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Flanders Classics puts further effort into virtual cycling and launches Proximus Cycling eSeries League

21 October 2021

10 virtual races for men, women and youth

The Flanders Classics virtual platform will be expanded. With the Proximus Cycling eSeries League, Flanders Classics is launching a concept whereby fans of the rollers can compete virtually against each other in 10 races in the coming months.

After the successful De Ronde 2020: Lockdown edition, won by Greg Van Avermaet at home on his rollers, Flanders Classics took the next step in its virtual story last winter. Together with Proximus and eSports specialist META, they developed the Proximus Cycling eSeries, a platform where recreational cyclists can take on virtual cycling challenges. Now the moment has come to develop a competitive virtual branch: the Proximus Cycling eSeries League.

"We are now expanding our virtual plans to the competitive target group", Flanders Classics CEO Tomas Van Den Spiegel proudly announces the new concept. "Cycling enthusiasts among us can now not only engage in virtual cycling challenges on our platform, but also compete against each other from home in this new League. Together with partner RGT Cycling, we have developed 10 virtual races in 10 cycling-crazy countries. Everyone can participate, as we provide a ranking for both men, women and youth."

The first race, on Thursday 28 October, takes participants to the roads of the final of 'La Primavera' and thus to the Poggio. Participation is free and everyone competes within his own category: the men compete for the Het Nieuwsblad Men's eTrophy, the women for the Wahoo Women's eTrophy, boys and girls (U15, U17 and U19) can participate in the Cycling Vlaanderen Youth eTrophy. At the end of each of the 10 races, from now until March 2022, the top 25 get points. There are great prizes for those who are leading the ranking after 10 races.

Those who would like to take part in the first race next Thursday and step into Jasper Stuyven's virtual footsteps can register now at: www.proximuscyclingeseries.com . Each virtual race can also be followed via a live stream on YouTube, Facebook Live and Twitch.  

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