Zwift has just announced the Tour De Zwift, and it’s their most ambitious tour to date. With 9 stages across all 5 worlds spanning the entire month of January, this series of events is designed as a “celebration of Zwift and the worlds within.”

Here is Matt Stephens giving us a proper intro to this epic event:

Course details, rules, and registration are at https://zwift.com/tdz

Is This a Race?

Zwift’s official line for these tours is something like this: “It’s a personal challenge against the clock. Some participants will ride the event like a race, but there is no podium at the end. It’s all about getting on the bike, pushing yourself, and completing all the stages.”

With that said… many people treat each stage like a race. And the finishing order will be listed on ZwiftPower, so…

Tour De Zwift Kit

Zwifters who finish all 9 stages will unlock the official Tour De Zwift kit. As with past tours, completing the event is the only way to unlock the kit.

Can’t make one or more stage dates? Keep in mind there will be two makeup days scheduled after the final stage–see “Makeup Dates” below. 

Groups

Each stage has two or three groups:

  • A Group: longest distance. Men and women can join this group.
  • B Group: shorter distance than the A. Men and women can join this group.
  • C Group: for women only. Distance is usually the same or slightly longer than the B group

Stage Details

To make sure everyone can fit each stage into their schedule, each stage lasts two days and has events repeating every two hours. On the first day they start every two hours on odd numbered hours, the next day they start on even numbered hours. This way over two days each stage will have taken place every hour.

Invisible Row
Stage 1 - Watopia Jungle Circuit - January 3-4

  • Route: Watopia Jungle Circuit
  • A Group
    Lap Distance: 7.9km / 4.9 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 79 m / 259 ft
    Laps: 4
    Lead-in distance: 12.7 km / 7.9 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 52.2 km / 27 mi
  • B Group
    Lap Distance: 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 79 m / 259 ft
    Laps: 2
    Lead-in distance: 12.7 km / 7.9 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 28.5 km / 17.7 mi
  • C Group (Women Only)
    Lap Distance: 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 79 m / 259 ft
    Laps: 3
    Lead-in distance: 12.7 km / 7.9 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 44.3 km / 22.6 mi

See Stage 1 Events >

Stage 2 - NYC Everything Bagel - January 5-6

  • Route: New York Everything Bagel
  • A Group
    Lap Distance: 34.4 km / 21.4 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 544 m / 1785 ft
    Laps: 1
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 34.4 km / 21.4 mi
  • C Group (Women Only)
    Lap Distance: 34.4 km / 21.4 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 544 m / 1785 ft
    Laps: 1
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 34.4 km / 21.4 mi

See Stage 2 Events >

Stage 3 - London Keith Hill After Party - January 8-9

  • Route: London Keith Hill After Party
  • A Group
    Lap Distance: 36.4 km / 22.6 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 433 m / 1420 ft
    Laps: 1
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 36.4 km / 22.6 mi
  • C Group (Women Only)
    Lap Distance: 36.4 km / 22.6 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 433 m / 1420 ft
    Laps: 1
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 36.4 km / 22.6 mi

See Stage 3 Events >

Stage 4 - Watopia Volcano Climb After Party - January 11-12

  • Route: Watopia Volcano Climb After Party
  • A Group
    Lap Distance: 40.2 km / 25 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 286 m / 937 ft
    Laps: 1
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 40.2 km / 25 mi
  • C Group (Women Only)
    Lap Distance: 40.2 km / 25 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 286 m / 937 ft
    Laps: 1
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 40.2 km / 25 mi

See Stage 4 Events >

Stage 5 - Richmond UCI World Champs - January 15-16

  • Route: Richmond UCI World Champs
  • A Group
    Lap Distance: 16.1 km / 10 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 157 m / 514 ft
    Laps: 3
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 48.3 km / 30 mi
  • B Group
    Lap Distance: 16.1 km / 10 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 157 m / 514 ft
    Laps: 2
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 32.2 km / 20 mi
  • C Group (Women Only)
    Lap Distance: 16.1 km / 10 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 157 m / 514 ft
    Laps: 2
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 32.2 km / 20 mi

See Stage 5 Events >

Stage 6 - Watopia Road to Sky - January 19-20

  • Route: Watopia Road to Sky
  • A Group
    Lap Distance: 19.9 km / 12.4 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 1144 m / 3752 ft
    Laps: 1
    Lead-in distance: 7.7 km / 4.8 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 27.6 km / 17.2 mi
  • C Group (Women Only)
    Lap Distance: 19.9 km / 12.4 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 1144 m / 3752 ft
    Laps: 1
    Lead-in distance: 7.7 km / 4.8 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 27.6 km / 17.2 mi

See Stage 6 Events >

Stage 7 - Innsbruck UCI Worlds Short Lap - January 22-23

  • Route: Innsbruck UCI Worlds Short Lap
  • A Group
    Lap Distance: 23.6 km / 14.7 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 494 m / 1622 ft
    Laps: 2
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 47.2 km / 29.4 mi
  • B Group
    Lap Distance: 23.6 km / 14.7 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 494 m / 1622 ft
    Laps: 1
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 23.6 km / 14.7 mi
  • C Group (Women Only)
    Lap Distance: 23.6 km / 14.7 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 494 m / 1622 ft
    Laps: 1
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 23.6 km / 14.7 mi

See Stage 7 Events >

Stage 8 - London Loop with Box Hill Finish - January 26-27

  • Route: London Loop with Box Hill Finish
  • A Group (see Strava segment)
    Lap Distance: 39.6 km / 24.6 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 440 m / 1444 ft
    Laps: 2.5
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 39.6 km / 24.6 mi
  • B Group (see Strava segment)
    Lap Distance: 24.7 km / 15.3 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 440 m / 1444 ft
    Laps: 1.5
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 24.7 km / 15.3 mi
  • C Group (Women Only) (see Strava segment)
    Lap Distance: 24.7 km / 15.3 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 440 m / 1444 ft
    Laps: 1.5
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 24.7 km / 15.3 mi

See Stage 8 Events >

Stage 9 - NYC Park Perimeter - January 29-30

  • Route: New York Park Perimeter Loop
  • A Group
    Lap Distance: 9.6 km / 6.0 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 126 m / 413 ft
    Laps: 4
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 38.4 km / 24 mi
  • B Group
    Lap Distance: 9.6 km / 6.0 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 126 m / 413 ft
    Laps: 2
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 19.2 km / 12 mi
  • C Group (Women Only)
    Lap Distance: 9.6 km / 6.0 mi
    Elevation gain per lap: 126 m / 413 ft
    Laps: 3
    Lead-in distance: 0 km / 0 mi
    Total distance with lead-in: 28.8 km / 18 mi

See Stage 9 Events >

Makeup Dates

If you miss one or more stages, makeups events for all stages will be held on February 2 and 3. Click below for a schedule of makeup events:

February 2 Makeup Events >

February 3 Makeup Events >