Valkenswaard, The Netherlands – February 17, 2023 – Is this going to be the most competitive Global Champions League season yet?
After one of the most intense off-season periods ever, the all-star 2023 GCL lineup can be revealed with top riders switching teams and exciting new names joining the fight for the coveted Championship.
Over the past few months team owners, trainers and managers have been busy strengthening squads and renewing contracts in a clear sign of how competitive the new season will be. With more than €36 million in the overall season prize purse for GCL & LGCT, all 16 teams will be battling for glory with their sights fixed on victory at the high-stakes GCL Finals.
Team spirit, team tactics and the strongest combinations are what’s needed to win. Only the top teams will survive the ultimate showdown in the GCL Super Cup at the season-closing GC Prague Playoffs where a stunning €10 million will be up for grabs in just one weekend this November.
It is a truly international field in the 2023 lineup with riders from different countries uniting as teammates to face down their rivals to dominate the ranking.
Headline moves for 2023, the 8th season of the thrilling GCL team series includes:
—> Shanghai Swans pick up German maestro Daniel Deusser to boost their firepower
—> Olympic Gold Medalist Laura Kraut transfers to Madrid In Motion
—> Mark Rein’s Rome Gladiators powered by ClipMyHorse.TV secure Michael Duffy
—> Popular Dutch Champion Frank Schuttert joins the roster of Georgina Bloomberg’s New York Empire powered by Lugano Diamonds
—> Hungry for success the St Tropez Pirates have a huge shake-up, signing 4 new riders Angelica Augustsson Zanotelli, Katrin Eckermann, Simon Delestre and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli.
—> Jur Vrieling switches to Jennifer Gates’ team, Paris Panthers for the competitive 2023 season
—> Brand new team for 2023 the Riyadh Blue squad powered by Al Hilal
Fascinatingly, the two highest-ranked teams of the intense 2022 season, the Berlin Eagles now named Riesenbeck International powered by Kingsland and Stockholm Hearts powered by H&M keep their squads exactly the same, feeling confident in their winning teams.
Source: Press Release from GCT – Global Champions Tour
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