Watts Up in Watopia: Tour de Zwift

Today marks the beginning of the 2022 edition of Tour de Zwift. The series of events runs from January 10 through February 13. Here’s the breakdown of the stages. Each riding stage has four options: (A) The Longer Ride, (B) The Standard Ride, (C) The Shorter Ride, and (D) The Women’s Only Standard Ride. Each running stage has two options: (A) The Longer Run, and (B) The Shorter Run.

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Stage 1: Flat is Fast
Dates: January 10-13
Ride Route: A-R.G.V. | B & D-Watopia Waistband | C-Two Village Loop
Ride Distance: A-30.4 mi | B & D-17.3 mi | C-8.0 mi
Ride Elevation: A-702 ft | B & D-312 ft | C-289 ft

Run Route: A-11.1 Ocean Blvd | B-5k Loop
Run Distance: A-7.2 mi | B-3.3 mi

Stage 2: Mountain Madness
Dates: January 14-16
Route: A-Fire & Ice | B & D-Innsbruck UCI Course | C-London Loop
Distance: A-17.5 mi | B & D-14.7 mi | C-9.5 mi
Elevation: A-3,819 ft | B & D-1,597 ft | C-721.6 ft

Run Route: A-Achterbahn | B-Sea to Tree
Run Distance: A-5.5 mi | B-2 mi

Stage 3: Round and Round
Dates: January 17-20
Route: A-Farmland Loop | B & D-The 6 Train | C-Neokyo Crit Course
Distance: A-24.1 mi | B & D-16.1 mi | C-7.2 mi
Elevation: A-935 ft | B & D-800 ft | C-203 ft

Run Route: A-Duchy Estate | B-Shuman Trail
Run Distance: A-4.9 mi | B-3.3 mi

Stage 4: Let’s Get Dirty
Dates: Jan 21-23
Route: A-Serpentine 8 | B & D-Chain Chomper | C-Jungle Circuit
Distance: A-16. 7 mi | B & D-10 mi | C-8.5 mi
Elevation: A-676 ft | B & D-604 ft | C-269 ft

Run Route: A-Spirit Forest | B-Valley to Mountain
Run Distance: A-8.1 mi | B-3.1 mi

Stage 5: Urban Delight
Dates: January 24-27
Route: A-Richmond UCI Course | B & D-Greater London Flat | C-Champs-Élysées
Distance: A-20.5 mi | B & D-18.1 mi | C-10.2 mi
Elevation: A-931 ft | B & D-295 ft | C-256 ft

Run Route: A-Champs-Élysées | B-Classique
Run Distance: A-6.1 mi | B- 3.5 mi

Stage 6: Go Long
Dates: January 28-30
Route: A-London Pretzel | B & D-Out and Back Again | C-Douce France
Distance: A-34.9 mi | B & D-26.3 mi | C-15 mi
Elevation: A-931.5 ft | B & D-993.8 ft | C-354 ft

Run Route: A-R.G.V. | B-Innsbrucking
Run Distance: A-8.5 mi | B-4.4 mi

Stage 7: Escalator
Dates: January 31 – February 3
Route: A-Royal Pump Room 8 | B & D-Castle to Castle | C-Hilly Route Reverse
Distance: A-17.2 mi | B & D-14.3 mi | C-5.8 mi
Elevation: A-1,608 ft | B & D-1,001 ft | C-305 ft

Run Route: A-Railways and Rooftops | B-Rooftop Rendezvous
Run Distance: A-5.5 mi | B-4.1 mi

Stage 8: Big City Champs
Dates: February 4-6
Route: A-2022 UCI World Champ | B, C & D-Knickerbocker
Distance: A-34.1 mi | B & D-14.2 mi | C- 6.1 mi
Elevation: A-3,097 ft | B & D-1,194 ft | C- 699 ft

Run Route: A-Hudson Roll | B-Park to Peak
Run Distance: A-5.7 mi | B- 2.9 mi

Guest World Schedule

Here’s this week’s guest worlds, so you can plan to earn some of the route badges you are missing:

Monday: Makuri Islands & New York
Tuesday: London & Yorkshire
Wednesday: London & Yorkshire
Thursday: London & Yorkshire
Friday: Yorkshire & Innsbruck

Slowtwich Indoors Event Preview (All Times Eastern)

Go to Zwift Events to sign up for these rides and runs.

Monday 100/100 Group Run, 7:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Join us for a group run on the virtual track of May Field that will kick start your week. Join others who are working on the Slowtwitch challenge of 100 runs of 3 miles or 30 minutes in 100 days. Don’t forget that each of the five ride workouts and five run workouts have a short and long option. Rather than canceling a workout when you are crunched for time, you can complete the short version and still reap the benefits of the program.

Tuesday Ride of the Valkryies Workout (Women Only), 6:00 AM
This event is by and for women. It’s an almost no-drop, rubber-banded Structured Training workout, featuring a warm-up, set of intervals, and a cool-down. This week’s workout is Peaks and Valleys.

Tuesday Structured Training, 7:00 PM
Our Tuesday ride features triathlon-focused cycling workouts written by coaches and pro athletes affiliated with Slowtwitch. The workouts last 60 minutes and will help add variety and interest to your weekly training schedule. This week’s workout is Big Gear Switches.

Wednesday Group Run, 7:00 AM & 7:00 PM
A more scenic group run on the Quatch Quest course. This is another opportunity to join others who are working on the Slowtwitch challenge of 100 runs of 3 miles or 30 minutes in 100 days.

Thursday Rise & Grind, 5:35 AM
This workout is an early morning bracer for the East Coast crowd. This week’s workout is FTP Breakout.

Thursday SWIFT Ride, 6:55 PM
The newest ride to the Slowtwitch Indoors family, Slowtwitch SWIFT (Strong Women, It's Fun Together!) is here to bring another women's only ride to a slightly friendlier time slot. This ride will focus slightly more on strength-based work so bring those climbing legs. But even if you're feeling more like Mark Cavendish in the mountains of the Tour de France, so long as you keep the pedals moving, you'll stay with our group. This week’s workout is Chutes and Ladders.

Friday Festina Lente, 9:00 AM
This structured training workout is designed to get you geared up for the weekend. Roughly translated as “make haste, slowly,” Festina Lente features a workout that will get your engine running but still leave some in the tank for the big rides and races you have planned for the weekend. This ride is led by members of the Kanberra Cycling Team as lead beacon. This week’s workout is Tempo + Bursts.