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New National Cycling League in USA billed as ‘first-of-its-kind pro cycling league’

New National Cycling League in USA billed as ‘first-of-its-kind pro cycling league’

The NCL (National Cycling League) has launched what is being billed as a ‘first-of-its-kind professional cycling league’. Rolling out in 2023, the NCL will organize…

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The NCL (National Cycling League) has launched what is being billed as a ‘first-of-its-kind professional cycling league’. Rolling out in 2023, the NCL will organize a series of closed-course 1-2km circuit criterium races in major cities around the USA including Miami, Atlanta, Denver and Chicago.

A championship team will be decided at the end of the season… ‘and awarded the largest prize in the history of criterium racing.’

“Our mission is to create the next generation sports community by reimagining sports ownership, fan participation, and social impact,” said Paris Wallace, co-founder and CEO of NCL.

“The NCL will be the first major professional sports league that is majority-minority and female owned and values men’s and women’s athletic achievements and contributions equally.”

A release from NCL added… ‘With an eye to shifting the athlete experience, the league has designed its format to ensure gender equality – each team will be composed of men and women who receive equal pay and equal resources.

‘Although men and women will race separately on race day, their results will count equally towards the team’s total score. This balanced approach will create the sort of comprehensive parity that is long overdue in sports and embodies the level of respect and celebration all athletes deserve.’

NCL races will feature a new scoring system that will award points after each lap, helping to ensure regular lead changes and drama for spectators. ‘Designed with the fan experience at its core, the NCL is building the sport of tomorrow by tapping […]

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