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Zwift Event: 7 Days of Tarmac SL74 min read

Zwift 7 Days of Tarmac SL7 runs from 10th Aug 2020 – 17th Aug 2020, here are the details:

ABOUT:

Picture a perfect bike. One that’s as light as the rules allow and aero as can be—all with next-level handling. That’s where Specialized comes in, with the one bike to rule them all. Their brand new Tarmac SL7 puts an end to compromise. It’s their masterpiece, a legendary bike that combines Julian Alaphilppe’s climbing, Anna van der Breggen’s racing prowess, and Peter Sagan’s aggressive power into a single rider with no weaknesses. The only choice you need to make is when to attack.

We’re bringing the fun to Zwift with our newest event series, 7 Days of Tarmac SL7!

Starting August 10, relive some of modern cycling’s greatest moments—as achieved on a Tarmac series bike—in this three-stage series. Ride like Anna van der Breggen across Innsbruck, the same place she won the 2018 World Championships. Drop the hammer and sprint like Peter Sagan in Richmond, where he locked down a 2015 World Champs win. And finally, climb and descend with panache and courage through tough mountain inclines like Julian Alaphillipe, superstar of the 2019 Tour de France. 

UNLOCK THE KIT

Everyone gets a shot at unlocking a stylish in-game Specialized jersey. All riders can finish strong in Group A or C events for a Specialized SL Pro kit, and women riders can also unlock the Specialized Women’s SL Pro kit by crushing a Group B ride.

PRIZES:

Go the distance and finish all three stages for an entry to win the brand new Specialized Tarmac SL7 Pro bike. 

Learn more about the new Tarmac SL7.

Official Rules here.

STAGES:

Stage 1:

In the 2018 Innsbruck World Championships, Anna Van der Breggen broke away from the pack to climb up Igls in the final 40km for a solo finish atop her S-Works Tarmac. It wasn’t easy. She endured the distance and had to climb, descend, and be quick on the pedals to keep the chase at bay. And it was all worth it. She rolled across the Innsbruck finish line with no one in sight. Specialized’s Tarmac allowed her to let her strength and ability shine through and dominate the race. 

We’re bringing a condensed version of the experience to you. Take on the challenge of breaking away from whatever group you’re in on the all-new Tarmac SL7.

Dates: August 10–11

Innsbruck Routes:

Stage 2:

As one of the greatest sprinters/puncheurs in history, Peter Sagan hardly needs an introduction. Few can match his strength, and his showmanship is in a league of its own. In the 2015 Richmond World Championships, he kept it cool, conserving energy over the 259km race. On the final lap, he used the Tarmac’s balance of stiffness and responsiveness to unleash his power, creating a gap and soloing to the finish. 

Channel your inner Sagan and do the unthinkable in Zwift’s Richmond UCI Worlds course. It took him three minutes and 56 seconds from his attack on 23rd street to the finish—think you can beat it?

Dates: August 12–13

Richmond Routes:

    • Longer & Women’s Ride (2 lap) – Richmond UCI Worlds 
      • Distance: 20.2 mi // 32.3 km 
      • Elevation Gain: 934 ft // 284 m 
    • Shorter Ride (2 lap) – Cobbled Climbs 
      • Distance: 11.6 mi // 18.6 km 
      • Elevation Gain: 826 ft // 251 m 

Stage 3:

Julian Alaphilippe stole the hearts of fans around the world as he lit up the 2019 Tour de France with his show of courage, determination, and pure skill. He shook up the race early on and showed hope for French fans of taking home the “Maillot Jaune” for the first time since 1985. 

The race turned into a nail-biter in the mountains as Alaphilippe stepped on the gas. In the saddle of an S-Works Tarmac, he chased, climbed, and descended in pursuit of the Yellow Jersey. Adverse weather, however, led to stage cancelation, and hopes of retaining the GC faded away.

Let’s change history and finish strong in the mountains of Zwift’s new France map. Go hard. Ride fast. Leave nothing on the table.  

Dates: August 14–15

New France Routes: 

    • Longer & Women’s Ride: La Reine 
      • Distance: 14.0 mi // 22.5 km
      • Elevation Gain: 3953 ft // 1205 m
    • Shorter Ride: Casse-Pattes
      • Distance: 14.2 mi // 22.9 km
      • Elevation Gain: 508 ft // 155 m

Make-up Day: Aug 16

Missed a stage? No worries. Catch any of the three stages on Sunday, August 16.

Event listing and signup here –>

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