Career - The races
A professional cycling season comprises different types of event:
- "Classic" races: single road races that take place once a year
- Championships: national or world championships that are road races or time trial races
- Stage races: a series of road races and/or time trials during a given period. These races earn more points in the rankings, but place heavy demands on the participating teams. The most famous stage race is none other than the Tour de France!
Compete in a race
You can register for more races via the Team>Schedule menu.
Races are split into 4 periods during the year. A team belonging to the Cya World Tour division will have more races offered to it than teams from lower divisions.
NB: Make sure you register for races that correspond to the objectives of your sponsors, designated by stars, as well as for races that meet the objectives of your leaders.
Before you do register, check out the profile of the race by passing your cursor over the (i). Several factors must be taken into account :
- dates: some races take place at the same time, so make sure that you have enough riders on form so that you can take part in concurrent races.
- the number of stages: check out the profile of each stage in a race; they can vary greatly, especially on Grand Tours.
- the type of race: flat, hilly or mountain, individual or team time-trial, containing cobblestone sections,... There are many types of race, and they may not all correspond to the specialisation of your team or your riders.
- clash with other races: do not overload your race calendar by choosing races that overlap. In general, each race requires the availability of 6 to 9 riders.
Here are the different states of a registration:Compulsory
Wild Card requested
Note: Underneath the table there is a deadline for changing race registrations for the period.
You control the career (and game) rhythm. You decide whether to pass through the days in the calendar more or less quickly, according to how you want to monitor your team and other matters.
As you move forward day by day (via the calendar bar) it is wise to keep an eye on your inbox as well as on your finances. It is also important, from time to time, to check your team's development via the detailed sheet in the Season section, in order to ensure that your team is on top form for important events.