Cycling eSports gold for Denmark and the Netherlands, bronze for Team USA

Bjørn Andreassen and Loes Adegeest win virtual rainbow jerseys at the 2023 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships

Images from the 2023 UCI Esports World Championships
(Image credit: Zwift)

The best cycling eSport talent across the globe contested the third annual UCI Cycling Esports World Championships on February 18, held in Zwift's purpose-built Scotland map.

The 173 racers faced an all-new format, and after the three-race gauntlet was done, it was Denmark’s Bjørn Andreassen and The Netherland's Loes Adegeest who crossed the finish line archway in first, earning the world champion title and virtual rainbow jersey. 

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.