All About Tour de Zwift 2020 (Ride)

Tour de Zwift will be the largest series of events ever held on Zwift. It’s a 7-stage series, and for each stage Zwifters get to choose between group rides, bike races, and runs. Do just one, or do all three!

Here’s everything we know about TdZ 2020. This page will be constantly updated as new info (stage routes, etc) is released.

Ride or Race

One big change from prior TdZs is Zwift offering riders the opportunity to race each stage. Many riders in the past unofficially raced the stages–but this year Zwift has official race events separate from group ride events.

Group ride events will use double draft mode to help riders stick together and move along at a brisk pace. Race events will use Zwift’s standard draft.

Learn more about TdZ’s open races >

You’ve Got Options

With stages spanning a few days apiece and each group ride category and race covering a different route, Zwifters have several route and effort-level options for each stage.

Can’t get enough TdZ? Ride multiple events in each stage. Perhaps you’d like to enjoy a brisk group ride on a longer route, and race a shorter route? Do it!

Categories

As mentioned above, each stage includes separate group ride and race events.

For group ride events, the category (A, B, C) selected determines your route. This gives riders more control over the length and difficulty of their ride.

  • A: long route
  • B: shorter/easier route
  • C: women only

Race events use the same route regardless of category selection. Racers, choose your category based on FTP w/kg, like most Zwift races:

Mixed (Men & Women) Race Categories
  • A: 4-5 w/kg
  • B: 3.2-3.9 w/kg
  • C: 2.5-3.1 w/kg
  • D: 1-2.4 w/kg
Women’s Race Categories
  • A: 3.7-5 w/kg
  • B: 3.2-3.69 w/kg
  • C: 2.5-3.19 w/kg
  • D: 1-2.49 w/kg

Stage Details

Stage 1 (London): Jan 12-15 (click for route details)

Group Ride (Category A) Leith Hill After Party, 1 Lap

Animated “Leith Hill After Party” Route Details (London) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

London’s “Leith Hill After Party” is an event-only route, meaning it is only available for group events. Very similar in profile to London’s “Keith Hill After Party” route, the Leith Hill version has an extra 5km of flat road before the finishing climb.

London’s “Leith Hill After Party” is an event-only route, meaning it is only available for group events. Very similar in profile to London’s “Keith Hill After Party” route, the Leith Hill version has an extra 5km of flat road before the finishing climb.

Route Basics

Length: 46.1 km (28.6 miles)
Elevation:
411 m (1,348‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: London

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
London Loop Forward 1 Lap
The Mall Sprint Forward

Route Description

This mostly flat route begins in the city with a lap of Greater London Flat in the reverse direction, which diverts onto a nearly-complete reverse lap of the Classique route. We do this again (Greater London into Classique), then hit Greater London Flat for a third time, but before we reach the Classique we hang a right to cross the Thames.

Once across the Thames we head through the Underground tunnel, then hit the final climb, Leith Hill.

The route ends at the KOM banner, so more than half the overall elevation gain is in the final 5km!

Group Ride (Category B) Greatest London Flat, 1 Lap

Animated “Greatest London Flat” Route Details (London) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

London’s “Greatest London Flat” was released with Zwift’s February 1, 2018 update and is the longest “flat” route on the London course.

London’s “Greatest London Flat” was released with Zwift’s February 1, 2018 update and is the longest “flat” route on the London course.

Route Basics

Length: 23.6 km (14.7 miles)
Elevation:
147 m (482‘)
Lead-In: 7.5 km (4.7 miles)
Map: London

Start & Finish

If you choose this route, the game will spawn you on Constitution Hill near Buckingham Palace, riding in what is typically the reverse direction (westward). Since riders are placed at various points near Buckingham Palace on Constitution Hill, we chose to start our Strava segment at the Classique banner which is approximately 1.5km from the spawn point.

Events begin at the start pens, giving you approximately a 7.5km lead in to the Classique banner where your lap officially begins.

Achievement Badge: 500 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
The Mall Sprint Reverse

Bike Selection

This route is quite flat, so aero rules the day. Get the most slippery frame and wheels you can afford!

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Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

A free ride of Greatest London Loop begins on the Classique route in the reverse direction, but only covers a portion of it before turning onto the Greater London roads. You are then taken over the bridge, through the subway and into the “Richmond Park” countryside which was part of the January 2018 London expansion.

The subway tunnels carry you back into London, over the bridge and through the start/finish banner on the red pavement of the Classique.

Ridealong Video

Group Ride (Category C) Greater London 8, 1 Lap

Animated “Greater London 8” Route Details (London) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

London’s “Greater London 8” route covers the mostly flat “greater London” expansion and Box/Fox Hills. It is very similar to the “Greater London Loop“, only adding ~4km of flat roads and covering the greater London portion in the opposite direction.

London’s “Greater London 8” route covers the mostly flat “greater London” expansion and Box/Fox Hills. It is very similar to the “Greater London Loop“, only adding ~4km of flat roads and covering the greater London portion in the opposite direction.

Route Basics

Length: 23.8 km (14.8 miles)
Elevation:
256 m (840‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: London

Achievement Badge: 480 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Greater London 8 Forward
Box Hill KOM

Strava Strava Segments

Greater London 8

BestBikeSplit Model
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Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

Race (All Categories) London Classique, 2 Laps

Animated “Classique” Route Details (London) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

The London course’s “Classique” route takes you on some of the most famous London streets including Strand, The Mall, Constitution Hill, and Birdcage Walk. You ride by Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

The London course’s “Classique” route takes you on some of the most famous London streets including Strand, The Mall, Constitution Hill, and Birdcage Walk. You ride by Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

Route Basics

Length: 5.4 km (3.4 miles)
Elevation:
19 m (62‘)
Lead-In: 5.7 km (3.5 miles)
Map: London

Achievement Badge: 110 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
The Mall Sprint Forward

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Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

It is a precise replica of the Prudential RideLondon Classique route, which is described as “beginning on The Mall in St James’s Park, going up Constitution Hill, turning at the top to come down and on to Birdcage Walk, then passing Big Ben and turning left on to Whitehall and right on to the Strand before turning again to come back up the Strand, through Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch and back on to The Mall.”

Ridealong Video

Stage 2 (Innsbruck): Jan 16-19 (click for route details)

Group Ride (Category A) Innsbruck KOM After Party, 1 Lap

“Innsbruck KOM After Party” is an event-only route on Zwift, meaning it is only available for use in events–it cannot be ridden on a freeride or individual workout.

Route Description

In terms of profile, this ride is essentially ~30km (18 miles) of flat followed by a solid climb up the Innsbruck KOM. This makes for exciting race possibilities as riders with more pure power work to drop climbers in the early flat portion, while climbers claw back time on the final KOM.

We begin with three laps of Innsbruckring. This portion is quite flat, except for the famed “Leg Snapper” climb which is short but steep enough to really hurt in a multi-lap race.

After those three laps, we head out into the countryside for a ride up the KOM. This is a solid climb at 7.4km (4.6 miles) long with 400m (1311′) of climbing. The route finishes at the KOM banner, but why not keep going and enjoy the 5.7km (3.6 miles) descent? You’ve earned it!

