Cycligent has announced a prize pool of $44,735 (USD) for its third World Cup event to be held in Paris on September 15th and 16th. Following successful races in Las Vegas and London, the Paris event promises to be the biggest yet with the introduction of a prize purse and the largest field of racers ever seen at a Cycligent World Cup event.
Of course, as in past CVR World Cup events, cyclists will be racing on Zwift. Competitors will weigh in and use verified/calibrated trainers to make sure the playing field is level.
Paris’ purse exceeds the minimum one-day prize money requirement for UCI pro cycling races for men, HC Class (€18,800/$22,320) and paying out more than eight times the minimum one-day prize money requirement for UCI one day women’s races, Class 1 (€2,353/$2,795). (Note the UCI does not have an HC Class for women). As you know, having the same prize pools for men and women is a big deal in cycling.
Anyone interested learning the specifics about prize distribution or contributing to the prize pool ($6,237 donated to date!) may do so here.
New cycleVIEW™ Application
Cycligent’s new cycleVIEW™ application looks like a very exciting and innovative way to watch the races, giving viewers the ability to choose and watch multiple individual riders, view rider locations on course, and watch the main broadcast stream, among other selections. It also gives viewers the ability to cheer for and send messages to their favorite athletes.
“Cheering” for a rider is done by making a donation of as little as $1. The rider will see your “cheer” in game, and the prize pool will be increased by the amount you donate. What an innovative way to crowdfund a prize purse and cheer on riders!
The cycleVIEW™ application can be accessed at cycleview.cycligentrankings.com. (Please note, cycleVIEW™ is currently pre-loaded with footage from London so people can get comfortable being in the director’s chair before Paris.)
Tickets to Live Event
While the event can be streamed free online, you may also obtain free tickets for the live September 16th event at the Velodrome National De Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines in Paris at cvrparis.eventbrite.com.
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