Videos, Virtual Cycling

The Zwift Classics Race Series is Back4 min read

Zwift just announced the return of the Zwift Classics. Six unique races that each take place in a different Zwift world. You can watch the Pro-Am races or sign up to race any or all of the six courses.

How to Watch the Zwift Classics

The Pro/Am Invitational Zwift Classic races will not only pit the best teams against each other for the sake of glory but also set fresh challenges in each race. Points races, team-based racing, and hill-top finishes all await.

We’ll also wrap things up with the first-ever Pro/Am Invitational race on the newest Zwift world, Crit City. With these races, Zwift racing soars to the next level.

Pro/Am Invitational races start on April 5 at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. EDT and happen every four days at the same time. Be sure to  watch them live, scroll down for more information on each of the races and formats.

How to Race the Zwift Classics

Oh, what’s that? You want to get in on the fun? No problem. You’ll have the opportunity to take on these races, too!

Each race will be open to ride for four days after the Pro/Am Invitational with regularly scheduled community races. All five race-specific PowerUps will be enabled in each one, use them wisely, and it might just be the ticket to crossing the finish line first.

Starting on April 6, you can join in and race them too.  Find a time that works for you.

The Races

 

YORKSHIRE GRAND PRIX

The women’s teams take on the Yorkshire Grand Prix Pro-Am Invitational, a team-based points race format that takes place on the Royal Pump Room course. This covers the full 2019 UCI Road World Champs course in both directions and will crown the winning team with the most points on the day.

Tune in to watch Yorkshire Grand Prix Pro/Am Invitational race at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. EDT on  Sunday, April 5.

Race it yourself between April 6–9.  Find a time that works for you.

LONDON INTERNATIONAL

The men go head-to-head in the London International with the first rider over the line being crowned the winner. The kicker is that this year’s edition of the race takes on Box Hill twice, finishing at the summit on the second ascent.

Tune in to watch the London International Pro/Am Invitational race at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. EDT on  Thursday, April 9.

Race it yourself between April 10–13.  Find a time that works for you.

TROFEO BOLOGNA

The women’s teams face Trofeo Bologna after the men took it on in 2019. This Zwift Classics format remains unchanged and still contains the toughest climbing of any of the races, taking on the Bologna TT course twice. The Queen of the Mountain will be crowned on the first ascent of the climb and the race winner on lap two.

Tune in to watch the Trofeo Bologna Pro/Am Invitational race at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m EDT on  Monday, April 13.

Race it yourself between April 14–17.  Find a time that works for you.

RICHMOND CHALLENGE

The men step up for the Richmond Challenge and a fresh race format. Points are the name of the game here, with the team that scores the most crowned the winner. Taking on two laps of the UCI Course, there are two sprints and two KOMs per lap, making a total of eight intermediate scoring opportunities and even more points available for crossing the finish line first. All in all, it’s a recipe for action (and perhaps a handlebar-mounted calculator).

Tune in to watch the Richmond Challenge Pro/Am Invitational race at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m EDT on  Friday, April 17.

Race it yourself between April 18–21.  Find a time that works for you.

WATOPIA CUP  

The women take to the jungle for two laps of the circuit and an individual points race. Bike choice will prove crucial on the dirt roads that make up the majority of this route, but make no mistake: rider tactics also need to be up to par. Points will be scored for one intermediate crossing of the start/finish line and then again at the finish, where the most points are available.

Tune in to watch the Watopia Cup Pro/Am Invitational race at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m EDT on  Tuesday, April 21.

Race it yourself between April 22–25.  Find a time that works for you.

CRIT CITY SLAM

This is the men’s final chance at glory in these invitational races. Welcome, for the first time, to the winding course of Crit City. If you thought Richmond was fast-paced, think again. Crit City Slam takes it to another level. It’s an individual points race, one never-before-seen on Zwift. Ten laps. Ten intermediate sprints. Then even more points at the finish line. Sorry racers, this one is gonna hurt. Spectators, don’t miss out.

Tune in to watch the Crit City Slam Pro/Am Invitational race at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m EDT on  Saturday, April 25.

Race it yourself between April 26–29.  Find a time that works for you.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Gear & Grit to your inbox Weekly.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This