The Elite Pro Series has been without a doubt a big success this year, providing the rare opportunity on Zwift to test your skills by racing against the pros. And there have been some big names headlining the monthly events! I have been fortunate enough to interview many of them, including Australian GC contender Jack Haig and Italian superstar Marta Cavalli.
The events are extremely competitive and some of the fastest I have been involved with, making for a fun experience.
December’s edition continues the trend of having some of the world’s best riders attend the event with French superstar Arnaud Démare headlining this edition. He races for Team Groupama–FDJ and won the prestigious Milan–San Remo race in 2016, one of cycling’s fabled “Monuments”. In addition to this, he won the French National Road Race Championships three times (2014, 2017, and 2020).
What makes this event particularly special is Elite have sent a team to Team Groupama–FDJ’s training camp in Calpe, Spain where after a long day in the saddle, Arnaud will throw his leg over the saddle once again to race the Zwift community which Elite will capture.
This month’s race is on Thursday 15th December at 7:30pm CET/6:30pm GMT/1:30pm EST/10:30am PST and is hosted in New York on the Everything Bagel route which covers all NYC roads, including some in both directions. That means the ride is 34.4km in length and includes 525m of climbing over two testing climbs sure to split up the pack, making for an exciting event.
To test yourself against Arnaud sign up here.
- Date: Thursday 15th December at 6.30pm GMT / 7.30pm CET
- Route: “Everything Bagel”, New York
- Distance 34.4km
- Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/2615523