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The National Cycling League , crit racing’s newest kid on the block, announced the host cities and prize purse for the 2023 season.
The NCL is putting $1 million up for grabs next year, and 10 teams will be able to compete for the purse in four NCL invitational races in Miami, Atlanta, Denver, and Washington D.C.
The NCL was launched in August, with claims to be a revolutionary new player in professional cycling, “one that embraces technology, diverse ownership, gender equity, sustainability, and community investment.”
It was co-founded by serial entrepreneur Paris Wallace and NFL agent David Mulugheta.
In addition to hosting the four invitational races, the NCL is creating two 16-rider teams that will compete in all four races. According to the league, “the roster will include Olympians, national champions, former WorldTour racers, and top professional and development riders from multiple cycling disciplines.”
Eight other teams will compete in the invitational series, and in order to qualify they must be registered as USA Cycling Domestic Elite, UCI Continental, UCI ProTeam, or UCI WorldTeams.Each team must submit a set roster of at least six men and six women who will race all four NCL invitationals.“The biggest stages draw the brightest stars,” said league co-founder David Mulugheta.“The cycling talent is out there, and there are great athletes and big stories yet to be discovered. With today’s […]