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Zwift National Championships to Return on Feb 24 2019

Zwift, the fitness platform born from gaming, plans to host the second annual Men’s and Women’s Zwift National Championships on Feb 24, 2019.

The course selected to host the 2019 Zwift National Championships is Watopia’s 18.4 mile (29.8km) Figure 8 Loop. Both Men’s and Women’s races will complete two laps of the rolling course with a race distance, including run-in, of 36.5 miles (58.8km) and 1535ft (468m) of climbing. Races will be staged across multiple time zones, with individual country championship titles available based on each champion’s race license.

“Last year’s race was really closely fought out, and expect it to be even harder this year, with even more athletes coming to Zwift.” says 2018 USA Zwift National Champion, Adam Zimmerman. “The Figure 8 Loop is often used for racing, so people will know exactly where the best points to attack are. It will be a race of attrition. Fortunately the recent racing in the KISS Super League series should see me come to defend the jersey with some good form.”

“With just weeks until the championships starting, now is the time to get training on Zwift,” says 2018 British Zwift National Champion, Cassie Baldi. “Of course, starting with good form is important, but perhaps more significant is understanding how racing on Zwift works. Experience really counts – you have to know the right places to attack and how to make the best use of PowerUps. It’s not just a case of putting out the most power.”

With just four weeks remaining until the championships take place, now is the perfect time to enroll in Zwift’s ‘Crit Crusher’ Training plan available in the Workout Plans.

A full list of nations where a Zwift National Champion will be crowned can be found below:

Great Britain – British Cycling eRacing Championship Qualifier USA
Netherlands presented by KNWU (Royal Dutch Cycling Union) Norway
Sweden presented by SCF (Swedish Cycling Federation) South Korea
Denmark presented by DCU (Danish Cycling Federation) Switzerland

As with all regular national championship events, entrants must enter the championship corresponding to their registered race license nationality, rather than country of residence.
All Zwifters are welcome to join the National Championships but in order to be declared the winner and Zwift National Champion entrants must abide by the following rules – https://zwift.com/p/zwift-national-championships-rules/

For more information on the Zwift National Championships, including where to watch the action, head to ​https://zwift.com/events/series/2019-zwift-national-championships/


About Zwift
Zwift is the fitness company born from gaming. We’re dedicated fitness enthusiasts that also happen to be experienced software and video game developers. Combining that passion and deep understanding of the fitness world, Zwift is the first company to use massive multiplayer gaming technology to bring the outdoor experience indoors. Athletes from around the globe can train and compete with each other in rich, 3D-generated worlds simply by connecting their existing devices & hardware (e.g. cycle trainers, power meters, treadmills heart rate monitors, etc) wirelessly via open industry standard ANT+ and BLE. From friendly competition, to racing & structured training programs, Zwift is building a community of like-minded athletes united in the pursuit of a better social fitness experience.

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