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Overview

The CVR World Cup League is a global virtual tournament that directly feeds into the CVR World Cup Live races and offers prizes to all abilities.

The League consists of a regular seasons and postseasons and is run globally across up to 8 zones. Each zone has 4 race brackets (A, B, C and D). A racer’s given bracket is defined by their performance in the preceding season; for the inaugural CVR World Cup League season, the Winter Season – 2018, brackets will be defined by your CVR World Cup Ranking from the preceding month.

Quick Start Guide

  1. Register at league.cvrworldcup.com/sign-up and select your race Zone, remember to make a second and third choice in case your selected zone does not have a race due to insufficient registrants.
  2. Your past racing history will define which Race Bracket you compete in (A, B, C or D). Prior to the start of the season you will receive an email stating the bracket in which you will be racing.  If you have been racing you can also see your current division, and thus bracket, at any time at CVR World Cup Rankings (cycledata.cvrworldcup.com).
  3. During the Season, you race in your Zone every Tuesday. Points are scored from 1000 for the winner of each bracket and descend in increments of 2. There are 8 races in a Regular Season and only your best 6 (3 from each half season) count towards your overall points.
  4. Winners of Bracket A from each Zone will be invited to the current season’s CVR World Cup. Second and third places will compete head-to-head in the postseason play-offs for the a birth to next season’s CVR World Cup.
  5. Winners of Brackets B, C and D in all Zones will receive prizes.

Registration

In order to participate in the League and be eligible to win any prizes, all participants must register at league.cvrworldcup.com/sign-up. During this process the participant will be prompted to select their 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice Zones (you only have to select 1 Zone but having more options increases your chances of being included in the League). Races are planned to run every 3 hours on Tuesdays UTC (see tables below for day and time in your time zone). Please note that Zones are not about where you live but at what time is convenient for you to participate.  Please select whatever Zone works best for you for the season (you must race in the same zone for the season).

You may register at anytime, but if you register more than a week after the start of the season you will be at a disadvantage with regards to earning points. Zones that get sufficient registrants for a gender will have a race for that gender. If the applicable race in your selected Zone does not take place, you will be registered for your 2nd or 3rd choice (if you provided).

We recommend you register before the ‘Zone set date’ as you will contribute to which zones are active, you can still register after this time but Zones will be fixed so you’ll have to choose from what’s available. Registration remains open throughout the season, however if you miss a race, then you’ll miss the opportunity to score points.

When registering for the inaugural Winter 2018 Season you are automatically registered for the Preseason, we will use this period to help us make sure everything is working smoothly and help you to get into the swing of the new league.

Season Zone Set Date Season Start
Preseason Open Dec 04, 2017
Winter 2018 Dec 24, 2017 11:59 PM UTC Jan 01, 2018
Spring 2018 Mar 23, 2018 11:59 PM UTC Mar 26, 2018
Summer 2018 Jun 15, 2018 11:59 PM UTC Jun 18, 2018
Fall 2018 Sep 07, 2018 11:59 PM UTC Sep 10, 2018

Zones

The CVR World Cup League runs concurrently in up to 8 Zones (A to H) with races taking place approximately every 3 hours over a 24hr period. Participants will race in a Zone they selected during registration and may not change during the course of a Season.

The following World Map and time table, detail all race times in all zones. YOU DON’T NEED TO REGISTER IN THE ZONE IN WHICH YOU RESIDE. PLEASE SELECT THE ZONE THAT HAS THE MOST CONVENIENT TIME FOR YOU TO RACE. DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS YOU WILL BE SHOWN ALL RACE TIMES IN YOUR TIMEZONE FROM WHICH YOU MAY SELECT.

Preseason

The 2018 preseason will start on the 4th of December and last for 4 weeks finishing on 31st of December. Participants will compete in one of 4 brackets (A, B, C or D); an individual’s bracket will be defined by the division of their previous month’s race performance according to CVR Rankings (cycledata.cvrworldcup.com). The below table shows what divisions should race in which bracket.