Route details:
Distance: 37.2km (23.1 miles)
Elevation Gain: 640m (2100′)
Strava Forward Segment

Group Ride (Category B) Innsbruckring, 2 Laps

Animated “Innsbruckring” Route Details (Innsbruck) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

Innsbrucking is the flat(ish), “in town” portion of the Innsbruck course. Beginning and ending at the start/finish banner, this route makes a great crit race course thanks to the “Leg Snapper”, a 450m long, 7% climb located around 5km from the start. This hill forces an attack every lap. Save your feather powerups!

Innsbrucking is the flat(ish), “in town” portion of the Innsbruck course. Beginning and ending at the start/finish banner, this route makes a great crit race course thanks to the “Leg Snapper”, a 450m long, 7% climb located around 5km from the start. This hill forces an attack every lap. Save your feather powerups!

Route Basics

Length: 8.8 km (5.5 miles)
Elevation:
72 m (236‘)
Lead-In: 0.2 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Innsbruck

Start & Finish

Spawn point and event start pens are just before the downtown Innsbruck lap banner, which is where this route ends.

Achievement Badge: 170 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Innsbruck Forward Sprint

Strava Strava Segments

Innsbruckring

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Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

Additionally, this route includes a sprint segment which begins just after descending from the Leg Snapper. Give it all you’ve got, and grab that green jersey!

Looking for race tips on Innsbruckring? Check out this No Breakaways episode featuring top-ranked racer Scott Gleason delivering his advice for winning on this popular circuit:

 

 

Group Ride (Category C) 2018 UCI Worlds Course Short Lap, 1 Lap

Innsbruck’s flagship route is actually just a portion of the 2018 UCI Worlds course which was raced in September 2018.

Route Profile

It begins in Innsbruck on a flat road which crosses the Sill River then heads beneath the Inntal Autobahn overpass before hitting the big climb. At 7.4km (4.6 miles) with an average grade of 5.4%, the Innsbruck climb is similar to Watopia’s Epic KOM in terms of difficulty.

Enjoy the descent, but don’t rest too much: you’ve still got a sprint coming! Head back into town and see if you can make the leaderboard for the sprint along the Inn River (the town’s namesake) before crossing the finish line.

UCI Race Details

At the UCI Worlds race, the men’s elite racers began in Kufstein and ride 84.7km to Innsbruck, where they covered this circuit 7 times. And if that wasn’t painful enough, the final circuit (not part of the Zwift’s Innsbruck course at this time) was a modified one which included an additional climb featuring 25% gradients! Spain’s Alejandro Valverde won the 2018 UCI Worlds Elite race from a final pack sprint of four riders. See the finish >

Route details:
Distance: 23.6km (14.7 miles)
Elevation Gain: 487m (1598′)
Strava Forward Segment Strava Segment (climb only)

Race (All Categories) Innsbruckring, 2 Laps

Animated “Innsbruckring” Route Details (Innsbruck) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

Innsbrucking is the flat(ish), “in town” portion of the Innsbruck course. Beginning and ending at the start/finish banner, this route makes a great crit race course thanks to the “Leg Snapper”, a 450m long, 7% climb located around 5km from the start. This hill forces an attack every lap. Save your feather powerups!

Innsbrucking is the flat(ish), “in town” portion of the Innsbruck course. Beginning and ending at the start/finish banner, this route makes a great crit race course thanks to the “Leg Snapper”, a 450m long, 7% climb located around 5km from the start. This hill forces an attack every lap. Save your feather powerups!

Route Basics

Length: 8.8 km (5.5 miles)
Elevation:
72 m (236‘)
Lead-In: 0.2 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Innsbruck

Start & Finish

Spawn point and event start pens are just before the downtown Innsbruck lap banner, which is where this route ends.

Achievement Badge: 170 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Innsbruck Forward Sprint

Strava Strava Segments

Innsbruckring

BestBikeSplit Model
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Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

Additionally, this route includes a sprint segment which begins just after descending from the Leg Snapper. Give it all you’ve got, and grab that green jersey!

Looking for race tips on Innsbruckring? Check out this No Breakaways episode featuring top-ranked racer Scott Gleason delivering his advice for winning on this popular circuit:

 

 

Stage 3 (Watopia): Jan 20-23 (click for route details)

Group Ride (Category A) Big Loop, 1 Lap

Animated “Big Loop” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

Watopia’s “Big Loop” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. It includes the Epic KOM, Mayan jungle roads, and a portion of the Volcano Flat route.

Watopia’s “Big Loop” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. It includes the Epic KOM, Mayan jungle roads, and a portion of the Volcano Flat route.

Route Basics

Length: 42.4 km (26.3 miles)
Elevation:
651 m (2,136‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Begins and ends at the downtown Watopia start/finish.

Restriction: Level 5+

Achievement Badge: 840 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Epic KOM Forward

Strava Strava Segments

Big Loop from Banner
Big Loop

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Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

We begin with a short, flat lead-in to the route’s biggest climb: the Epic KOM. At 9.4km long and 3.9% average grade, this climb will split any race apart.

Enjoy the descent after the KOM banner–it’s a great time to supertuck. Then hang a left toward the Jungle Circuit. Savvy racers might consider swapping bikes once they hit the dirt since a mountain bike is much faster than a road bike on the Jungle Circuit. But you’ll want to practice that swapping, because you’ll need to change back to the road bike after the loop through the Jungle, and those are precious seconds lost as you fumble to change bikes!

After climbing out of the Jungle you’ll descend towards Watopia, going through the fishing village then Italian Villas before heading around the volcano and into downtown Watopia for the finish.

 

Group Ride (Category B & C) Sand & Sequoias, 1 Lap

Animated “Sand and Sequoias” Route Details (Watopia) Map
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The simplest of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Sand and Sequoias” is aptly named since it includes the Fuego Flats desert plus the rolling road of Titans Grove sequoia forest.

The simplest of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Sand and Sequoias” is aptly named since it includes the Fuego Flats desert plus the rolling road of Titans Grove sequoia forest.

Route Basics

Length: 20.2 km (12.6 miles)
Elevation:
146 m (479‘)
Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Your actual spawn location will be before the start pens, but the actual route doesn’t begin until you’re up the road a bit, crossing the rock arch start/finish line. This is also the end of the route.

For our reverse segment, we start/end when you turn left toward Titans Grove.

Achievement Badge: 400 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Fuego Flats Forward Sprint
Titans Grove KOM

Bike Selection

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Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

This loop begins just before the Fuego Flats start pens, taking you out to the desert for a flat and fast first half of the route. Leaving the town of Saddle Springs around 6 miles into your ride, the road ramps up a bit then begins to descend through the sequoia grove. The landscape is changing!

Hanging a right on your descent through the trees puts you on the road through Titans Grove, and this section has a completely different feel from the desert. With tight twists and constantly changing gradients it can feel like a rollercoaster at high speeds – so take a moment to slow down and enjoy the scenery. (Unless you’re in a race – then you’d better hang on tight!)

The reverse version of this route is functional. Simply flip a u-turn to take it all in the opposite direction.

Ridealong Video

Race (All Categories) Hilly Route, 2 Laps

Animated “Hilly Route” Details (Watopia) Map
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As the very first route on the Zwift’s Watopia island, “Hilly Route” is still a favorite among racers. It includes timed KOM climbs and sprints in both the forward and reverse directions.

