With the UCI eSports World Championships just around the corner and Zwift’s fresh new Scotland open to events, we decided to shake up our race schedule! For the next two weekends (February 11-12 and 18-19) our popular Saturday Tiny Races are being replaced by back-to-back-to-back races replicating what the pros will experience for the UCI eSports Worlds events.
Worlds Experience Races are being delivered in sets of three, and the idea is that you should race all three events in sequence, much like our Tiny Races. This will take about 75 minutes to complete.
Each race uses the same single powerup type that Worlds racers will receive.
30 minutes later Race 2, “The Climb”, begins: a single lap of City and the Sgurr (8.6km long, 166m elevation). This twisty, climby route will take you up to the Sgurr summit a total of three times, and two of those climbs will be on the gravel side. Riders will receive one anvil powerup early in the ride at Central Station. Use it wisely!
Lastly, Race 3, “The Podium” begins 25 minutes after Race 2. This race will be over 4 laps of Glasgow Crit Circuit (each lap is 3km long, 33m elevation). Racers will receive a burrito powerup at the Champions Sprint banner each lap, which means everyone will get 4 burritos.
At the end of the race set you will have completed three races on three separate Scotland routes, much like the world’s top eracers on February 18.
In an effort to make the Worlds Experience Races available to everyone, we’ve set up six timeslots each weekend:
Saturday and Sunday times:
- 10am UTC (5am ET)
- 4pm UTC (11am ET/8am PT)
- 10pm UTC (5pm ET/2pm PT/Monday 9am AEDT)
The Worlds Experience Races will be held this weekend (February 11-12) and next (February 18-19).
Final Results on ZwiftPower
The final winners for each time slot’s set of three races will be determined by points. You earn points based on your finishing position in each of the three races, then the rider with the most points wins. Points structure can be found on the ZwiftPower results pages below:
We’re using the same rules as Tiny Races. Category Enforcement will determine each racer’s minimum category.
- No skipping then returning. If you skip race 1 or 2, but finish a later race, your later result(s) will be annulled.
- You must have an active ZwiftPower account
- Heart rate monitors are required for podium positions
- Smart trainer or power meter must be paired as your power source in order to join the races.
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