The 2022 UCI Esport World Championships will take place this Saturday, 26 February and will feature top cycling esports athletes from around the world, including some of the biggest names in women’s cycling, and defending women’s champion, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio.
Team South Africa will be on the digital startline with a full-strength complement of Zwift specialists:
2022 UCI CYCLING ESPORT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Date: Saturday, 26 February
Start time: Women 20:15 & Men 21:45
Course: New York Knickerbocker course
Gamification: With 7 chances to collect PowerUps along the course, riders will need to be strategic about which PowerUps they deploy, and when, to assist them in their bid for glory.
NEW YORK KINCKERBOCKER COURSE
Both men’s and women’s races will take place within Zwift’s 54,9km futuristic New York Knickerbocker course, a challenging parcours worthy of a World Championship.
With barely a flat section of tarmac and a mixture of rolling and steep terrain (with gradients that top out at 14%), the course will be selective and offer several opportunities to attack for different types of athletes.
The men’s and women’s event winners will be awarded the UCI Cycling Esports World Champions Jersey incorporating the famous rainbow stripes. As in other disciplines, winners will earn the right to wear a physical jersey during the sanctioned esports races and activities they participate in throughout the following year. Alongside this, the winning athletes will also be able to wear a digital version of the UCI Cycling Esports World Champions Jersey whilst on the Zwift platform.
Prize Money will be awarded equally to the men’s and women’s races.
More info: Zwift.com