National Cycling League kicks off inaugural season in Miami
The National Cycling League, a new professional league with a $1 Million prize purse, is bringing criterium racing to Miami on April 8 as part of the 2023 NCL Cup.
In a departure from traditional professional cycling, National Cycling League teams are made up of men and women who will compete on the same course, albeit at different times, and will receive equal pay and resources.
“Our mission is to create the next generation sports community by reimagining sports ownership, fan participation, and social impact,” said Paris Wallace, a serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of the National Cycling League. “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.
Races will feature 10 teams competing for a record-setting $1 Million prize purse across a series of four criterium-style races. Two of the teams are owned by the NCL, while the other 8 are invited to participate in the league. The NCL teams include the Miami Nights and Denver Disruptors.
The inaugural NCL Cup race takes place on the streets of Miami Beach on April 8.
“Miami Beach is well known for creating unforgettable experiences for residents in sports, arts, & culture,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber in a press release. We look forward to enhancing that reputation with the National Cycling League, hosting their inaugural cycling race & embracing an entirely new global sporting phenomenon. As we continue to transform the Art Deco District with world class programming, I’m confident this fast-paced sport will resonate with our vibrant cycling community and continue the progress we have made to make Miami Beach more livable & bikeable.”
For more information on the 2023 NCL Cup Miami Beach Invitational visit, https://www.nclracing.com/nclmiamibeach
2023 National Cycling League Calendar:
- NCL Miami Beach – April 8, 2023
- NCL Atlanta – May 14, 2023
- NCL Denver – August 13, 2023
- NCL Washington – September 10, 2023