Tour for All Professional Race Series Announced

Tour for All Professional Race Series Announced

Zwift’s massive Tour for All fundraiser series kits off on Monday with an unprecedented series of pro races. Just announced, the “Tour for All Professional Race Series” will feature top world tour men’s and women’s teams battling it out in 5 stages over 5 days, May 4-8.

So Many Firsts

The Tour for All Professional Race Series is bringing a lot of firsts to Zwift’s platform:

  • First time we’ve seen so many top pro teams competing together on Zwift (see list below)
  • First time we’ve had a pro race series on back to back days
  • First time the pro race stages have been this challenging (see stage details below)
  • First time Eurosport and GCN have been the exclusive broadcast partners

Where to Watch

GCN and Eurosport are the exclusive broadcast partners for this series. That means each stage will be screened live on all Eurosport platforms and streamed globally on the GCN app – with highlights across the GCN show and social media channels.

Men’s and women’s racing will be screened each day between 1400 and 1600 BST (1500 and 1700 CEST/900-1100 EDT).

Race Format

There are multiple competitions in this series – “races within the race.” Teams and the top 25 riders will gain points across the week alongside a daily individual race winner. There will also be intermediate points on each stage and bonus points for the Top 10 on the Queen Stage (Stage 5).

Stage Schedule

In contrast to recent Pro-Am race series, the Tour For All Professional Race Series features some very challenging routes, on back to back days! Stages range in distance from approximately 45km-75km and approximately 300m-1700m in elevation with race times estimated between 75-120 minutes.

  • Stage 1 (May 4): Innsbruck’s Innsbruckring, 6 laps
    Distance: 52.9km (33 miles), Elevation Gain: 433m (1422′)
  • Stage 2 (May 5): Richmond’s Cobbled Climbs, 5 laps
    Distance: 46.2km (28.5miles), Elevation Gain 629m (2065′)
  • Stage 3 (May 6): Watopia’s Medio Fondo, 1 Lap
    Distance: 72.6km 45.1 miles) , Elevation Gain: 981m (3220′)
  • Stage 4 (May 7): Watopia’s Sand and Sequoias, 2 Laps
    Distance: 42.8km (26.6miles), Elevation Gain: 294m (958′)
  • Stage 5 (May 8): Watopia’s Quatch Quest, 1 Lap
    Distance: 46.5km (28.9 miles), Elevation Gain: 1682m (5520′)

Pro Teams List

The following pro teams have been announced for this series:

  • Men: Alpecin-Fenix, Bahrain-McLaren, CCC Team, Groupama FDJ, Israel Start-Up Nation, NTT Pro Cycling Team, Rally Cycling, Team Cofidis, Mitchelton-SCOTT, EF Education First Pro Cycling
  • Women: Boels Dolmans, Canyon//SRAM Racing, CCC-Liv, Drops, FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope, Team Twenty20, Tibco, Rally Cycling, Valcar-Travel & Service

Questions or Comments?

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Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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hussein
hussein
11 months ago

great to see the broadcast list !

Milo
Milo
11 months ago

At what time will the races happen?

Frank
Frank
11 months ago

No youtube live :(((((

Andrew Linquist
Andrew Linquist
11 months ago

Does GCN only livestream or will the races be available to watch afterward?

Robbie Lawless
Robbie Lawless
11 months ago

This is pretty cool and could be the first pro series that is a must-watch. Really seems like the current circumstances are accelerating the maturity of Zwift Racing. Necessity, as is said, is the mother of invention.

Joost V
Joost V
11 months ago
Reply to  Robbie Lawless

It is indeed pretty cool. The two men’s races I’ve seen so far were interesting to watch. Still, you can see it still has some ways to go in terms of presentation (as compared to real-world broadcasts): The time differences between groups are not shown properly (only top 10 is shown), such that we cannot check what is happening behind the front group (an exciting part of real-world broadcasts); Further, the camera perspectives often make no sense (yesterday, they were showing Impey in Group 2 for a full minute of so, all the while the front group was on Libby… Read more »

Rocketman
Rocketman
11 months ago

Would be good for some non-pro events with the same stages on subsequent days. Hope someone from Zwift HQ sees this 😉

Khaled Mardam Bey
11 months ago

One thing I don’t understand is if the pro race will be invite only or open to all? I.E, if the race at 15h CET is the one where the PROs will take part, a long side everyone else?

Andrew Evans
Andrew Evans
11 months ago

Can you post what pro riders will be competing please?

naan
naan
11 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

You can see some of the riders on ZP: https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=703373 (women) and https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=704944 (men) for stage 1.

Mark
Mark
11 months ago
Reply to  Andrew Evans
You can see the full list of pro riders on the GCN app 🙂
David
David
11 months ago

I have a hard time believing there will be a working stream coming from the gcnapp.

naan
naan
11 months ago
Reply to  David

Women’s race has been underway for over 40 mins and all I’ve seen in the app so far is just the usual Global Fred Network rubbish. Guess the ZP live tab is the place to follow these events.

naan
naan
11 months ago
Reply to  naan

Well, they did get around to a live stream eventually (working! not like the Flanders epicfail), but kind of silly to start after the halfway point when the peloton has already been torn into pieces on lap 1.

naan
naan
11 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

You have to sign up to get the Race TV option to show up on the toolbar (or whatever) at the bottom of the screen. And then click on the Live button until there is a stream to find out which of the times in the different broadcast schedules is correct. The streams themselves were fine but, apart from missing the first lap with all the usual separation action in both events, the women’s race broadcast could have paid more attention to the dynamics of the lead vs the chase group and the organization of the chase. (It’s not like… Read more »

Tim
Tim
11 months ago

Why are the pro stages different to the amateur ones? doesn’t that defeat the point?

David
David
11 months ago

I was wrong, stream was great, cool broadcast. Looking forward to some harder routes.

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