Zwift has rolled out a fresh Mission for April, along with a pile of events all based on Paris Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift, the big IRL women’s race happening April 8.
“Conquer a Classic” Mission Details
To begin the Mission, select the mission card on your homescreen and click to register:
Once you’ve registered, clicking the mission card will show your progress for the Mission.
Note: signups opened today in game, but the Mission doesn’t begin until April 3.
Completing the Mission
To complete the mission and earn the specially-designed Watch The Femmes-themed achievement badge, ride at least 145.5km (90.4 miles) between April 3-30, 2023. Of course, you don’t have to do this all in one ride. But you can if you’d like, and there are special events on April 8th to help you do just that (see below)!
Why 145.5km? Because that’s the length of the IRL Paris Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift race being held on April 8!
Zwift says finishing the mission will unlock the Watch the Femmes kit, socks, cap (the same as 2022), and a new pair of WTF sunglasses… but riders are reporting not unlocking the glasses with mission completion. To get those, you’ll probably need to ride a Cobble Crusher race or the France Classic Fondo (see below).
Additional Watch the Femmes Events
Zwift has a full slate of events planned around the #watchthefemmes theme for April:
- April 3 to April 30 – ZRacing Monthly Series: Cobble Crusher (see details here)
- April 8 France Classic Fondo Rides: Want a challenge? Ride 145.5 km on the new France Classic Fondo route in the #watchthefemmes fondo! Four time slots to choose from. Finish a fondo and unlock the Watch the Femmes kit, socks, and cap (the same as 2022), plus a new pair of WTF sunglasses.
- Every Wednesday in April – Workouts of the Week: Try out the workouts inspired by Annemiek Van Vleuten, Coryn Labecki, Sara Martin, and Teniel Campbell every Wednesday in April
Learn more about the IRL race, as well as the Zwift series surrounding it, at zwift.com/watchthefemmes
The Watch the Femmes events will take place in France, and according to Zwift during these special events some of the existing paved sections will be changed to cobbled roads. A temporary cobbling!
Questions or Comments?
I have to admit, my socks with “WTF” on them are my favorite pair. Wearing them in-game now. Looking forward to the races too – women’s racing on the toughest courses (Bianchi, Paris-Roubaix, tough stage race stages) gets pretty spicy, worth a look as trainer video fodder
I never paid attention to the acronym…. Totally want WTF bib and socks too now! 😂
I’d really like the glasses to match, but I don’t think I’d like them enough to find the time to do a 145.5 km fondo this weekend. Now, if it turns out that they say WTF across the lenses, I might end up regretting that decision.
There’s so much space in the France map to add in some permanent cobbled roads, cutting across the middle of the flat loop. Always hoped for that, but I guess won’t ever happen.
I hope for the Tourmalet in the map and conected to the Ventoux in the other side.
Classic County – add in a scattering of well known sectors from the spring classics, with enough linking roads to make up a lot of different options for combining them. And a custom route creator. Then you can have Flanders/Roubaix/Liege-alike routes fairly easily….
The developers are too busy working on more important stuff like Dinosaur costumes for the Tour of Watopia.
can we ride on any map or must be in france?
To accumulate the 145.5km distance? I’m sure any map is fine.
Great challenge that can be initialized to WTF
How can the actual race be watched in the U.S.? Last year the women’s Tour de France. was on NBC Peacock But I did not see the Femes P to R listed there yet.
Sad. Womens racing is fab!
P-R Femmes appears to be on GCN+ in the USA.
The “official broadcasters” link on their homepage shows NBC Sports (digital) and Peacock as well as GCN and SSC: https://www.paris-roubaix-femmes.fr/en
so no fondo kit or badge, just the same unlocks as for logging the kms during other rides, and also same kit as last year? I think that fondo and the femmes deserves its own badge or kit item. #WTF =)
…and the new glasses were awarded after the first race in on the RGV course.
I finished the mission today and got the mission badge (I already had the kit, cap, and socks from last year), but no sunglasses. Do I have to ride the Fondo to get them?
I got the sunnies after a cobble crusher race on RGV
Thanks Andreas. That would certainly be faster than doing the Fondo!
@Eric Schlange seen any schedule for the WFT fondo on the 8th yet? =)
Sure, the events have been posted for a while. Just hard to find thanks to Zwift’s lack of event search. See them on ZwiftHacks here: https://zwifthacks.com/app/events/?key=642ef120097b2
I finished the mission today and I only unlocked the kit. I already had the 2022 kit and socks. Are these socks also the same as in 2022? Also I did not unlock the sunglasses.
I unlocked the sunglasses after finishing the Workout of the Week.
did you have to a scheduled one or could you do it any time?
Confirming: I earned the glasses by completing a ‘Workout of the Week’
Why isn’t my rides adding on to the challenge? Is it specific group rides only?
I’m having a similar issue! Some of my miles are counting toward the challenge and some aren’t and I can’t figure out why.
same here. yesterday’s ride certainly did not add. I suspect that at least one other did not either.
2 consecutive rides did not update the tally. However today my ride was enough to get to me to 145.5 and it did show that I had completed the mission.
I had emailed Zwift about the problem. No response to the email so I assume that it was a general fix, not action because I’d raised it
reply from zwift that this was a known issue and has now been fixed