Top or flop?
What would make the difference that would make the new competition succeed? In any case, the National Cycling League seems to have more financial security up front than it did decades ago. He has already joined the Founder Collective, Collab Capital, Will Ventures, Emmanuel Acho (Fox Sports), Bradley Beal (NBA player Washington Wizards), and more. Given the format of teams playing on behalf of a city and the success that the NFL (National Football League) has had in a similar format, it’s no surprise that Jalen Ramsey (NFL’s Los Angeles Rams player) and Derwin James (Los Angeles Chargers’ NFL player) NFL) and Kevin Byard (NFL Tennessee Titans player) are on the list of investors. Together, they constitute a financial contribution of US$7.5 million.
Despite investor interest and a launch that will take place in April 2023, the National Cycling League is still surrounded by a lot of uncertainty. Four cities and two participating teams have now been announced. Announced team riders, Miami Nights and Denver Disruptors, are not regulars on the stages of major international competitions. Only Sergio Henao and Lea Kirchman, the Denver Disruptors’ henceforth activists, have actually scored highly internationally. In addition, there is still no collaboration with the current top American standards teams, so they are unsure what this will mean for them and what their role will be.
So all available data and associated fan interaction should become a game changer. Thus, the new competition responds well to the technological possibilities and digital desires of (young) fans on the one hand, and to the ever-growing popularity of cycling on the other. This combination was not yet available at the end of the 1980s, when the first edition of the National Cycling League faltered.
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