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USA Cycling Announces Cycling Esports World Championships Qualifier with the Echelon Racing League

By: Angelina Palermo  December 02, 2021

The RGT Cycling event will be held on December 11th.

On Saturday, December 11th, USA Cycling, in collaboration with the Echelon Racing League, will be hosting a UCI Cycling Esports World Championship qualifier event on RGT Cycling to qualify one man and one woman for the World Championship on February 26, 2022.

The qualifying event will correspond with the Echelon Racing Promotions Community League, a series sponsored by USA Cycling. The event will take place on the Gateway Cup p/b Bommarito Audi Benton Park Course, a longstanding Pro Road Tour event located in the heart of St. Louis, MO. Using GPS data, event organizers are able to create an exact replica of the in-real-life course in the virtual world. RGT Cycling, a free to use virtual cycling platform, also takes real world physics and positioning into consideration as a part of the experience.

All interested competitors can register for the qualification event, and all future Echelon Racing League events, through BikeReg. Registration for this event will close at 5p EST on Wednesday, December 8th. All competitors will be required to follow the League’s governance protocols outlined in the Race Bible.

The races, which start at 11a EST, will be livestreamed on the Echelon Racing League Facebook page and USA Cycling’s YouTube channel.

Racers who are interested in competing in the 2022 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships can view the selection criteria and petition form for the event here. The final World Championships team will be announced on December 14th, 2021.