The Zwift Racing League opens up competitive virtual racing to compete against other riders from all over the globe.
You’ll be able to try your hand at the world of sportives from your own home, and boost your fitness with fun competition. The Zwift Racing League organises races using the Zwift cycling app platform to provide annual seasons designed to test you from home.
We’re taking a look into the world of virtual racing, and why you should choose Wattbike to help you compete.
The Zwift racing league is a virtual racing event hosted on the Zwift cycling app and platform. It’s managed and run by WTRL. WTRL racing stands for World Tactical Racing Leagues, and creates virtual sporting and e-sports events. In 2020, they became an exclusive partner to Zwift to run the Zwift Racing League.
The Zwift virtual racing events cater to elite and amateur cycling teams, both regionally and globally depending on each event.
How to Join the Zwift Racing League
In order to compete in WTRL racing and the Zwift racing league, you’ll need:
Find the ‘Events’ page and filter by race and category to find the Zwift racing league event you want to participate in.
Ensure you check the rules of each race in order to qualify and when each event takes place over the season.
You’ll need to be part of a team to race, but can often find teams looking to recruit through the WTRL or through social media groups.
Be sure to check the WTRL regular for the latest Zwift Racing League round dates and details.
Getting Assigned a Zwift Racing League Category
There are different categories or divisions in the Zwift racing league, which means riders can compete against fellow enthusiasts of similar ability. These categories are sorted by the watts per kilogram (w/kg) gained from your FTP test.
The categories are divided into groups A - D, with separate groups for men and women. The more experienced and fitter riders will be in group A, with ability descending down to group D.
Once you’ve paired your at home trainer, such as the Atom smart bike, you are ready to complete solo workouts and race in virtual events. Their immersive indoor training experience and interactive motivational technology can help you produce real-world results.
Review your race data to turn insights into actionable training.
Harness training session data to better focus areas for improvement.
In the Hub, you can access a host of additional insights, including a full analysis on your pedalling technique.
In addition to Hub data, precise race performance with graphs of your session data in Zwift can help you pinpoint where to focus your training next.
Why Wattbike Should Be Your New Training Partner
The Wattbike Atom is one of the best compatible trainers for an array of cycling apps. With Wattbike DNA at the core to help you unlock and maximise your performance for the real road, indoors. Designed by experts and trusted by the best athletes from around the world. Also available on finance.
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