Pro rider raises the bar and racks up 1,000km in single ultra-distance Zwift ride  

The Burgos-BH rider spent 37 hours in the saddle in one activity

(Image credit: Getty Images)

There has been no shortage of unbelievable Zwift rides taking place since the coronavirus lockdown started.

Last month Astana’s Laurens De Vreese spent 11 hours in the saddle, while Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas is currently deep into his three 12-hour Zwift rides to raise money for the NHS.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.