreams. It would have been absolutely impossible without you all.

Looking forward to ripping into the last four rounds, kicking off with Leogang here tomorrow.
Rae Morrison

We wish Rae all the best in the second half of the season.

Rae Morrison rounding out the top 5
Rae Morrison finished 5th at the season opener in Finale Ligure this year.

Rae Morrison in 11th
Rae Morrison finished 11th in Bielsko-Biala, Poland.

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  • 52 0
 Someone once told me that she said that over her career she always placed about 10th overall - but every year she had to get substantially better to do that because of the pace of improvements in the women’s field. Amazing
  • 40 0
 Or maybe she went into it with her eyes wide open knowing it wasn't likely to make her rich, had experiences that most of us can only dream of and now still gets to pursue a career to make some real money, whether inside or outside of the cycling industry?
  • 5 0
  • 1 1
 I think it depends a lot about how you manage your career...just see how Marcelo is making more money as embassador than as pro rider.
  • 10 1
 She paid for our house deposit so maybe she got both hahaha
  • 43 3
 she probably made hundreds of dollars in her bike career.
  • 4 0
 Right? You're going to see a lot of folks her age deciding that it's not worth it. Especially if they have a college degree to fall back on. Make a ton of money and ride your bike wherever you want.
  • 9 2
 More likely 350/400k
  • 6 0
 @DVOnz: You’d know I guess.
  • 9 1
 Quite possibly a multi hundredaire.
  • 1 4
 Feeling better about yourself now after slagging Rae?
  • 5 0
 @CaptainSnappy: not a slag against her but of the bike industry. Caption Obvious.
  • 20 0
 Gonna miss following Rae on the EWS circuit. --She's been a great ambassador for Liv, and her sponsors; a real class act. I hope she'll still be on the cycling scene.
  • 12 0
 Yeah she will never be able to stop racing, just no more EDR
  • 7 0
 Rae is such a pinner. Hopefully we see her doing some other events in the future.
  • 1 0
 @DVOnz: Gravel the new EDR?
  • 1 0
 @bikeys: that’s a tough sell, but I’ll keep trying to convince her haha
  • 8 1
 Inspirational Rae. Good luck with whatever comes next.
  • 5 0
 8 years with a good company putting in solid top 10s.. I'd say it was a good run.. Congrats and good luck with your future plans!
  • 4 0
 She is awesome! Total shredder and always gave me good informative interviews when I was working for Pinkbike all the time! Good luck this season Rae and in your future endeavours!
  • 6 1
 Good luck in whatever is next. She will be missed
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