As the very first route on the Zwift’s Watopia island, “Hilly Route” is still a favorite among racers. It includes timed KOM climbs and sprints in both the forward and reverse directions.

Route Basics

Length: 9.1 km (5.7 miles)
Elevation:
100 m (328‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Begins and ends at Downtown Watopia start/finish banner. Lead-in to start is minimal.

Achievement Badge: 180 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Hilly KOM Forward
Sprint Forward

Bike Selection

Your most aero setup will give you the fastest overall time on this route, since the climbs are short and punchy. That said, if your race has drafting enabled and you struggle on short, punchy climbs, you might consider a lighter (but still aero) wheelset and/or frame. You’ll have to work a bit harder on the flats and descents to stay with the pack, but will gain some advantage on the climbs.

Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

Beginning in downtown Watopia, we quickly head up the forward KOM for a punchy effort. Can you grab the polka-dot leader’s jersey? It’s not easy!

Catch your breath as you descend from the KOM. You’ll pass Scotty’s Hillside Condo on the right, then turn a sharp right and hit the punchy little kicker where you can drop your opponents in a race! Then it’s down through the statues and past Hank’s Gas Station on your left, before crossing the 360 bridge and making your way over the rollers into the Italian Villas.

The sprint section begins just after the Villas – see if you can grab green! Then cross the JWB and hit the ramp into The Esses… these are the final minutes of your lap. You’ll pass through a short tunnel and descend back to downtown Watopia for a fast finish. In a race, this sprint is all about timing – and practice makes perfect.

Full Route Ride-Through Video

 

Ridealong Video

Stage 4 (Bologna): Jan 24-27 (click for route details)

Group Ride (Category A) Bologna Time Trial, 2 Laps

As a GPS-perfect replica of a grand tour stage, this route is a first for Zwift. The Bologna “Time Trial Lap” route is a replica of the Giro d’Italia prologue TT stage raced on May 11, 2019.

Route Profile

The first 3km of this route are actually slightly downhill–enjoy it while it lasts! The next 3km are a false flat. Then you hit the flat right-hand hairpin at 6km it’s a hard 2k climb to the finish.

The climb averages 9.6%, with a total elevation gain of 198m (649′).

Most Zwifters spend roughly half of their race on the flat portion of the course, and half on the climb. For pacing tips on this route read “How to Pace Your Best Bologna TT Race“.

Sightseeing

If you aren’t half-blind from an all-out effort you can enjoy some of the landmarks painstakingly recreated by Zwift’s artists. We begin at Piazza Maggiore, which is the main square in the heart of Bologna. Other sights here include the Basilica di San Petronio and Fountain of Neptune.

Next, we cover some cobbled streets lined with arcades, past Porta San Felice (the westernmost gate of medieval Bologna).

The climb begins at Arco del Meloncello with a sharp right hairpin. You’ll know you’re halfway up the climb when you hit another right hairpin and go under the stone arch. When you see the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca you’ll know you’re almost there. And when you see the giant Scottie inflatable, give it all you’ve got over the line!

About Multi-Lap Events

Single-lap events on this route are straightforward enough: it’s 8km (5 miles) long, beginning at the start line and ending at the top of the climb.

But what about multi-lap events? Many races held on Bologna TT are 2-lap events, but that’s a rather confusing way to describe them. The best way to understand this is to know that a “lap” on Bologna TT is just one time riding from the start to the hilltop finish. Descending back to the start line isn’t counted as a “lap” in any way.

Therefore, a 2-lap event on this route means you still begin at the standard start line, climb to the top, descend down to the start again, turn around, then climb to the top once more. Your event will end atop the second climb, for a total length of 24km (15 miles).

Event Only

Bologna TT is an event-only course, meaning you can only get on the course if you join an event being held there.

Want to free-ride the course? Join the event, then click to leave the event. You will remain on the course after leaving the event.

Route Details

Distance: 8km (5 miles)
Elevation Gain: 230m (757′)
Strava Segment Strava Segment (Reverse) Strava Segment (Out and Back) Strava Segment (Flat Only) Strava Segment (Climb Only)



Group Ride (Category B & C) Bologna Time Trial, 1 Lap

As a GPS-perfect replica of a grand tour stage, this route is a first for Zwift. The Bologna “Time Trial Lap” route is a replica of the Giro d’Italia prologue TT stage raced on May 11, 2019.

Route Profile

The first 3km of this route are actually slightly downhill–enjoy it while it lasts! The next 3km are a false flat. Then you hit the flat right-hand hairpin at 6km it’s a hard 2k climb to the finish.

The climb averages 9.6%, with a total elevation gain of 198m (649′).

Most Zwifters spend roughly half of their race on the flat portion of the course, and half on the climb. For pacing tips on this route read “How to Pace Your Best Bologna TT Race“.

Sightseeing

If you aren’t half-blind from an all-out effort you can enjoy some of the landmarks painstakingly recreated by Zwift’s artists. We begin at Piazza Maggiore, which is the main square in the heart of Bologna. Other sights here include the Basilica di San Petronio and Fountain of Neptune.

Next, we cover some cobbled streets lined with arcades, past Porta San Felice (the westernmost gate of medieval Bologna).

The climb begins at Arco del Meloncello with a sharp right hairpin. You’ll know you’re halfway up the climb when you hit another right hairpin and go under the stone arch. When you see the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca you’ll know you’re almost there. And when you see the giant Scottie inflatable, give it all you’ve got over the line!

About Multi-Lap Events

Single-lap events on this route are straightforward enough: it’s 8km (5 miles) long, beginning at the start line and ending at the top of the climb.

But what about multi-lap events? Many races held on Bologna TT are 2-lap events, but that’s a rather confusing way to describe them. The best way to understand this is to know that a “lap” on Bologna TT is just one time riding from the start to the hilltop finish. Descending back to the start line isn’t counted as a “lap” in any way.

Therefore, a 2-lap event on this route means you still begin at the standard start line, climb to the top, descend down to the start again, turn around, then climb to the top once more. Your event will end atop the second climb, for a total length of 24km (15 miles).

Event Only

Bologna TT is an event-only course, meaning you can only get on the course if you join an event being held there.

Want to free-ride the course? Join the event, then click to leave the event. You will remain on the course after leaving the event.

Route Details

Distance: 8km (5 miles)
Elevation Gain: 230m (757′)
Strava Segment Strava Segment (Reverse) Strava Segment (Out and Back) Strava Segment (Flat Only) Strava Segment (Climb Only)

Race (All Categories) Bologna Time Trial, 2 Laps

As a GPS-perfect replica of a grand tour stage, this route is a first for Zwift. The Bologna “Time Trial Lap” route is a replica of the Giro d’Italia prologue TT stage raced on May 11, 2019.

Route Profile

The first 3km of this route are actually slightly downhill–enjoy it while it lasts! The next 3km are a false flat. Then you hit the flat right-hand hairpin at 6km it’s a hard 2k climb to the finish.

The climb averages 9.6%, with a total elevation gain of 198m (649′).

Most Zwifters spend roughly half of their race on the flat portion of the course, and half on the climb. For pacing tips on this route read “How to Pace Your Best Bologna TT Race“.

Sightseeing

If you aren’t half-blind from an all-out effort you can enjoy some of the landmarks painstakingly recreated by Zwift’s artists. We begin at Piazza Maggiore, which is the main square in the heart of Bologna. Other sights here include the Basilica di San Petronio and Fountain of Neptune.

