Announcing the Mini Mountain Massif TT – In Association with Rowe & King

To celebrate the success and partnership that I have had in training with Rowe & King over the last several months, I have teamed up with Rowe & King and created an event where you can target a 5-minute power PR. It’s called the “Mini Mountain Massif TT” and will launch on Tuesday, 25th January, with several timeslots.

For those who have been following my training articles, you will remember it was during a team time trial that I first saw an improvement in my 5-minute power range, which was further enhanced during a time trial on the Bologna Course. Therefore, it seems fitting to host a new weekly event on this course! 

The format will follow my tried and tested model from other Mountain Massif TT events, which includes a mass start with no drafting, so riders will get to battle it out to see who is fastest, with a winner from each category. This event configuration is different from the standard Zwift TT events held on this course.

Event Description and Signup

What do you get if you cross a mountain race and a time trial? An absolutely intense, but highly unique event that will test the ability of any rider.

This event is designed so you can go “full throttle” on a climb for a shortened period of time and push yourself beyond your perceived limits.

With a mass start, you will be shoulder to shoulder with fellow racers from the beginning, tempting you to keep pace with the stronger riders.

To time trial on this course will be hard and to achieve the best results may require you to employ tactics. Do you save energy on the flat section before going hard on the climb? Do you opt for a TT bike to the base of the climb before changing to a lightweight climbing setup? Do you opt for a lightweight setup from the start, or do you go for a full TT setup? Only you can decide and the decision you make will impact your results.

Read “Bike Frame and Wheelset Recommendations for Zwift’s Bologna Time Trial Route” to dig into this topic >

If you are not interested in racing for the victory, treat this event as a test of your 5-minute power. Generate a consistently high power for 5 minutes and boost your ratings in ZwiftPower.

This race is unique and offers something for all.

Rules: Heart rate monitor required. See ZwiftPower for official results. Winners will be declared in each category.

A little bit extra

This event is going to be competitive! Coach Matt Rowe, 2005 Junior scratch race European Champion has already confirmed that he will be competing, along with Head Coach Courtney Rowe who has an impressive set of career results: 29x Welsh Champion, 5x British Champion, 4x European Champion, and 5x World Championship medals.

You will have to join the event to see if Matt’s wife, Dani Rowe, 3x a world champion and Olympic Gold Medalist in the women’s team pursuit, is going to take part along with brother and professional cyclist Luke, who races for INEOS Grenadiers. 

Tim Perkin
Tim Perkin
Tim is an eight-year cancer survivor who has finally regained and surpassed pre-cancer fitness levels through the intense use of Zwift. For news about good events on Zwift follow him on Instagram and Twitter @GoZwiftTim.
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