The inaugural BC Cup Virtual Race Series presented by Cobotix got off to a blazing start this past weekend with riders taking on 4 to 8 laps of the Paterberg course, a 4.2km loop with punishing climbs of up to 20% slope on the RGT online cycling platform.
There was a healthy mix of participants from all ability levels with a broad range of virtual racing experience on display. Some riders were complete newcomers to the RGT Cycling platform coming with experience from other virtual platforms like Zwift. There were also several seasoned virtual racers that have been racing and training on RGT as part of last year’s Echelon Racing Series and have developed a deeper understanding of RGT’s in-game physics and nuances. For some, this was their first foray into virtual racing.
Being that it is a virtual race series, participants from all over the map were able to come together to race first of four BC Cup virtual races. Many local BC riders rolled up to the start line along with riders from Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, the United States, and the UK.
It was BC’s Matt Usborne riding for Above and Beyond Cancer p/b Bike World who took the win in the Men’s Pro/Cat1 race while pro triathlete, Jacqueline Godbe, from the USA, claimed the victory in the Women’s race. Check out all the other results below,
2021 BC Cup Virtual Race Series Results
Pro / Cat 1 Men
1st Matt Usborne (Above and Beyond Cancer p/b Bike World)
2nd Bruce Bird (Draft)
3rd Timmy Bauer (Above and Beyond Cancer p/b Bike World)
Pro / Cat 1 Women
1st Jacqueline Godbe (xXx Racing-Athletico)
2nd Claire Cameron (Pickle Juice Pro Cycling)
3rd Nadia Gontova
Amateur Cat 2
1st Vince Geisler (trinerds)
2nd Jeroen Rijken (Musette)
3rd Taylor McColl
Amateur Cat 3
1st Michael Matthews (Gastown Cycling Association)
2nd Paul Green (Prince George Cycling Club)
3rd Vaughn Richards
Amateur Cat 4
1st Ian Walker
2nd Jimmy Archange
3rd Shane alfreds (Lake City Cycling Club)
1st Liz Cullen
2nd Andrea Duke (Meraloma Bike Club)
3rd Sisca Lien
Full results available here: https://rgtdb.com/Results
Congratulations to all the participants and thank you to everyone who tuned in to the broadcast of the races which was live-streamed on our Facebook page and on Echelon Racing League’s channels. We have linked to the full broadcast below for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to tune in to the broadcast of the other upcoming races with commentary by Brad Sohner and Ryan Cousineau.
With one race completed and three to go, there is still time to sign up and register for the rest of the races which are being held on Saturdays, April 10th, 17th, and May 1st. Registration closes at midnight on the Thursday before each race.
Registration is free if you hold a current Cycling BC membership licence or a licence from another cycling association. RGT Cycling is free to use with a basic account although a paid premium version is available with additional features.
For more information and to register for the BC Cup Virtual Series, go to www.cyclingbc.net/virtualbccup
Just Announced! BC Cup Virtual Race Series Participant Benefits
We are excited to announce that participants of the BC Cup Virtual Race Series will be entitled to several benefits with partners of Echelon Racing Promotions including,
- 10% off all Hyperice recovery products
- 20% off all Vafels products
- 20% off all Swiftwicks products
- 40% off GQ-6 Hydration products
Registered participants will be sent promo codes to redeem these offers.
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