Next, we cover some cobbled streets lined with arcades, past Porta San Felice (the westernmost gate of medieval Bologna).

The climb begins at Arco del Meloncello with a sharp right hairpin. You’ll know you’re halfway up the climb when you hit another right hairpin and go under the stone arch. When you see the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca you’ll know you’re almost there. And when you see the giant Scottie inflatable, give it all you’ve got over the line!

About Multi-Lap Events

Single-lap events on this route are straightforward enough: it’s 8km (5 miles) long, beginning at the start line and ending at the top of the climb.

But what about multi-lap events? Many races held on Bologna TT are 2-lap events, but that’s a rather confusing way to describe them. The best way to understand this is to know that a “lap” on Bologna TT is just one time riding from the start to the hilltop finish. Descending back to the start line isn’t counted as a “lap” in any way.

Therefore, a 2-lap event on this route means you still begin at the standard start line, climb to the top, descend down to the start again, turn around, then climb to the top once more. Your event will end atop the second climb, for a total length of 24km (15 miles).

Event Only

Bologna TT is an event-only course, meaning you can only get on the course if you join an event being held there.

Want to free-ride the course? Join the event, then click to leave the event. You will remain on the course after leaving the event.

Route Details

Distance: 8km (5 miles)
Elevation Gain: 230m (757′)
Strava Segment Strava Segment (Reverse) Strava Segment (Out and Back) Strava Segment (Flat Only) Strava Segment (Climb Only)


Stage 5 (New York): Jan 28-31 (click for route details)

Group Ride (Category A) Everything Bagel, 1 Lap

Animated “Everything Bagel” Route Details (New York) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

New York’s “Everything Bagel” is the longest route on the NYC course, and the perfect route for a hard ~1-hour effort. It covers nearly every road section, many of them in both directions. Looking for a challenge? You’ll get several chances to test your legs against the leaderboards as you hit the KOM and sprint sections in both directions.

New York’s “Everything Bagel” is the longest route on the NYC course, and the perfect route for a hard ~1-hour effort. It covers nearly every road section, many of them in both directions. Looking for a challenge? You’ll get several chances to test your legs against the leaderboards as you hit the KOM and sprint sections in both directions.

Route Basics

Length: 34.2 km (21.3 miles)
Elevation:
525 m (1,722‘)
Lead-In: 0.2 km (0.1 miles)
Map: New York

Achievement Badge: 690 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
NYC KOM Reverse
NYC Sprint Forward
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Everything Bagel

Bike Selection

The Tron bike is probably your best choice – it turns in the fastest overall time and some of the fastest climbs. Canyon Aeroad 2021 + DT Swiss ARC 62 wheels are a good option for lower level Zwifters. (Lightweight Meilenstein wheels will give you the fastest climbs, but cost a lot in overall lap time.)

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Route Description

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Be warmed up before you start a race here because the route takes you almost immediately onto the reverse KOM. Cool down as you cruise for a loop around Central Park at ground level which includes a sprint, then get ready to push again as you return to the glass roads for a go at the forward KOM before descending and hitting the sprint in the opposite direction. Hope you enjoy your bagel!

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Group Ride (Category B) Park Perimeter Loop, 2 Laps

Animated “Park Perimeter Loop” Route Details (New York) Map
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New York’s “Park Perimeter Loop” takes you on the outermost ground-level path around Central Park. Looking to grab an orange lap leader jersey? This is the only timed route on NYC’s course!

New York’s “Park Perimeter Loop” takes you on the outermost ground-level path around Central Park. Looking to grab an orange lap leader jersey? This is the only timed route on NYC’s course!

Route Basics

Length: 9.8 km (6.1 miles)
Elevation:
126 m (413‘)
Lead-In: 0.4 km (0.2 miles)
Map: New York

Start & Finish

This course travels north from the start pens, which means you do not ride through the start/finish banner until the end of the first lap in an event. Therefore, we’ve created two Strava forward segments: one beginning just after you exit the pens to cover your first event lap, and the other beginning at the start/finish banner for additional laps and free rides.

The main start/finish banner is the finish line for this route.

Achievement Badge: 190 XP

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Route Description

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Every inch of this route is taken from real-world GPS data, so riders acquainted with Central Park will find these roads familiar. The course’s rolling profile is rarely flat or straight, and a few punchy pitches including Harlem Hill to the north mean you must stay vigilant when racing.

Along the way don’t miss the fall colors and many sights of Central Park: hot dog vendors, pedestrians, wildlife, water features, and of course the NYC skyline.

Group Ride (Category C) Knickerbocker, 1 Lap

Animated “Knickerbocker” Route Details (New York) Map
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New York’s “Knickerbocker” covers the same roads as the Astoria Line 8, with the KOM thrown in for good measure. (A Knickerbocker is simply a New Yorker, although the word itself has a long and interesting history.) This is the second-longest route on the NYC course.

New York’s “Knickerbocker” covers the same roads as the Astoria Line 8, with the KOM thrown in for good measure. (A Knickerbocker is simply a New Yorker, although the word itself has a long and interesting history.) This is the second-longest route on the NYC course.

Route Basics

Length: 22.5 km (14.0 miles)
Elevation:
346 m (1,135‘)
Lead-In: 0.4 km (0.2 miles)
Map: New York

Achievement Badge: 450 XP

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Route Description

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On ground level, this course is rolling, curvy, and scenic, allowing riders to enjoy the classic sites of Central Park. But don’t get too comfortable, as Zwift has thrown the forward KOM (.8 miles, 6.4%) into this idyllic setting. Get ready to push up gradients that top out at 17%!

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Race (All Categories) Gotham Grind Reverse, 2 Laps

Animated “Gotham Grind” Route Details (New York) Map
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New York’s “Gotham Grind” was created in January 2019 and is currently only available as an event route (no free-riding).

New York’s “Gotham Grind” was created in January 2019 and is currently only available as an event route (no free-riding).

Route Basics

Length: 9.3 km (5.8 miles)
Elevation:
96 m (315‘)
Lead-In: 0.3 km (0.2 miles)
Map: New York

Start & Finish

Begins and ends at the main NYC start/finish banner.

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

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Gotham Grind

Route Description

This is figure 8 route which stays on the ground-level roads of the lower and middle Central Park loops. It avoids the upper loop (and thus Harlem Hill), giving this route a rolling profile with no substantial climbs.

The lower ground-level loop includes a sprint section, making this route ideal for events which include sprint efforts.


Stage 6 (Richmond): Feb 1-4 (click for route details)

Group Ride (Category A) Richmond UCI Worlds, 2 Laps

The Richmond UCI Worlds route is a replica of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships course in Richmond, Virginia, USA. It was at this race where Peter Sagan famously attacked on 23rd Street to eventually win his first World Champs jersey.

It’s a wonderful race course, with the first half very flat, then a nice mix of attackable climbs on the back half.

The Richmond refresh of February 6, 2020 added the ability to u-turn on Richmond, while also adding the reverse version of the 2015 UCI Worlds course as an event-only route.

