A nice mix of favorite events this weekend: ride for a cause, race into World Championships qualifying, suffer with WEDU, or spin with the Movistar team.
World Diabetes Day with Team Type 1
Team Type 1 on Zwift is commemorating World Diabetes Day this Sunday by organizing a set of events including a 24-hour relay and vEveresting Challenge.
Other teams on Zwift have chosen to honor World Diabetes Day and Team Type 1 by riding in Team Type 1’s kit for their scheduled events on Sunday – see the “Other Teams Supporting WDD” tab on the planning spreadsheet for a list of these rides.
All day Sunday, November 14. See planning sheet for details >
Continental Open Qualifiers to UCI 2022 Cycling Esports World Championships
As reported last month, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has confirmed that Zwift will host the 2022 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships on February 26, 2022. While most of the riders in that race will be selected by their national governing bodies, Zwift is also holding 5 Continental Qualifiers (Oceania, Asia, Europe, Africa, Pan America). And the top 5 men and 5 women finishers in each of these events will get to take to the start line in the 2022 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships!
But not just anyone can race in the Continental Qualifiers. You must first qualify for the qualifier – and that’s what this weekend’s events are for! This weekend and next, pre-qualified riders can take part in these qualifying races in order to attempt to qualify for the World Championships.
Got that? You’ve got to be pre-qualified so you can race in the qualifier that gets you into the qualifier. Sort of. Or take a shortcut by being an A racer in the Zwift Racing League.
Multiple dates and times this weekend. See ZwiftHacks for list of upcoming events >
WEDU Suffer Sunday
If you fancy a climbing challenge, there is nothing better than undertaking the Four Horsemen route. I rode the route last week with the 3R Endurance Academy and it is tough but also very rewarding and fun.
The WEDŪ leaders and participants aim to finish all 4 climbs in under 2.5 hours, and plan to ride as a group to take advantage of the double draft to the base of the final climb. The leader beacon will be at 2.5 w/kg on flats and 3.5 w/kg for the first 3 climbs.
If you haven’t got your Four Horsemen badge then a group ride is certainly a fun way to achieve it.
Sunday, November 14 @ 3pm CET/2pm GMT/9am EST/6am PST
Event details and signup at zwift.com/events/view/2415571
Movistar Team x MARCA Sport Weekend – Social Ride
Amazing! I just found out about a major sporting event that is just down the road from me… via Zwift!
On Sunday in Sevilla, Spain, MARCA (a Spanish sports store) is hosting events that feature global sports figures. The Movistar Team and its esports branch, the Movistar eTeam, will be hosting a Zwift Social Ride as part of this even
As this is a Sporting festival in Sevilla, I have reached out to find out if they are having a few bikes in Seville connected up, like how the Pros warm-up / down after their events on their turbos, or if this is just taking place virtually. If they are there, I will stop by for sure.
The ride is 45 minutes long, on Watopia’s Tempus Fugit route.
Sunday, November 14 @ 10am CET/9am GMT/4am EST
Event details and signup at zwift.com/events/view/2412220
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!