2019 Zwift National Championships
Scheduled

2019 ZWIFT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - #ZWIFTNATIONALS

The biggest one-day race returns on Feb 24, 2019. We’re calling all Zwifters from the Northern Hemisphere to battle. The victor wins the 2019 Zwift National Championship jersey for a year, and the bragging rights that come along with it. You’ll likely need to find some extra pockets for all those Ride Ons coming your way!

The Zwift National Championships are open to Zwifters from the specified countries, 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 teamwork? Who will make the best race decisions or be the strongest on the day? 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.

Rep your country. Win the jersey.


COURSE INFO

There will be 14 races taking place on Feb 24. Both men and women ride the same course – the Watopia Figure 8. The route utilizes every stretch of road on the main island of Watopia hitting the original Hilly KOM climb in both directions.

  • Course: Figure 8
  • World: Watopia
  • Distance per Lap: 29.8km (18.4mi)
  • Elevation per Lap: 234m (770ft)
  • Total Distance: 58.8km (36.5mi)
  • Total Elevation: 468m (1535ft)

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.

  • Livestream will be available on - Zwift Live FB page
    • UK National Championships, live from 10:20AM GMT / 2:20AM PST.
    • USA National Championship, live from 3:50PM GMT / 7:50AM PST.
    • Full National Championship coverage watch live here from 8:30AM GMT / 12:30AM PST.
    • Follow the pages and never miss a race!

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
  • A PUBLIC STRAVA PROFILE
  • A ZWIFT POWER CONNECTION
  • THE CORRECT EQUIPMENT

+ READ RULES HERE +


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 once eligible racers have been verified.
  • We hope to announce the final results and all the winner's names by March 3.

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

  • UK - British Cycling eRacing Championship Qualifier
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Netherlands recognized by KNWU (Royal Dutch Cycling Union)
  • Norway 
  • Belgium
  • Sweden recognized by SCF (Swedish Cycling Federation)
  • South Korea
  • Denmark recognized by DCU (Danish Cycling Federation)
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Poland

Southern Hemisphere Zwift National Championships will come later in the year.


British Cycling eRacing Championship Qualifier

This race will be the qualifier to the IRL British Cycling eRacing Championship race. The top 10 Male and Female British Cycling Membership holders who abide by the rules will be invited to race for the official British Cycling eRacing Championship. More information about the live IRL final, including date, time and venue will be available soon. (Note: the winner of this race on Feb 24 will not be crowned the Zwift National champion.)


PAST RACES:

Catch up with 6 of last years Zwift National Champions here

2018:

  • February 24: Northern Hemisphere Zwift National Championships: Winners here.
  • August 26: Southern Hemisphere Zwift National Championships: Winners here.

Good luck Zwifters!  #ZwiftNationals

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