Distance: 16.3km (10.1 miles)
Elevation Gain: 142m (467′)

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Group Ride (Category B & C) Richmond UCI Worlds, 1 Lap

The Richmond UCI Worlds route is a replica of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships course in Richmond, Virginia, USA. It was at this race where Peter Sagan famously attacked on 23rd Street to eventually win his first World Champs jersey.

It’s a wonderful race course, with the first half very flat, then a nice mix of attackable climbs on the back half.

The Richmond refresh of February 6, 2020 added the ability to u-turn on Richmond, while also adding the reverse version of the 2015 UCI Worlds course as an event-only route.

Distance: 16.3km (10.1 miles)
Elevation Gain: 142m (467′)

Strava Forward 1 Lap Strava Reverse 1 Lap

Race (All Categories) Richmond UCI Worlds, 1 Lap

The Richmond UCI Worlds route is a replica of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships course in Richmond, Virginia, USA. It was at this race where Peter Sagan famously attacked on 23rd Street to eventually win his first World Champs jersey.

It’s a wonderful race course, with the first half very flat, then a nice mix of attackable climbs on the back half.

The Richmond refresh of February 6, 2020 added the ability to u-turn on Richmond, while also adding the reverse version of the 2015 UCI Worlds course as an event-only route.

Distance: 16.3km (10.1 miles)
Elevation Gain: 142m (467′)

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Stage 7 (Yorkshire): Feb 5-8 (click for route details)

Group Ride (Category A) 2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit, 2 Laps

One of six routes rolled out with Zwift’s UCI 2019 Worlds map, “2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit” covers the actual finishing circuit which the world’s top road racers will race in September’s 2019 UCI Worlds events.

The women’s elite riders will cover 3 laps after their lead in segment, while the men’s elite riders will do 7 laps.

Route Description

Roll through the start/finish banner in Harrogate, then turn right to head up Otley Road, the longest section of straight road on the Yorkshire course. As you make your way out of Harrogate proper you’ll find yourself in the farm lands. Look for sheep, cows, and a friendly farmer on his tractor.

The Yorkshire KOM begins when you hit the stone bridge and turn a sharp left. The stream crossed here is called Oak Beck (“Beck” is used often in Yorkshire for a small river or stream). In real life, this bridge is narrow and crossing-controlled by traffic lights to be one way. But we Zwifters get to roll on through.

Crossing Oak Beck

Hit that KOM, enjoy your descent, then turn a sharp left past the Royal Pumproom onto Millionaire’s Row. You’re now on Cornwall Road, in the Duchy Estate–one of the poshest places in all of England to live.

Your next right takes you onto the forward sprint, a short but punchy effort which is mostly uphill until the final few meters. Finish that sprint, enjoy your descent, and wrap up your loop of the Duchy Estate. (Note: the sprint is so short that Strava will not let us create a segment.)

The Royal Pumproom

You will pass the Royal Pumproom again (this time on your right). In the 18th and 19th centuries, Harrogate made its fortune by drawing often wealthy people to come and take its waters, which had a supposedly curative effect. Known locally as “The Pump Rooms”, this is one location where these waters emerged from the ground.

As you turn the last right before the finish, note the Zwift Draft House on your left. This is the Cold Bath Brewery where Zwift is setting up shop and giving away its own custom brews during 2019 Worlds Week.

Almost there! The straightaway to the finish is uphill, so if you’re racing be ready for an especially challenging effort in these final meters. You will pass “Scotty’s” on the left, which in real life is Betty’s Tearooms, a huge local landmark.

This final sprint is where Mark Cavendish famously crashed out of the 2014 Tour de France. Happily, Zwifters don’t need to worry about such dangers, but you can certainly appreciate the massive effort put forth in this final drag to the finish.

Special thanks to Simon Schofield from the Zwiftcast for helping us put together these route notes. Simon is a Yorkshireman who has ridden these roads hundreds of times, so his local knowledge proved invaluable to us and to Zwift, who used his input to create and name Yorkshire’s routes.

Reverse Version

There is a reverse version of this route, but it is event-only and thus only used for official events. See Strava segment below.

Profile

There isn’t much that is flat in Yorkshire, but the climbs are never long, either.

Route details:
Distance: 13.8km (8.6 miles)
Elevation Gain: 240m (787′)
Strava Segment (Banner to Banner)Strava Segment (from Start Pens)Strava Segment (Reverse, Banner to Banner) Strava Segment (Reverse, from Start Pens)



Group Ride (Category B) 2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit, 1 Lap

One of six routes rolled out with Zwift’s UCI 2019 Worlds map, “2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit” covers the actual finishing circuit which the world’s top road racers will race in September’s 2019 UCI Worlds events.

The women’s elite riders will cover 3 laps after their lead in segment, while the men’s elite riders will do 7 laps.

Route Description

Roll through the start/finish banner in Harrogate, then turn right to head up Otley Road, the longest section of straight road on the Yorkshire course. As you make your way out of Harrogate proper you’ll find yourself in the farm lands. Look for sheep, cows, and a friendly farmer on his tractor.

The Yorkshire KOM begins when you hit the stone bridge and turn a sharp left. The stream crossed here is called Oak Beck (“Beck” is used often in Yorkshire for a small river or stream). In real life, this bridge is narrow and crossing-controlled by traffic lights to be one way. But we Zwifters get to roll on through.

Crossing Oak Beck

Hit that KOM, enjoy your descent, then turn a sharp left past the Royal Pumproom onto Millionaire’s Row. You’re now on Cornwall Road, in the Duchy Estate–one of the poshest places in all of England to live.

Your next right takes you onto the forward sprint, a short but punchy effort which is mostly uphill until the final few meters. Finish that sprint, enjoy your descent, and wrap up your loop of the Duchy Estate. (Note: the sprint is so short that Strava will not let us create a segment.)

The Royal Pumproom

You will pass the Royal Pumproom again (this time on your right). In the 18th and 19th centuries, Harrogate made its fortune by drawing often wealthy people to come and take its waters, which had a supposedly curative effect. Known locally as “The Pump Rooms”, this is one location where these waters emerged from the ground.

As you turn the last right before the finish, note the Zwift Draft House on your left. This is the Cold Bath Brewery where Zwift is setting up shop and giving away its own custom brews during 2019 Worlds Week.

Almost there! The straightaway to the finish is uphill, so if you’re racing be ready for an especially challenging effort in these final meters. You will pass “Scotty’s” on the left, which in real life is Betty’s Tearooms, a huge local landmark.

This final sprint is where Mark Cavendish famously crashed out of the 2014 Tour de France. Happily, Zwifters don’t need to worry about such dangers, but you can certainly appreciate the massive effort put forth in this final drag to the finish.

Special thanks to Simon Schofield from the Zwiftcast for helping us put together these route notes. Simon is a Yorkshireman who has ridden these roads hundreds of times, so his local knowledge proved invaluable to us and to Zwift, who used his input to create and name Yorkshire’s routes.

Reverse Version

There is a reverse version of this route, but it is event-only and thus only used for official events. See Strava segment below.

Profile

There isn’t much that is flat in Yorkshire, but the climbs are never long, either.

