Dr Hutch column: In the brave new world of Zwift, dishonesty and deceit come along for the digital ride, but ZADA’s catching up

"Give us all a year or two, Zwifting will be indistinguishable from real life"

Dr Hutch

Amid the wreckage, there are two organisations that have had a good 2020/21. One is the Covid-19 virus, which has outperformed all its expectations and is no doubt planning to float on the stock exchange. The other is Zwift.

A year ago I would have been very frightened indeed by the idea that what was coming was going to be so dramatic that turbo training was going to count as light relief. But that’s how it’s been.

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Michael Hutchinson is a writer, journalist and former professional cyclist. As a rider he won multiple national titles in both Britain and Ireland and competed at the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games. He was a three-time Brompton folding-bike World Champion, and once hit 73 mph riding down a hill in Wales. His Dr Hutch columns appears in every issue of Cycling Weekly magazine