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2019 Zwift Tour of London

Winter indoor training is in high gear, events are a great way to keep it fresh. If you’re looking for something fun to do in the pain cave, you’re in luck as Zwift just announced it’s third annual Tour of London. This 5-stage event covers all that Zwift’s London map has to offer.

Groups

  • A Group (Long Distance) = The A Group rides the full-distance, it’s open to men and women.
  • B Group (Short Distance) = The B Group rides the shorter-distance event, men and women can join.
  • C Group (Women Only) = Women only.
  • E Group (Elite Racers) = The E Group is a purely race group targeting riders who can maintain 3.7-5.0 w/kg. Separate races for men and women.

Stage Details

Stage 1: Greater London Flat, Dec 9-10

We start the Tour on Greater London Flat, a popular flat route through the streets of downtown London and along the Thames.

  • A Group (Long Distance): 3 laps
    Total distance with lead-in: 40.2km (25.1 miles)
    Total elevation gain with lead-in: 176m (577 €²)
  • B Group (Short Distance): 1 lap
    Total distance with lead-in: 16.8km (10.4 miles)
    Total elevation gain with lead-in: 82m (269 €²)
  • C Group (Women Only): 2 laps
    Total distance with lead-in: 28.4km ( 17.6 miles)
    Total elevation gain with lead-in: 127m (416 €²)
  • E Group (Elite Racers): 2 laps
    Total distance with lead-in: 16.8km (10.4 miles)
    Total elevation gain with lead-in: 127m (416 €²)

See event schedule/sign up >

Stage 2: London 8, Dec 11-12

This stage’s London 8 route covers the entire original London course by combining the “London Loop” and “Classique”. There’s one climb in this stage, the legendary Box Hill. It’s the same climb used in the 2012 Olympic Road Race!

  • A Group (Long Distance): 2 laps
    Total distance with lead-in: 40.6km (15.2 miles)
    Total elevation gain with lead-in: 476m (1561 €²)
  • B Group (Short Distance), C Group (Women Only), E Group (Elite Racers): 1 lap
    Total distance with lead-in: 20.3km (12.6 miles)
    Total elevation gain with lead-in: 238m (780 €²)

See event schedule/sign up >

Stage 3: London Triple Loops, Dec 14-15

The action moves to the Surrey Hills for Stage 3. The London Triple Loops route begins flat, but includes both the Leith Hill and Box Hill climbs. All groups ride one lap for this stage so there’s no B group.

  • All Groups: 1 lap
  • Total distance with lead-in: 40.8km (25.4 miles)
    Total elevation gain with lead-in: 544m (1785 €²)

See event schedule/sign up >

Stage 4: Greatest London Flat, Dec 16-17

After two climbing stages, your legs get a break with the Greatest London Flat course.

  • A Group (Long Distance): 2 laps
    Total distance with lead-in: 47.2km (29.2 miles)
    Total elevation gain with lead-in: 476m (1561 €²)
  • B Group (Short Distance), C Group (Women Only), E Group (Elite Racers): 1 lap
    Total distance with lead-in: 23.6km (14.6 miles)
    Total elevation gain with lead-in: 294m (968 €²)

See event schedule/sign up >

Stage 5: Keith Hill After Party, Dec 18-19

We end the Tour with a mostly flat stage that ends atop the Keith Hill climb, meaning more than half the overall elevation gain is completed in the final 4.1km! All groups ride one lap for this stage so there’s no B group.

  • All Groups: 1 lap
  • Total distance with lead-in: 36.2km (22.5 miles)
    Total elevation gain with lead-in: 407m (1335 €²)

See event schedule/sign up >

If You Miss a Stage

Each stage is scheduled across two days, if you still miss one or more stages, don’t sweat it as makeups stages will be scheduled December 21-22.

Zwift Tour of London Kit

If you ride and complete all five stages you will unlock the Tour of London kit.

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