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Tour for All: Prepare to Race

by Zwift
on April 27, 2020

Join the Tour For All and come together with the Zwift Community to support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in their response to COVID-19.

Together, we can make the Tour for All our most impactful multi-stage event yet. We’re kicking off the Tour with a $125,000 donation to MSF’s COVID-19 Crisis Fund to support the organization’s global emergency response to the pandemic and its consequences.

We’ll match that donation at the end of the Tour if 250,000 Zwifters finish at least one stage. Let’s go—there’s power in numbers!

Jump into the action or sit back and enjoy watching some of the fastest cyclists in the world push their limits. These races are short, action-packed, and exciting.

Zwift takes racing to a new level. With unique environments and cool ways to enhance your performance, races are as fun as they are fast. Open to everybody, they’re friendly competitions with a global community.

This post helps get you set for the starting line. If you’re new to Zwift and need to gear up, watch this How To video.

Whether you want to compete or watch the competition, it’s a win-win: exciting racing mixed with a great cause, to ensure that everyone snags a victory for all.

 

HOW TO FIND A RACE

You’ll find info on each stage under the “Tour For All Schedule” on the Tour For All homepage. Details include a description of the stage and the available dates. You can sign up for specific races here.

 

WHAT TO DO ON RACE DAY

  • Keep Everything Close: Before the race begins, make sure your water bottles are full, nutrition is within reach, and a dry towel is handy. Don’t forget to switch your fan on!
  • Warm Up: Spinning out your legs pre-race is all but mandatory. All races go hard out of the gate, so there won’t be a warmup once the event starts. We notify you in-game when your event is about to start, so don’t worry about losing track of time while warming up.
  • Prepare for a Fast Start: Be ready to take off hard from the get-go. You will probably have to push it above your category level for a bit as the pack settles in.

 

KEEP IT FUN

When you race on Zwift, you’re allowed—even encouraged—to pivot away from conventional racing methods and turn the whole thing on its head. Change your tactics. Shake it up. Form an impromptu breakaway and step on the gas during climbs. All in the name of fun.

 

THE DRAFT EFFECT

To better mimic the real world, take full advantage of drafting. Simply put, if you are on someone’s wheel, you can put out less power and still stay with them. This allows you to “rest” while someone else does the work. It’s a good tactic to use, but don’t expect someone to let you sit on their wheel for an entire ride. Catch your breath and take a pull.

 

INTERACTING WITH OTHERS

Learn how to chat with friends and rivals and motivate them with a Ride On:

 

USING POWERUPS

Zwift PowerUps are like superpowers! They give you a temporary edge in the game. Pop a PowerUp and surge ahead of the pack.

 

Ride On.

 

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