The National Cycling League aims to make pro cycling more accessible for U.S. sports fans, and Denver’s team is poised for a hometown win this weekend. Denver’s new pro cycling team took the win in Miami. National Cycling League The second race of the National Cycling League’s inaugural season is coming to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on August 13, and a Denver team is hoping to add to the city’s growing trophy case.
The Denver Disruptors is a coed team of sixteen cyclists from around the world who represent the Mile High City on one of two NCL-created teams; the other is the Miami Nights. They’ll be competing against eight outside squads.
The NCL was kick-started by Denverite Reed McCalvin, vice president of teams and athletes for the league, after he and entrepreneur Paris Wallace began discussing ways to make pro cycling more accessible for Americans.
“Imagine there are 60 million people in America that play basketball every week,” McCalvin says. “There’s $15 billion spent on basketball hoops, basketball shoes, tank tops — and then there was no NBA. That’s cycling. There are 60 million active cyclists in America, there’s $15 billion spent on cycling-related things each year, and there’s no league for it.” Editor’s Picks
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