Zwift has just unveiled the 2022 edition of their “Zwift Classics” race series. Beginning July 11, this series of races is always popular among racers of all abilities. Here are all the details!
- 7 races, each featured on the calendar for 1 week, making series a total of 7 weeks long (July 11 thru August 28).
- Each race happens in a different Zwift world.
- Each race has its own mix of powerups.
- Open races (men/women) are scheduled, as well as women-only events.
- All races are scratch race events except for the final race in Bologna, which is a TT.
Race Schedule and Details
Races are scheduled multiple times each day throughout the week to accommodate everyone’s schedule.
- Week 1: The Apple Lap (July 11-17)
2 laps of New York’s Astoria Line 8 (23km, 282m elevation)
Powerups: Anvil, Draft, Feather
- Week 2: Watopia Cup (July 18-24)
3 laps of Watopia’s Two Bridges Loop (22km, 240m elevation)
Powerups: Anvil, Ghost, Feather
- Week 3: Watch the Femmes Takeover! (July 25-31)
1 lap of France’s Casse-Pattes (23.9km long, 145m elevation)
Powerups: Anvil, Draft, Burrito
- Week 4: Yorkshire Grand Prix (August 1-7)
2/3 lap of Yorkshire’s Royal Pump Room 8 (18.8km, 343m elevation), ending atop Reverse KOM
Powerups: Anvil, Draft, Ghost
- Week 5: London International (August 8-14)
1.5 laps of London 8 (27.8km, 262m elevation), finishing at the Mall sprint
Powerups: Anvil, Burrito, Draft
- Week 6: Rund um Innsbruck (August 15-21)
2.5 laps of Innsbruck’s Innsbrucking (23km, 213m elevation), finishing atop the Leg Snapper
Powerups: Aero, Feather, Ghost
- Week 7: Trofeo Bologna (August 22-28)
1 lap of Bologna Time Trial Lap (8.05km, 236m elevation)
This is a mass start, non-drafting TT where riders will be required to use a TT frame. We recommend using one of the two new frames Zwift recently released (the Felt IA 2.0 or Scott Plasma RC Ultimate) due to their strong mix of aero and climbing performance.
Thanks to ZwiftPower, riders can compete in three different ways in this series:
- Race Position: first across the line wins, of course. But you can race each event more than once if you’d like, and ZwiftPower will save your best finish for ranking purposes.
- Global Position for Each Race: see your results vs. all other racers for each week’s event on ZwiftPower. (You may filter results by gender and ZwiftPower category.)
- Overall Global Position Across All Races: track your performance across all the Classics races via an overall time-based GC on ZwiftPower. Track your overall GC position here >
Zwift Classics races are using Zwift’s newish category enforcement scheme, which sets a minimum category for each racer based on their 60-day power history in Zwift.
Streaming coverage will be provided by Nathan Guerra of Zwift Community Live, with a special focus on Wednesday’s races at 5:10pm BST/2:10pm EST/11:10am PST when Nathan will race the A category and live-stream his efforts on his personal YouTube channel. Details to follow…
Questions or Comments?