Watts Up in Watopia: UCI World Champs

Tour de Zwift wrapped up last week. Did you do the Long Ride for Stage 8?

If so, you rode on the 2022 UCI Cycling Esports World Championship Course. How did you fare on the course leaderboard?

If not, you have multiple opportunities to ride the course between now and during the World Champs races on February 26th.

You can jump in one of the Recon Rides with UCI partners Shimano, NNT, and Wahoo.

You can also listen to a PowerUp Podcast while riding the course. Episode 1 features Nico Roche who transitioned from Pro Tour road racing to esports. Episode 2 features Matt Rowe, Greg Henderson, and Kristin Armstrong, who break down the course and the championship event.

Lastly, you can join one of the Watch Party Rides on February 26th. Ride the course while watching the race on the Zwift YouTube channel.

Enjoy those three trips up the NYC KOM!

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: Innsbruck & Richmond
Tuesday: Makuri Islands & New York
Wednesday: Makuri Islands & New York
Thursday: Makuri Islands & New York
Friday: Innsbruck & Richmond
Saturday: London & Yorkshire
Sunday: London & Yorkshire

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 Race Practice.

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 Give Me A Break.

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 Peaks and Valleys.

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 12 Ways of Intervals.

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 Threshold Intervals.