Zwift rider banned, then unbanned, for publishing 'unnoticeable' weight-doping hack

Luciano Pollastri, a contributor to ZwiftInsider, published details of a hack believed to have existed for years

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What was meant to be a weekend of virtual cycling celebration at the eSports world championships was marred by the revelation a Zwift user was banned for publishing details of an "unlimited and unnoticeable" weight-doping hack.

On the eve of competition this weekend just gone, ZwiftInsider contributor Luciano Pollastri unveiled a simple hack you can use on the platform that can make any rider a virtual Tadej Pogačar - practically unbeatable.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.