Have you ever wanted to see how long you can hang on with the pros?
Starting on 17th February, Zwift is hosting a monthly race called the ELITE Pro Series. What makes this series special is ELITE inviting professional cyclists to line up and race shoulder to shoulder with fellow Zwifters, giving riders the special chance to measure their ability against the best.
While the events feature standard categories (A/B/C/D and women-only E), all categories will start together, allowing even lower-category riders to ride with pros… at least for a bit!
For the professional riders and their teams, this is a chance to connect with their fanbase and race not only the global community, but fellow pros. The competition will be intense and fun and even though I don’t expect to be anywhere near the front, just being in a race with a host of pros is exciting enough.
Courses and Schedule
Courses will vary from month to month, ensuring that everyone will be able to race on a route best suited to their strengths. This includes having to race up a big mountain climb!
The first event kicks off on 17th February at 6:30pm GMT/1:30pm EST/10:30am PST and will be hosted on Watopia’s “The Magnificent 8” course (28.6km, 131m elevation). Subsequent months’ events will also be on Thursdays at the same time. Here is the complete list of series events (click to sign up):
The list of confirmed teams and pros for the first event are:
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/2615501