Route details:
Distance: 13.8km (8.6 miles)
Elevation Gain: 240m (787′)
Strava Segment (Banner to Banner)Strava Segment (from Start Pens)Strava Segment (Reverse, Banner to Banner) Strava Segment (Reverse, from Start Pens)

Group Ride (Category C) Royal Pump Room 8, 1 Lap

Animated “Royal Pump Room 8” Route Details (Yorkshire) Map
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One of six routes rolled out with Zwift’s UCI 2019 Worlds map, “Royal Pump Room 8” is a “figure of 8” route which covers all roads in both directions. This is the longest Yorkshire route in game.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Harrogate made its fortune by drawing often wealthy people to come and drink its waters, which had a supposedly curative effect. Known to locals as “The Pump Rooms”, the Royal Pump Room is one location where these odorous, sulfurous waters emerged from the ground.

The building is located on course at the main intersection, where the northern and southern loops come together.

One of six routes rolled out with Zwift’s UCI 2019 Worlds map, “Royal Pump Room 8” is a “figure of 8” route which covers all roads in both directions. This is the longest Yorkshire route in game.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Harrogate made its fortune by drawing often wealthy people to come and drink its waters, which had a supposedly curative effect. Known to locals as “The Pump Rooms”, the Royal Pump Room is one location where these odorous, sulfurous waters emerged from the ground.

The building is located on course at the main intersection, where the northern and southern loops come together.

Route Basics

Length: 27.7 km (17.2 miles)
Elevation:
480 m (1,575‘)
Lead-In: 0.1 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Yorkshire

Achievement Badge: 550 XP

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Route Description

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From the spawn point, you will ride under the start banner then north to the Queen’s Highway loop. This is the smaller, northern loop of the Yorkshire course, and you ride it here first in a counter-clockwise direction. This northern loop contains the Yorkshire sprint segments (a different segment in each direction), and this time around you will hit the longer sprint.

Next, you will proceed through the start/finish banner and onto the much larger, southern loop portion of the course, in a clockwise direction. Ride up the forward KOM segment, then catch your breath as you descend to the next portion.

Now it’s back to the northern loop, this time in a clockwise direction. This small loop makes up the Duchy Estate route. Finish this loop and head south for one more lap of the big loop, this time in a counter-clockwise direction, beginning with the reverse KOM segment. The route finishes at the start/finish banner.

Passing the Royal Pump Room

Race (All Categories) 2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit, 1 Lap

One of six routes rolled out with Zwift’s UCI 2019 Worlds map, “2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit” covers the actual finishing circuit which the world’s top road racers will race in September’s 2019 UCI Worlds events.

The women’s elite riders will cover 3 laps after their lead in segment, while the men’s elite riders will do 7 laps.

Route Description

Roll through the start/finish banner in Harrogate, then turn right to head up Otley Road, the longest section of straight road on the Yorkshire course. As you make your way out of Harrogate proper you’ll find yourself in the farm lands. Look for sheep, cows, and a friendly farmer on his tractor.

The Yorkshire KOM begins when you hit the stone bridge and turn a sharp left. The stream crossed here is called Oak Beck (“Beck” is used often in Yorkshire for a small river or stream). In real life, this bridge is narrow and crossing-controlled by traffic lights to be one way. But we Zwifters get to roll on through.

Crossing Oak Beck

Hit that KOM, enjoy your descent, then turn a sharp left past the Royal Pumproom onto Millionaire’s Row. You’re now on Cornwall Road, in the Duchy Estate–one of the poshest places in all of England to live.

Your next right takes you onto the forward sprint, a short but punchy effort which is mostly uphill until the final few meters. Finish that sprint, enjoy your descent, and wrap up your loop of the Duchy Estate. (Note: the sprint is so short that Strava will not let us create a segment.)

The Royal Pumproom

You will pass the Royal Pumproom again (this time on your right). In the 18th and 19th centuries, Harrogate made its fortune by drawing often wealthy people to come and take its waters, which had a supposedly curative effect. Known locally as “The Pump Rooms”, this is one location where these waters emerged from the ground.

As you turn the last right before the finish, note the Zwift Draft House on your left. This is the Cold Bath Brewery where Zwift is setting up shop and giving away its own custom brews during 2019 Worlds Week.

Almost there! The straightaway to the finish is uphill, so if you’re racing be ready for an especially challenging effort in these final meters. You will pass “Scotty’s” on the left, which in real life is Betty’s Tearooms, a huge local landmark.

This final sprint is where Mark Cavendish famously crashed out of the 2014 Tour de France. Happily, Zwifters don’t need to worry about such dangers, but you can certainly appreciate the massive effort put forth in this final drag to the finish.

Special thanks to Simon Schofield from the Zwiftcast for helping us put together these route notes. Simon is a Yorkshireman who has ridden these roads hundreds of times, so his local knowledge proved invaluable to us and to Zwift, who used his input to create and name Yorkshire’s routes.

Reverse Version

There is a reverse version of this route, but it is event-only and thus only used for official events. See Strava segment below.

Profile

There isn’t much that is flat in Yorkshire, but the climbs are never long, either.

Route details:
Distance: 13.8km (8.6 miles)
Elevation Gain: 240m (787′)
Strava Segment (Banner to Banner)Strava Segment (from Start Pens)Strava Segment (Reverse, Banner to Banner) Strava Segment (Reverse, from Start Pens)



Makeup Days: Feb 10-16

Sign up for events at Zwift.com or via Zwift Companion
See all upcoming TdZ events at ZwiftHacks.com >

Prizes and Unlocks

Complete all stages to unlock the exclusive TdZ 2020 kit. This is the kit you’ve seen riders have been wearing for all the TdZ events.

Pro-Am Invitational Races on Tour de Zwift Live

Another new and fun addition to this year’s TdZ is Zwift’s Pro-Am Invitational race seres. These live-streamed invitational races feature top riders taking on the same course we’ll all race, the day before each stage begins. Read all about it here >

TdZ for Runners

There is also a TdZ for Runners happening at the same time as TdZ for Riders. It has its own (secret) unlock and set of 7 stages.

We will publish a separate post covering this, once we get more details.

Registration

Riders and Runners can register for the TdZ using the links below. This just gets you signed up for the overall Tour(s), meaning Zwift will send you reminder emails, etc. You will still need to sign up for each specific stage.

Register for TdZ Ride >
Register for TdZ Run >

Questions or Comments?

Share them below, and we’ll do our best to get answers!

Eric Schlangehttp://www.zwiftinsider.com
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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Jesse
Jesse
1 year ago

Do you know what the run courses will be? I think stage 3 is Road to the Ruins based on the images from Zwift.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Registration link seems wrong. Broken.
Is there an active sign up link for Ride?

Edward
Edward
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

There is a work-around mentioned on the Zwift forum that worked for me: change your flag (near the login in your webbrowser) to US, register, and change it back.

David Cooper
David Cooper
1 year ago
Reply to  Edward

That didn’t work for me.

Logged out, changed the flag from UK to US, clicked on the register link, asked me to login and then took me straight back to the broken page. Then tried changing the flag while already logged in, refreshed the page, showed the US flag but still refused to let me go to anything but the broken page.

Not really good enough a week ahead of the start.

Henrik Porthin
Henrik Porthin
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

seems to work now

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

“Finish all and unlock a kit to light up your locker.”

Was really hoping you were right about the new bike.

https://zwift.com/tdzride?utm_source=ericschlange&utm_campaign=zwift_cycling_affiliate_ericschlange_apr19&utm_medium=affiliate

Scott M.
Scott M.
1 year ago
Reply to  Matt

I wonder if it will be a “Tron” jersey? (The description reads: “light up” your locker).

