2018 Zwift National Championships
Completed

RESULTS: Official 2018 Southern Hemisphere Zwift National Champions

Australia: Race Results

  • Men's National Champion: Nicholas White
  • Women's National Champion: Vicki Whitelaw

New Zealand: Race Results

  • Men's National Champion: Laurence Pithie
  • Women's National Champion: Penny Pawson

South Africa: Race Results

  • Men's National Champion: Jeffrey Kriel
  • Women's National Champion: Gabrielle Webber

2018 ZWIFT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - #ZwiftNationals

It’s the biggest one-day race of 2018! Zwifters from the Southern Hemisphere will battle for a year’s worth of bragging rights and the right to wear the National Championship jersey for 12 months.

The National Championships are open to Zwifters from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, for both women and men. The epic event will decide who’s the best racer in each country.

Will it come down to pure power, tactics or team work? Who will have the best time? One thing is certain, the pace will be lightning fast from the start as riders will look to shake things up before settling in. Try to stay on the gas, or find a group at your pace and race individuals for a National Ranking place.

 

COURSE INFO

There will be 6 races taking place on Aug 26. Both men and women ride the same course – the Volcano Climb route in Watopia. The majority of the route is flat, but the climb up the volcano will create big splits in the field.

How various riders may race the course in order to win:
  • Sprinters: Stay with the lead group to be in with a chance to sprint it out in downtown Watopia for the win.
  • Climbers: Attack the climb every lap to break up the field for a better chance of victory.
  • Time Trialists: Go long and make an early break and ride solo for the finish line.
  • All Rounders: Try every race tactic in your arsenal to outsmart your competition.
  • Domestiques: Ride for your teammate as you chase down attacks ensuring important gaps aren't formed.
  • Puncheurs: Whilst this may not be the best course for a Puncheur, your attacking style may prove valuable to catch other riders sleeping and cause gaps where not expected.

 

WHERE TO WATCH LIVE:

If racing with the best in your country doesn’t get your blood pumping, watching the racing live is a great alternative. Even better, if you have a teammate or friend racing, why not have a race viewing party and cheer them on?  We’d love to see your events, so remember to tag us in social and use #ZwiftNationals when posting.

 

CATEGORIES

There are only two categories, split by gender. This event is open to all riders of all abilities and ages. Pros, semi-pros, amateurs - everyone is welcome! With so much participation, you never know who you might bump into on race day.

  • Open Men (A Group)
  • Open Women (B Group)  

 

RACE RULES

All Zwifters are welcome to join the National Championships.

In order to be eligible to be crowned the  Zwift National Champion, you must abide by the following rules and have:

A Valid National Cycling Federation race license
  • Just like in real life, to be a National Champion, you must be associated with the National Cycling Federation.
  • We require this race license for the potential winner of the Zwift National Champs to prove that your country and gender align with the physical federation in which you represent.
  • A Race License is not needed to enter the race and you will still be displayed in the final results to see where you stack up. But if you win without a race license, you will not be crowned the National Champion.
  • By having membership to your National Cycling Federation, you are bound by the terms and conditions and the regulations of the Federation including the Code of Conduct, responsible riding policy, Member Protection Policy and Anti Doping Policy.

 

A Public Strava profile

 

A Zwift Power connection
  • Make sure you’ve signed up and connected to ZwiftPower.
  • Learn how to connect
  • All riders are subject to Zwift Power's standard for automatical disqualification based on Critical Power. These riders may be reinstated subsequent to verification by ZADA. Please see ZwiftPower.com for more information on Critical Power limits of varying durations for male and female riders.

 

The Correct Equipment
  • Riders are required to wear a functioning heart rate monitor which must provide reliable heart rate data for the majority of the race.
  • Must use either a power meter or smart trainer. zPower riders are not eligible.
  • If the power numbers provided by these devices during the race are above Zwift Powers critical power rule, you will be investigated by ZADA to prove they match real world performances.
  • No TT Bikes may be ridden during the race.
  • Power Ups are allowed at all times.

*zPower Disclaimer: While we're confident in its accuracy if your setup matches our standards, zPower is a calculated estimate for progress benchmarks, not absolute power values. Due to the number of variables - including manufacturer design inconsistencies in equipment - it's likely that the power numbers you see will differ from what we calculated zPower with, and your wattage will be capped at 1200w. zPower is not recognized as a reliable source for racing because of these variables. If you want exact, accurate numbers, consider a power meter or smart trainer instead.

NATIONAL CYCLING FEDERATIONS - NATIONAL LEVEL RACE REQUIREMENTS

Just like in real life, to be a National Champion, you must be associated with the National Cycling Federation of your home country or country of residence in which you are able to represent. Either way, you can only represent 1 country.
We require this race license for the potential winner of the Zwift National Champs to prove that their country and gender align with the physical federation in which they represent.

A Race License is not needed to enter the race and you will still be displayed in the final results to see where you stack up in your race. But if you win without a race license, you will not be crowned the National Champion.

RESULTS

  • Results displayed in-game and on ZwiftPower.com are preliminary unofficial results until racers are verified where necessary.
  • Final results will be decided by ZwiftPower and ZADA once eligible racers have been verified.
  • We hope to announce the final results and all the winner's names by Sep 2.

Official 2018 Southern Hemisphere Zwift National Champions

Australia: Race Results

  • Men's National Champion: Nicholas White
  • Women's National Champion: Vicki Whitelaw

New Zealand: Race Results

  • Men's National Champion: Laurence Pithie
  • Women's National Champion: Penny Pawson

South Africa: Race Results

  • Men's National Champion: TBD
  • Women's National Champion: TBD

PRIZE

The winner will receive the National Champion virtual kit to wear for one year. And the bragging rights that come along with it!

COUNTRIES

If your country wasn’t selected for the inaugural 2018 Zwift National Championships, fear not, we are adding more countries next year.

2018 August 26: Southern Hemisphere Zwift National Championships include:

Australia, South Africa, New Zealand

 


PAST RACES:

2018 February 24: Northern Hemisphere National Championships: This event has been completed. The next National Championships race for these countries, plus more, will be in 2019. Find winners here from that event.

USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Japan, Netherlands presented by KNWU, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, South Korea, Denmark, Switzerland, France, Poland


Good luck Zwifters!  #ZwiftNationals

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