Racing Bracket Divisions
A Elite
B 1
C 2, 3
D 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Races will take place on Tuesdays, with up to 8 different races occurring approximately every 3 hours (some may be on a different day depending on your local time zone). Points will be awarded in descending order starting at 1000 and reducing in increments of 2. A participant’s total points at the end of the preseason will be the sum of their three highest scoring races during that period.

Participants registering before and during the pre-season will be signing up for the Winter 2018 season which starts on Monday, January 1st.

The preseason will be used for riders to get used to the format, try out time zones and register for the Winter 2018 Season.

Promotion and Relegation

In order to place participants in the correct brackets for the following Season, it is necessary to both promote and relegate the top and bottom 5% or 2  positions, whichever is greater.

Promotions will occur in Brackets B – D

Relegations will occur in Brackets A – C

Movement between racing Brackets will only occur at the end of a full season.

Regular Seasons

Regular seasons will be split into two halves: H1 and H2. The 2018 Seasons will run between the following dates:

Season Period Start End
Winter-18 H1 01-Jan 28-Jan
H2 29-Jan 25-Feb
Postseason 26-Feb 25-Mar
Spring-18 H1 26-Mar 22-Apr
H2 23-Apr 20-May
Postseason 21-May 17-Jun
Summer-18 H1 18-Jun 15-Jul
H2 16-Jul 12-Aug
Postseason 13-Aug 09-Sep
Fall-18 H1 10-Sep 07-Oct
H2 08-Oct 04-Nov
Postseason 05-Nov 09-Dec

In the same way as the ‘Preseason’, races will be on Tuesday / Wednesday with up to 8 Zone races occurring up to every 3 hours. Refer to ‘Zones’ section for full details.

Points will be awarded in descending order starting at 1000 and reducing in increments of 2. A participant’s total points at the end of the Preseason will be the sum of their 6 highest scoring races, 3 from each half Season.

In addition to points received for race position, contestants will receive 5 bonus points for each race they stream through cycleVIEW.

The winners of Bracket A from each zone will be offered a position at the next CVR World Cup Live. CVR World Cup will be giving out more than $100,000 in total prizes for the Winter 2018 season; only by accepting the invitation will the participant be formally recognised as the winner. If, for whatever reason, the points winner declines the invitation then the second highest points score will be invited, if they decline then the next inline is invited, and so on and so forth. The first racer to accept will be named the Zone winner and proceed to the Live event.

It is fully anticipated that people who are not competing for League points will enter and race in the scheduled events; this is acceptable and we do not discourage the use of teamwork at any point throughout the League.

Postseason

The 2 riders directly following the designated winner from each Zone during the Regular Season, will be invited to the Postseason play-offs.

‘Winter Postseason – 2018’ will run between Feb. 26th – Mar. 25th and be an elimination format;

Week 1 of the Postseason will see 2nd and 3rd place finishers from each Zone from the Regular Season , race against each other in a knock-out. The race will be open to all, including riders teammates. The winner of the knock-out will be the 1st of the 2 to cross the finish line. 8 races will occur with 16 riders; only 8 will progress to the next stage.

Week 2 will see 8 racers compete in 4 Zones for 4 places. The winner of Zone A will race against the winner of Zone B, Zone C against Zone D and so on and so forth. The time zone of each race will be decided by coin toss.

Week 3 will see the 4 remaining racers compete in 2 races for the final 2 positions. The time zone of races will be decided by lottery.

Week 4 is the final where the winners of week 3 will compete head to head for the overall Postseason win – this race will take place in time Zone E. The winner will then be invited to the next CVR World Cup Live race.

The winner of the Postseason will be invited to the next season’s CVR World Cup Live event. Only by accepting the invitation will the participant be formally recognised as the winner. If, for whatever reason, the invitation is declined then the second place participant will be invited. If they accept, they will be recognised as the Postseason winner and proceed to the Live event.

It is fully anticipated that people who are not competing for Postseason League position will enter and race in the scheduled events; this is acceptable and we do not discourage the use of teamwork at any point through the Postseason.

Prizes

Additional prizes will be awarded to the winners of each bracket from each Zone in the Regular Season.

The Season winners of Brackets B-D will each receive a PRIZE

Second Place will each receive a CVR WC Training Package in association with Peaks Coaching