Calam Leneham
Calam Leneham
1 year ago
Reply to  Scott M.

I think too many people thought this too and they confirmed it is just the jersey from the tdz -_-

The jersey does seem a bit illuminated… But I won’t be pairing it with my Tron

Ian
Ian
1 year ago
Reply to  Calam Leneham

Between keeping it a secret and overcommitting the coolness of the prize it now feels like a bait and switch.

Mkl
Mkl
1 year ago

Can y ride this in erg mode? Maybe even ride doing workout I created in Zwift

Hatch1776
Hatch1776
1 year ago

No distances released yet? I’m guessing somewhere from 40-50 km for the shorter distance?

NHodges
NHodges
1 year ago

The link appears to work now but only in Chrome for me. Its a good job you had a link because I cannot find TDZ through navigation of the ZWIFT website! You might expect it to be a headline in the Events page but no; the website isn’t great which, is a shame.

Danny
Danny
1 year ago

I am currently following a Zwift 12 week winterplan.
Can i do a TDZ stage as workout according my plan ?

CJ Gagnon
CJ Gagnon(@clarke-gagnon)
1 year ago

Looks like there Is tour de zwift stage 1 today at 5pm MST. But I don’t know why…. it isn’t supposed to start for awhile

Skip
Skip(@hckastroll)
1 year ago

There is a TDZ Event today at 7PM EST….but it is the only one for a week…any idea why…maybe an initial test before full launch?

David Barndollar
David Barndollar(@barnwani)
1 year ago
Reply to  Skip

I signed up for it on a whim but it seems to have been taken down already.

Jim
Jim
1 year ago

Can I ride the stages on my own or do I have to join a group ride?

Jwiffle
Jwiffle
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim

If you can’t make the time slot, just select that ride sometime earlier and log in. You’re avatar will sit on the side of the road until about 5 minutes before the event, when he’ll be auto sent to the pens. When your ready, you’ll just start your ride even if it’s hours later. You’ll probably be on the course all by yourself, but it will count it. I’ve done this several times during past tours on Zwift.

Sara
Sara
1 year ago

It looks like for the first stage there is not a category D nor E. Are those riders not permitted to join?

Tamas
Tamas
1 year ago
Reply to  Sara

Sara, if you want to complete the stage as group ride then the category defines only the length, profile and route of the stage and A,B and C has not connection with your category. If you want to complete the stage as a race (usually the stages start 10min later than the group rides) then you need to register to the right category based on your FTP (A,B,C or D)

Toby
Toby(@tobias-schmitt)
1 year ago
Reply to  Tamas

Is it possible to ride a Stage 1 race and the Stage 1 Group Ride afterwards, like one day later?

Scott Mckell
Scott Mckell
1 year ago

Is there no group ride for D category on stage 1 (or any other stage) ?

Tom Schyvens
Tom Schyvens
1 year ago

Do the races count for your zwiftpower points?

Greetz

Laurens
Laurens
1 year ago

Can i do a race on the 1st stage and a group ride the 2nd stage ?

George
George
1 year ago

Last year we were able to earn lots of extra XPs during the tdZ, will that be the case again?

Nick
Nick
1 year ago

Apparently the first race is not London 8 but two laps of the London Classique route, which makes it shorter and easier than any of the group rides. Very disappointing. The group rides are probably going to be more competitive than the races 🙁

Paul Mason
1 year ago
Reply to  Nick

Why not do both? That’s my plan – race the short race course and the long ride course. If it’s anything like Tour of London- they’ll be plenty of competition in the group rides.

David G
David G
1 year ago
Reply to  Nick

Agree, I am just going to go fast on the group rides. The long races were amazing last year, I was so disappointed when I saw the race courses. I get splitting into casual rides and racers but then why make the race courses so short and poor? I think it is more to do with a poorly thought out plan to create an esport.

Jesse Langevin
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Jesse Langevin(@jesselangevin)
1 year ago

After seeing the first two stages, I really prefer the routes selected for the women’s only rides (I also need those route achievements so that may have something to do with it).

Serap Klein
Serap Klein
1 year ago

I signed up for a group ride but could not find how to join as it was time to go.
Today we had NY and Watopia , so I was not able to select the group eide route in London. Not sure how I at the end managed to select London & join . Somehow my Companion App asked if I want still to join the ride. How can I select the route to join?

Jurgen
Jurgen
1 year ago
Reply to  Serap Klein

Just start warming up on whatever course is available ahead of the start. Zwift will ask if you want to be teleported to the start if the ride is about to start.

Alasdair Philip
Alasdair Philip
1 year ago

So today was a bit of a comedy event. Signed up for the 11:10am EST Race in the B category. Set off at usual crazy pace into the lead out lap, made the left towards Westminster in the lead group in 20th place only to find myself all of a sudden in 70th place, 30 seconds behind the leaders. followed the lead group for a lap around the London Classique, the designated route, then on the last lap coming in to Westminster again instead of making a right toward the Mall we kept on straight until making a left over… Read more »

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago

My wife and I enrolled to TdZ. We did TdZ stage 1 (London course) yesterday and mine was virtually flat (group ride, Cat B), whereas hers was more demanding (group ride, Cat C, she went up Box Hill). Any rationale for it?

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Thanks for the reply. I’m inclined to think Cat C will be more challenging and demanding than Cat B throughout the TdZ, (i.e, in terms of difficulty, you could rank them as Cat A > Cat C > Cat B) . Am I correct?

Ramon
Ramon
1 year ago
Reply to  Daniel

Cat C is women only, cat A and B is both/all (Just to be sure) genders where cat A is a different/longer/more difficult route compared to Cat. B (at least for London).

Edit:
Same for Innsbruck, Cat C is women only, Cat A & B is both genders etc etc..

David
David
1 year ago

A friend signed up for the 1st stage but apparently didn’t get registered for TDZ overall. She got an UPG in zwiftpower, so is now disappointed that she’ll have to repeat stage one … is that even possible? Seems like you should be automatically entered in the overall if you sign up for stage 1… please set me straight on how this works. Clear info is important for the big Zwift events

Paul Tuttle
Paul Tuttle
1 year ago

Eric – Rode today, Jan 13. Signed up for Stage 1 (greatest London Flat) but Zwift loaded Yorkshire not London. Shutdown Zwift and restarted but again loaded Yorkshire so I went ahead and rode. Zwift gave be credit for Stage 1. Is this a glitch in the system? I need to know ahead of time what I’ve signed up for since some days I have time constraints. I’d appreciated anything you can tell me about this. – Thanks Paul

Paul Tuttle
Paul Tuttle
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Thank you for your response. I had set a reminder for the event ahead of time; started about 10 minutes ahead of time; it took me to the start line for Yorkshire (surprised me but I decided to stay and see what happened, no other riders at the start line); when the ride started was still on Yorkshire so I quit out of Zwift and restarted; again it took me to Yorkshire (I wanted to ride so went ahead and rode, there were only two other riders on the course). Completed the 19.2 miles and got credit for stage 1.

Joy Murphy
1 year ago

Hi Eric, I am trying to understand the point system in Zwift Power vs. the total time value used in Tour of London. Is there a reason they are doing point system where so many people tie?
Thank you!

