Zwift updates rules for top level eRacers, only permitting trainers with power reading accuracy of ±2% or better

The overwhelming majority of Zwifters are not going to be affected by these changes – but for those tracking the nascent sport of eRacing, it’s interesting to see where things are going

Zwift racing
(Image credit: Zwift)

As of July 31, Zwift has updated its Cycling Esports Ruleset, which applies only to a small number of designated high-level events – the vast majority of Zwift racers won’t be affected by the changes, or the ruleset in general.

But that said, it’s not so often you get to see a new sport develop from the ground up, so following its progress brings its own interest. 

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg