How fair is Zwift racing?

E-racing continues to grow, but how is it policed?

(Image credit: Zwift)

Virtual racing has grown at a rate that's taken much of the cycling world by surprise. Like Jack's enchanted beanstalk, all too suddenly treading a pathway to a hidden universe, this new genre within an often antiquated sport has progressed from a first National Championship event in 2019 to the planned UCI World Championships in 2020.

Regulation has had to be drafted up at a similarly whirlwind pace.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.