Our favorite videos this week include Zwifters giving World Champs advice to a World Tour pro, attempting to earn the 100 kph badge, and comparing two hill climbs with five years of training in between. Also, watch for tips on climbing Alpe du Zwift faster and racing the lower categories.
ZWIFT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP talks with ED LAVERACK
Belgian pro cyclist Victor Campenaerts (NTT pro cycling) is racing the UCI Esports World Championships this week and wanted some advice. So he went to top Zwifter (and former Continental pro himself) Ed Laverack for advice. The two chat with Victor’s buddy Jeff about beginner’s tips, the differences between the way pros and non-pro Zwifters race, and their race predictions.
Tips for everyone to CLIMB Alpe Du Zwift FASTER // Detailed Insight
Speaking of Ed Laverack, here he is on his own YouTube channel earlier this year, analyzing his fastest climb up Alpe du Zwift. He then gives some advice that anyone can use – even if the mountain climb takes you twice as long!
Attempting the 100km per hour CHALLENGE in ZWIFT | On my rest day
It’s the bane of descent-loving cyclists everywhere – in order to go down a mountain, you have to climb up it first. Mark Lewis realizes this is true on Zwift, too, as he prepares to hit 100 kilometers per hour on the Watopia radio tower climb. (Of course, if you have a friend waiting at the top for you, you can just join them!)
What 5 Years of Training Looks like on Zwift Original KOM
Zac Herrod has spent 5 years riding Zwift. He went back to compare an all-out effort on Watopia’s KOM climb in 2015 with a Zwift Academy Segment Ride on the same hill in 2020.
Tips for how to race the lower Categories on Zwift
Here’s some race tips and analysis focusing on lower categories and beginners. Isaac Young walks us through an event that combines categories at the start, showing how to race from lower down the field.
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