Zwift is bringing back its mass-participation tour, the Tour de Zwift, for 2022, with eight stages starting on 10 January and running through to 13 February. New for this year is a split between the length of rides scheduled during the week and at weekends.
The Tour de Zwift is the online virtual cycling platform’s inclusive stage event that allows Zwifters of all abilities to explore eight of its worlds, discover different routes and join a variety of events.
Zwift is changing things up this year with rides now categorised into weekday and weekend rides.
“Weekday rides are shorter, more efficient, making it easier to find a time with work and school schedules and close to home in cities and residential routes,” Zwift explains.
“Weekend rides are longer rides that offer the opportunity to explore the natural perimeters of Zwift that feature mountains, dirt roads and rolling hills.”
Each stage is themed based on the route, starting with ‘Flat Is Fast’ running from 10 January to 13 January.
Zwifters will be able to choose from three distance based categories - the Shorter Ride, the Standard Ride, or the Longer Ride - for each stage.
The eight stages for the 2022 Tour de Zwift are as follows:
More information, including how to take part in each stage can be found at www.zwift.com/tour-de-zwift
Anna has been hooked on bikes ever since her youthful beginnings at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit. As an avid road and track racer, she reached the heady heights of a ProCyclingStats profile before leaving for university. Having now completed an MA in Multimedia Journalism, she’s hoping to add some (more successful) results. Although her greatest wish is for the broader acceptance of wearing funky cycling socks over the top of leg warmers.