Pro Cycling Manager 2017 was released in June 2017. It is developed by Cyanide Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive. It is the official 2017 release of the Pro Cycling Manager Series. The game runs on Microsoft Windows (PC) and Playstation Portable and both can be played in single-player or multiplayer.
The player acts as the manager of a professional cycling team. The player will have to lead a team of cyclists and compete for victory in numerous races with over 500 stages. These races are situated all around the world. The player has the ability to control and manage their riders’ contract negotiations, personal objectives, recruitment and scouting, race calendar, schedules, sponsor management, and prior training routines. The objective of the player is to ensure their athletes are at their best form to compete, and of coming up with a good strategy and winning each race. The players also have the ability to make decisions and control their riders while the race is happening. For instance, counter-attacks can be done while racing. This allows for defensive and offensive strategies towards their opponents while racing. The player can also organize the team in various formations while on the race as a strategy against other teams. Pro Cycling Manager 2017 has an available database of numerous riders each having their own characteristics and strengths. It is the player’s objective to construct a team that will work best with their strategy. The developers also have insights into the players’ races and analyze and discuss the best riders, strategies and races every week.
In the Pro Cyclist Mode, the player assumes the role of an actual cyclist and must win races and complete objectives set out by the team manager.
Where do the races take place?
Over 200 races are available for the players to choose from including the world-class Tour de France, La Vuelta, and The Paris–Roubaix also dubbed Hell of the North. These locations come with realistic and true-to-life graphics of the environment and attractions showcased during the races.
There are also several modes the players can choose from such as the Pro Cyclist Mode. In this single-player mode, the player starts as a young cyclist trying to climb the cyclist athlete ladder every season and every race. The player receives objectives from the manager – fulfilling these objectives allows the player to advance within the team and reach leader status. This allows the player to sign up for more prestigious teams. The ultimate goal of this mode is to be the world’s best rider.
Pro Cycling Manager 2017 is also available in multiplayer and can be played online. In multiplayer, the player acts as a manager and can compete with other team managers around the world. This mode can be played in friendly/casual matches or in ranked matches. Forming clans among team managers is also a possibility of up to 16 players. This allows the community to create private competitions of their own and play, interact, and chat among themselves. The goal is to win as many races and rank first in leagues and in clans.