Zwift unveils its biggest cycling esports competition after losing out on hosting the World Champs

The Zwift Games will consist of three races for men and women: the Sprint, Epic and Hill championships

Zwift avatars racing on the virtual cycling platform in a cycling esports event called the Zwift Games
(Image credit: Future)

In the summer of this year, the virtual racing platform Zwift expressed its disappointment in losing the hosting duties of the Esports World Championships to competitor MyWhoosh. But now Zwift is back with a new event called the Zwift Games, with an aim to host the “largest cycling esports event ever held”.

The Zwift Games are open to all riders, so everyone has the chance to qualify for the Zwift Games Elite Finals and be crowned overall Zwift Games Champion.

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Anna Marie Abram
Fitness Features Editor

I’ve been hooked on bikes ever since the age of 12 and my first lap of the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in the bright yellow kit of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers. For a time, my cycling life centred around racing road and track. 

But that’s since broadened to include multiday two-wheeled, one-sleeping-bag adventures over whatever terrain I happen to meet - with a two-week bikepacking trip from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia being just the latest.

I still enjoy lining up on a start line, though, racing the British Gravel Championships and finding myself on the podium at the enduro-style gravel event, Gritfest in 2022.

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60–63kg