May 24, 2024

Press Release: Spot on the Toyota CRYO RDT eCycling team up for grabs


So, you think you’ve got what it takes when it comes to just you and your bike? Now’s your chance to put your fitness and cycling intuition to the test. Why don’t you enter The Toyota Gaming Engine Tour de Virtuale eCycling Tournament and you could find yourself in a race to secure your spot on the Toyota CRYO RDT ecycling team.

A unique event providing the opportunity for talented riders to get noticed, The Toyota Gaming Engine Tour de Virtuale eCycling Tournament begins with a two-week training programme including two community rides on Zwift. It will then shift into progressively higher gears over three phases, kicking off on April 14 with individual time trials and culminating with the in-person finals on May 14 at a Cycle Lab store in Gauteng.


According to Vice President of Marketing at Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM), Glenn Crompton, competitive cycling has traditionally been limited to elite athletes who have honed their abilities over years in the seat, developing their on-the-road tactical skills and building their way into the best teams in the world. However, he says, ecycling is now levelling the playing field by allowing cycling enthusiasts and talented individuals to test their mettle on a virtual platform.

“We are thrilled that, through esports, Toyota is making cycling accessible to a wider audience. We would like everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to compete on a professional level in an ecycling team,” says Crompton.