Zwift has launched a new course based on the 2018 UCI World Championship course in Innsbruck, Austria.
The course includes 5 route options:
Here’s Shane Miller introducing each of the routes quite nicely:
This is a short and simple course at this time, lacking the 84.7km lead-in from Kufstein to Innsbruck which pro riders will be covering outdoors come September. But Zwift’s course covers the ground where all the real action will happen, since it includes the leg-killing 400m climb which the men’s elite racers will hit 7 times.
The new course contains a few nice artistic elements we haven’t seen yet on Zwift worlds: the scenic alps and nearby moving traffic really lend a sense of realism and space. It also includes many of the features we’ve grown to love: KOM and sprint leaderboards, water features, cheering crowds and more.
When Can We Ride It?
Verified Strava Segments
The following accurate Strava segments have been created for the new Innsbruck course. We recommend starring them in Strava so they will consistently show up in your results:
- 2018 UCI Worlds Course Short Lap (Zwift Insider verified)
- Achterbahn (Zwift Insider verified)
- Innsbruckring (Zwift Insider verified)
- Lutscher (Zwift Insider verified)
- Lutscher CCW (Zwift Insider verified)
- Lutscher Hilly Lap (Zwift Insider verified)
- Lutscher CCW Hilly Lap (Zwift Insider verified)
- Innsbruck KOM Forward (Zwift Insider verified)
- Innsbruck KOM Reverse (Zwift Insider verified)
Strava now requires segments to be over a certain length, and thus will not let us create the Innsbruck sprint segments because it says they’re too short. Help us out by chiming in here if you want to see Strava fix this!