Video: Tour de Zwift Stage 4: Bologna Pro-Am Race

Video: Tour de Zwift Stage 4: Bologna Pro-Am Race

Bologna’s tough climb launched a dramatic breakaway in Stage 4 of the Tour de Zwift Pro-Am. Men from 22 teams took to the start, including pro teams Canyon DHB, Hagens Berman Axeon, Ribble Weldtite, and Virtus. Two laps of the course included two ascents of its steep hill, finishing at the top. Racers earned points for their teams according to their positions at the top of the first climb and the finish line.

Scottie Weiss of team Cryo-Gen attacked the first hill at a brutal pace. He had been disqualified in Stage 2 because, as stated by Zwift, his “performance could not be verified with outdoor or test data.” He was allowed to race again using different equipment, and he rode like a fire had been lit under him. Only Virtus’ Christopher McGlinchey joined him out front. Could they stay ahead? Would their teams beat the previous winners, Canyon ZCC?

Hosts OJ Borg and Hannah Walker set the stage for the race, and Hannah joins Nathan Guerra to provide commentary. Before it starts, you’ll also see the inspiring story of Zwift racer and community leader Rachael Elliott.

Click here for the full results.

TdZ Live // Stage 4: Bologna

Team Podium

  1. Vitus (59 points)
  2. Canyon ZCC (57 points)
  3. BZR (44 points)

About the Race Series

Alongside the Tour de Zwift in 2020, Zwift is hosting a series of invitational Pro-Am races that feature both professional and amateur cyclists. These points-based races are live-streamed so you can follow the action. See the schedule here >

About The Author

Karissa Minn

Karissa is a freelance writer and cycling enthusiast. She also volunteers and serves as an advisor for a community bike center called The Pedal Factory. She and her husband, an avid cyclist, live in North Carolina with their two birds, who have not yet learned how to ride a bike.

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1 year ago

Just saw that Scottie Weiss was disqualified from win in this race also, and in turn banned from all remaining stages or future races Yikes.

1 year ago

Gawd, Zwift needs to hire someone who has worked live cycling event broadcast production. You have zero limitations in camera locations and angles, and yet here we are, looking at the pack while the action is elsewhere, not seeing riders cross the line – the Richmond arrival was an incredible lost opportunity for beautiful shots, and here we were sitting up in the air watching tiny sprinting riders being hidden by the finish banner during the sprint. The Bologna arrival was a similar lost opportunity.

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