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Zwift National Championship 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:


VALID NATIONAL CYCLING FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP

Just like in real life, to be a National Champion, you must be a member of your country's National Cycling Federation.

We also require a 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. This license can be from another federation as long as it has the UCI prefix of your home country. (British Cycling and Dutch Cycling only require federation membership)

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. (British Cycling and Dutch Cycling only require federation membership)

By having membership to your National Cycling Federation, you are bound by the terms and conditions and the regulations of the Federation including, but without limitation, the Code of Conduct, Anti Doping Policy and any other relevant policy.


PUBLIC STRAVA PROFILE

Strava data for the Zwift National Championship races must be open (not private or hidden).

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A ZWIFT POWER CONNECTION

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All riders are subject to Zwift Power's standard for automatic disqualification based on Critical Power. These riders may be reinstated subsequent to verification. Please see ZwiftPower.com for more information on Critical Power limits of varying durations for male and female riders.


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 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 FEDERATION 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. (British Cycling and Dutch Cycling only require federation membership)

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.


GREAT BRITAIN RACE RULES

All UK Zwifters are welcome to join the British Cycling eRacing Championships Qualifier but in order to qualify for the British Cycling eRacing Championships final participants must abide by the following rules:

- All participants must be a member of British Cycling and as such are bound by the terms and conditions and the regulations of British Cycling including, but without limitation, the Code of Conduct, Anti Doping Policy and any other relevant policy.

- The top 10 men and top 10 women will be requested to show their valid British Cycling membership to qualify for the British Cycling eRacing Championships Final.

- In order to be eligible, the gender of a participant’s Zwift profile must match the gender indicated on their British Cycling membership.

- All participants must register in advance of the race with Zwift Power and have it connected to their Zwift account via opting in.

- All participants must have Strava data open (not private or hidden).

- All participants are subject to ZwiftPower's standard based on Critical Power. Any participant exceeding the applicable limits will be automatically disqualified. Please see www.ZwiftPower.com for more information on Critical Power limits of varying durations for male and female riders. Participants using zPower will not be eligible to ride.

- Participants are required to wear an approved functioning heart rate monitor which must provide reliable heart rate data for the duration of the race.

- Power Ups are allowed at all times

- No TT Bikes

*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 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.


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