What’s the phrase, “Go big or go home”? Well, I’m already at home with Zwift, so that meant I had to go big. And BIG I have gone. I have expanded my popular Mountain Massif TT series and am launching a new event!
My popular Monday Mountain Massif TT is already running early in the week, so I have teamed up with global powerhouse Muc-Off for a Friday event and they are going to sponsor this during September and October. (Read more about Muc-Off and their products as they apply to Zwifters here.)
I’ve kept the popular format of Monday’s Mountain Massif TT but am hosting this new event on the majestic Alpe Du Zwift. Being a fan of interesting routes, I have a slight variation on the Road to Sky route – in this event, you don’t have to worry about reaching the summit as this epic Mountain TT will finish at turn 8, a total of 12km from the pens, with 622 meters of climbing.
Apart from the obvious climbing challenge, there is the added complexity of a possible bike change. Do you start on a mountain bike and zip through the jungle before switching to a climbing rig, or do you go full climbing setup from the start, avoiding the bike change?
For my original Monday Mountain Massif TT, one dedicated Zwifter called Titanium Ben produced this excellent video to analyse setups. I’m curious to see if this could be replicated on this new route.
Finish On Turn 8
The point of finishing on turn 8 is to enable you to go absolutely full gas on the lower slopes, encouraging you to push yourself harder for a shorter amount of time.
The inaugural event will take place on Friday 17th September.
I’ll delve into my list of contacts to see who I can rustle up to join the suffer fest, but already our Zwift friends from Castelli Cycling have confirmed they are going to attend and Muc-Off are going to see if the Canyon ESports team they proudly sponsor is up for the challenge.
There may be some giveaways too…
I’m excited to give this a go, it’s going to be hard – but that is the fun after all!
Event Details and Signup
Questions or Comments?