Online training platform Zwift recently announced some exciting bike/ run / bike events for both pros and amateur athletes alike.
“Over the course of four weeks, world-class tri athletes will dig deep to ride and run in a variety of racing formats within a single two-hour broadcast, with the points accumulated along the way helping to crown the overall female and male champions,” Zwift announced in a press release on the upcoming Z Pro Tri series set to return Feb. 3.
Along with the pro events comes a number of events open to the public, Zwift will host a number of duathlons where age group athletes can compete against each other for bragging rights.
“Why should the pros have all the fun? Mix up your training with the new Zwift Duathlon League, a weekly bike-run race held on Wednesdays. The series kicks off February 17, and runs for six weeks.”
All information on the upcoming tri-centric February can be found here.
Time trial series
Zwift also announced a new partnership with Ryzon – the “Days of Dedication Series” is a four-week series of time trial races and social warm-up rides. These rides start on Feb. 4, and the warm-ups will be hosted by Ryzon ambassadors Jan Frodeno, Imogen Simmonds and Nick Kastelein.
“Stage 1 begins with a 20km flat time trial held on the Sand Sequoias route,” according to Zwift. “Stage 2 is also 20km but will require a different pacing technique, taking in 1,181m of elevation gain on the La Reine in France. Stage 3 and 4 will ask competitors to double down starting with a 40km time trial over two laps of Tempus Fugit on Watopia. The final stage will be the toughest of the series, covering 43.3km and 1,117m of elevation gain on the WBR Climbing Series Course.”
Athletes can find out more about the series here.