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1st e-cycling competition kicks off

China’s first electronic cycling competition was launched in Shanghai yesterday to promote the online sport that popped up amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The national championship will run through Saturday during the 30th China Cycle 2021 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center.

Eight professional cycling teams, including Shanghai Bicycle Team, Giant Bicycle and Cycling Mania, will compete for the championship.

Many cyclists began competing online during the lockdown after the coronavirus outbreak. With a static machine and phone app, athletes can cycle around scenic spots or race with friends at home.

“The event aims to promote online cycling and combine eSports with a public fitness program,” according to the Putuo Culture and Tourism Bureau, one of the event organizers.

Shanghai has ambitions to become the world’s eSports capital, eventually rivaling Los Angeles, which has attracted famous clubs and developers such as Riot Games, Activision Blizzard and Infinity Ward.

Putuo has made eSports one of its key industries to serve the city’s ambition.

Several other eSports venues have been developed in Putuo, such as the IMBA eSports center at Global Harbor Mall, the biggest downtown shopping mall.


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