As most of you know, both of the Pro GRT’s hosted by NW Cup are UCI sanctioned events. So what does that mean?
The main difference between these and standard NW Cups is that anyone racing the Elite (Pro) category, must have an International license. This can be issued by the UCI or USA Cycling but it must be an International license. I said that twice, because it’s important. For those of you who have raced the Pro GRTs over the past few years, you know what I’m talking about.
This is an especially significant opportunity this year as there are two ginormous UCI races happening on North American soil this year; the World Championships in Mt. Sainte Anne, and a World Cup at Snowshoe, WV. The Pro GRT being a UCI event gives you the opportunity to earn points toward qualifying for these events.
If you already have an Int’l license, keep cleaning your bike. If you don’t, your best bet would be to contact USA Cycling and upgrade your license with them. If you don’t get to it, it “should” be possible at the event.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation and we’re looking forward to kicking off the 2019 NW Cup.