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Zwift 2018 National Championships Announced
Zwift’s Biggest One Day Race Series to Take Place Saturday, February 24.

Zwift, the fitness platform born from gaming, is to host the first Men’s and Women’s Zwift Nationals Championships event on Saturday February 24, 2018. Zwifters from the top 15 nations worldwide will compete to earn the right to wear their national jersey in Zwift for a year.

Each national championship event will have include men’s and women’s individual races. Both races will take place on the Watopia Volcano Climb Course. The 2018 Men’s National Championship Race will complete three laps of the 14.2 mile circuit, taking in a total of 2,007ft of climbing. The Women's 2018 Championship Event will take place over two laps of the same course, totalling 1,338ft of climbing.

For 2018, the 15 countries with the most Zwifters have been selected to compete in the first Zwift National Championships. These countries are; USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan, Netherlands presented KNWU, the Dutch National Cycling Federation, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, South Korea, Denmark, Switzerland, France and Poland. All events take place on Feb 24 with the exception of Australia. The Australian Zwift National Championships will take place later this year to fall in line with their winter cycling season. As with all regular national championship events, you must enter the championship corresponding to your registered nationality, rather than country of residence. If your home nation isn’t featured, fear not, more countries will be added in 2019.

Zwift National Championships Rules
● Riders are required to wear heart a rate monitor to be eligible for the win.

● Riders will have to use a power meter or smart trainer to be considered for the win; ZPower on traditional trainers or rollers will not be eligible.

● Riders producing over 5w/kg average will be automatically disqualified. These riders can be reinstated after providing similar real-life matching performances verified by ZADA.

● Strava data for the Zwift National Championship races must be open (not private or hidden).

● Riders must register at before the race.

● By entering this event, riders agree to the terms and conditions at

● Eligibility is based on a rider’s Zwift account country/flag, not the rider’s place of residence.

For more information on the Zwift National Championships, head to

Zwift is offered as non-contract, monthly subscription priced at US$14.99 / £12.99 per month. A seven-day free unlimited trial is automatically offered to all new account holders. Zwift is currently available on PC, Mac, iOS and Apple TV on the App Store along with Zwift’s companion app, the “Zwift Mobile Link,” which can be used in tandem with Zwift as a game controller, data display, event feed, and social integration tool.


About Zwift
Zwift is the fitness company born from gaming. We’re dedicated fitness enthusiasts that also happen to be experienced software and video game developers. Combining that passion and deep understanding of the fitness world, Zwift is the first company to use massive multiplayer gaming technology to bring the outdoor experience indoors. Athletes from around the globe can train and compete with each other in rich, 3D-generated worlds simply by connecting their existing devices & hardware (e.g. cycle trainers, power meters, treadmills heart rate monitors, etc) wirelessly via open industry standard ANT+ and BLE. From friendly competition, to racing & structured training programs, Zwift is building a community of like-minded athletes united in the pursuit of a better social fitness experience.


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