Christopher Benigno
Christopher Benigno(@christopher-benigno)
1 year ago

Is there a make up race for stage one of tdz

Jim
Jim
1 year ago

Eric I have a question about stage 3 Bologna I do not see it on the calendar if I register will it pop up and let me in? I am a rookie at this so I want to make sure I do it right

Jim
Jim
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Awesome thank you

Kjar
Kjar
1 year ago

Seems like they posted Stage 3 on the Events Schedule (looking through the Companion App). Similar logic to what Stages 1 and 2 were. The A-ride is 26.5mi, Watopia Big Loop, B and C rides are Sand & Sequoia, 13.9mi. Race is Watopia Hilly (Two laps), 11.5mi.

A bit sad, was hoping for a race up Alpe du Zwift, or at least the Epic KOM. Watopia was a great opportunity for a serious mountain.

Henrik Porthin
Henrik Porthin
1 year ago
Reply to  Kjar

I was guessing volcano after party.

Kade
Kade
1 year ago

I’m very confused by Stage 2 (Innsbruck) distances.
Group A (long distance) = 37km, 657m gain
Group B (short distance) = 8.7km, 76m gain

I wish the distance/gain discrepancy wasn’t so big between the two. Stage 1 and Stage 3 have much more reasonable (longer) short distance group B groups to my mind. Innsbruck group A is a bit much for me, but group B is like a warmup.

Kade
Kade
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

You are correct! I just finished it and sure enough it was 2 laps. While the signup page says 1 lap. Bit annoying as I hopped on my bike in street clothes thinking it would be a super quick ride 😆
https://imgur.com/dTqH6q2

Ryan
Ryan
1 year ago

I see there is a makeup days planned — if I missed stage one, could I get it then?

Dan
Dan
1 year ago

It looks like the A and B Watopia routes all start before the start pens. Will route achievement badges be awarded for the Watopia TDZ routes?

Dan
Dan
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan

To answer my own question – The long route did award the Big Loop route badge.

Nate
Nate
1 year ago

I’ve found many of the tour of Zwift races but I’ve never seen group rides. I read they have categories that are distance /group ride oriented. Only categories I’ve ever seen are by w/kg. How can i find a longer group ride on my Zwift app and register to ride? Thank you. Love Zwift!!!!!

Robert Jan van Wiggen
Robert Jan van Wiggen
1 year ago

What Does the make up Day means? Is It a possibility to Ride a course that u misser for some kind of reason

Denis M
Denis M
1 year ago

All right, seems like there are no workarounds for Bologna – the Race is 3 times the course! Welcome to the pain train ride, make sure you select your lightest bike and wheels!

simon
simon
1 year ago

is there some catch-up sessions if we missed one or two stages?

Chewie
Chewie
1 year ago

Will Bologna be in time trial mode or will there be drafting?

Denis M
Denis M
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Just curious – would you personally want a TT stage? I think Zwift is doing a great job in terms of bringing more people into racing and increasing involvement, however I feel like it would be great to have some of this “grand tour” experience – where you actually have general classification, can see your gap and place overall, there are some TT and maybe mountain TT stages….

Denis M
Denis M
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Basic and fun probably goes back to your wonderful article about enforcing w/kg categories… I am at the very top of C – a few steps away from B, probably, but at least a good contender for solid performances in my current Cat. So, here is my experience with the Innsbruck race – it was somewhat fun, but somewhat not. We all go out pretty hard, I am in the first group. First two minutes way above FTP, working hard, HR is high. Staying in the first group. One attack – we catch up. Another one – we catch up… Read more »

David Cooper
David Cooper
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis M

“… but it’s so raw and so “beta” for a 5-year old product…” That is both fair comment and unfair comment at the same time. In days gone by you could argue that 5 years after release a piece of software should never give the impression of still being in “beta”, but there was a good reason that for a number of years all of Google’s software was officially shown to be in beta all the time. The current trend is for software not to run in distinct versions but to be in a constant cycle of rolling out updates… Read more »

Richard P
Richard P
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis M

I think a GC over the whole TdZ is a fantastic idea and Zwift have missed a trick there! I accept the point of encouraging broad engagement but I’m sure it would help with motivation to complete the Tour if you were battling for position over the whole race. There are complications over different group rides moving at different speeds so it’s not entirely a fair contest but it’s just for fun after all.

Aaron Lipton
Aaron Lipton
1 year ago

Why no Crit City?

Henrik Porthin
Henrik Porthin
1 year ago

New York routes are up on zwift.com/tdzride
A 1x Everything Bagel
B 2x Park Perimeter Loop
C 1x Knickerbocker
Race 2x Gotham Grind Reverse

Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson(@michael-anderson)
1 year ago

Eric
Any idea why times in some group rides stop looking like a standard time and go to something like the following 4595986?

Christina Sands
Christina Sands
1 year ago

Sorry if this is a repeat as there are so many questions – at the end will there be an opportunity to do any stages we have missed? Last year we could do that. Thank you too for all the options! Makes it more fun 🙂

Christo
Christo
1 year ago

I missed a stage when can i ride the missed stage?

ChrisB200SX
ChrisB200SX
1 year ago

Can you join TdZ event with a power-up, or do you lose it when you are teleported to the start pens?

Gerrie Delport
Gerrie Delport(@gerriedelport)
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

I have seen a few riders dropping Power-ups in the first Km. It may be a bug or they are still on an old zwift version.

Robby
Robby
1 year ago

Stage 4 Zwift Insider segment ‘Big Loop (Zwift Insider verified)’ does not match.

Jacopo Bonfiglio
Jacopo Bonfiglio
1 year ago

I could not make stage 3 . Are you planning another session for whom could not make a stage ?

Kubica
1 year ago

There are Makeup Days starting from 9th to 16th of February where you can complete what you have missed.

Liz
Liz
1 year ago

Can you register for a group ride twice? Eg. a group ride in Bologna on Thursday and on Friday

Jeannette
Jeannette
1 year ago

@Eric Schlange There’s an error in the drop down menu’s for stage 5. You’ve made two B groups and forgot the C 😉

Fabrice
Fabrice
1 year ago

Hi! Doing the Tour the Zwift. I want to race with my buddy (we train together). Any tips on how to be side by side on the starting line? Thanks!

fabrice
fabrice
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Ok… thanks!

Diego
Diego
1 year ago

First: congratulations to a wonderful site you have created, Eric. I don’t know what I would have done or where I would be now without your great help, tips and advices.
Here my question: today I raced the NYC loops, in cat C. I ended up 21st – but for the first time I cannot find myself on ZwiftPower. On my profile it says UPG. What does that mean?
Do I have to redo the race? Why does this show up when others have higher wattage and w/kg numbers?
Thanks for some clarity.

Diego
Diego
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Thank you very much – that’s helpful. Do I need to redo the race? I will sign up for B next time (glad to know I am fitter than I thought)

Scott Yunker
Scott Yunker
1 year ago

Why must the elevation be a sercret…..?

Calam Leneham
Calam Leneham
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

On the zwift app it down appear

Sirar
Sirar
1 year ago

Hi Community! Do you know if there are also rides in the “Women’s Race Categories” during the make up days? I want to do
some races again. Thanks for help! 🙂