September’s Get Rolling ZRacing Series has proved very popular, and Zwift just published the details of October’s ZRacing Series, named “Race Like a Champ”. Let’s dive in!
The ZRacing series consists of monthly sets of weekly races. Each race is on the schedule for seven days (beginning 12:10am UTC on Monday and running through to the next Sunday). Timeslots are consistent week to week and month to month.
Races are scheduled ~15 times each day, so there are plenty of available times to find a race:
October’s Route Schedule
October’s routes match the “Race Like a Champ” theme, as each course is based on an IRL UCI World Championship route, or has been used in a UCI Cycling Esports World Championship competition.
- Stage 1 (Oct 3-9): 2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit
- 1 lap (13.95km, 240m elevation)
- Powerups: Aero, Anvil, Draft, Ghost
- Stage 2 (Oct 10-16): Knickerbocker
- 1 lap (22.52km, 366m elevation)
- Powerups: Anvil, Burrito, Draft, Feather
- Stage 3 (Oct 17-23): Watopia Figure 8 Reverse
- 0.7 laps (20.3km, 223m) – ends atop Hilly KOM
- Powerups: Aero, Burrito, Draft, Feather
- Stage 4 (Oct 24-30): stage 4 is actually two back-to-back races, and you must complete both to compete in the monthly GC and earn your badge for October! The second race is scheduled 20 minutes after the first.
- Stage 4a: Queen’s Highway
- 1 lap (5.6km, 82m)
- Powerups: Aero, Ghost
- Stage 4b: Cobbled Climbs Reverse
- 1 lap (8.9km, 119m)
- Powerups: Feather, Steamroller, Ghost
Qualify to Qualify for UCI Esports Worlds
Select special events in October will allow participants to qualify for a spot in the UCI World Championship Continental Qualifiers. More info can be found here, but basically, you need to race specific special timeslots of stages 1, 2, and 3 in October and jump through a few more hoops in order to race in the big Continental Qualifiers event, assuming you haven’t already qualified in another way.
These events will only be available on Fridays (Oct 7, 14, and 21st) in four different timeslots: 00:00, 03:00, 10:00, and 18:00 UTC. It’s worth noting that your finishing place in these events doesn’t matter: you just have to finish them (and dual record with a HRM on ZwiftPower) as part of getting into the UCI Continental Qualifier.
Monthly GC on ZwiftPower
Each monthly set of races has a time-based GC (general classification) which tracks riders’ best finishing times for each week’s race. The overall winners in each category for the month will be the riders with the lowest overall time for that month’s set of races.
With over 100 weekly timeslots available, riders can race each week’s event multiple times and try to better their finishing time.
Note: you must use a heart rate monitor and be on a smart trainer, smart bike, or power meter in order to show up in ZwiftPower results for this series.
If you aren’t signed up for ZwiftPower, check out our post How to Sign Up for ZwiftPower (and Why Every Zwifter Should Do It).
Get the Badge
Each series will have a theme, and you can unlock an achievement badge by finishing each week’s race for the month.
One and Done
Zwift has planned these events around the idea of a solid 1-hour workout. So each race should only take around 1 hour to complete, including your warmup and cooldown.
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