The rise of eracing - why is it so popular, how big can it get and how do you get started?

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We look at the rapid rise of indoor virtual racing with Canyon and Zwift

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Giant And Liv Celebrate The Joy Of Cycling This Month With 11Th Annual Ride Like King Event

Worldwide cycling celebration honors company founder King Liu with group rides outdoors and online with Zwift, plus special prizes for participants This year marks the 11th annual Ride Like King event, a yearly celebration for cycling put on by Giant and Liv throughout the month of May. This year's festivities include a host of opportunities to get together with friends for group rides on roads, paths or trails, and also online with Zwift. There are a number of premium prizes available to participants this year, including either a Model Year 2020 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 0 Disc or Model Year 2020 Liv Langma Advanced Pro 0 Disc. Participants will also have opportunities to win limited edition Ride Like King jerseys, signed by King Liu. Ride Like King started in 2009 as a small event within the Giant family to celebrate company founder King Liu's passion for cycling. In 2007, at ...

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Zwift goes pink for the Giro

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Zwift creates exact replica of the prologue course in its virtual world

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The Secret Pro: Taxes, Zwifting, and the things we talk about

We talk about different things, depending on the setting. Allow me to explain. The post The Secret Pro: Taxes, Zwifting, and the things we talk about appeared first on CyclingTips .

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My journey to Cape Epic

There's arguably no cyclist who better represents the Colombian cycling lifestyle better than Esteban Chaves. We join the charismatic former Giro d’Italia runner-up on his favourite ride in the Eje Cafetero in Colombia. The post My journey to Cape Epic appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Britain’s greatest Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey launches cycling academy for female riders

Joseph Delves 8 May 2019 Place on the Storey Racing team up for grabs along with the chance to join Donnons Des Elles au Vélo J-1 on the route of the Tour de France Multiple National Track Champion and Paralympic gold medalist Dame Sarah Storey is to launch a cycling academy for female riders. Currently the team captain of the eponymous Storey Racing, Dame Sarah intends the academy to provide a route to young amateur cyclists who want to break through to the professional level. Initially offering five places, recruitment will be by open invitation meaning anyone can apply. Find out more here: skoda.co.uk/cycling-academy Open until 24th May, riders will initially be asked to log their training rides via a dedicated Strava club. Stand-out performers will then be invited to a trial at the Lee Valley Velo Park. The venue where Storey claimed several of her Olympic golds, riders who ...

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Zwift expands with Giro d’Italia 8.2km prologue course this weekend

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Pro teams will ride new course ahead of actual Giro race

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Zwift vs TrainerRoad: Which is best for you?

Zwift vs Trainerroad

Indoor training has been given a new lease of life, we compare the two main training apps

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Week in Tech: New Garmins, Schwinn Paramount, Zwifting the desert

Week in Tech: New Garmins, Schwinn Paramount, Zwifting the desert

Garmin's new head units offer expanded metrics. Schwinn revives the Paramount. Suspension for road bikes. Mavic gravel wheels, and more. Read the full article at Week in Tech: New Garmins, Schwinn Paramount, Zwifting the desert on VeloNews.com .

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Canyon launch 'world's first professional eRacing team'

Canyon has launched the first professional eracing team

German direct-to-consumer bike manufacturer Canyon Bicycles have announced the launch of "the world's first professional eRacing team": Canyon ZCC. The team, formed of five male and five female riders, will race in the Zwift KISS Community League where both squads won the inaugural events. The 10 riders are joined by a team manager, Rhys Howell, who will communicate with the team's riders during racing through a radio "giving instructions and providing information throughout the race". Canyon say the team kit is inspired from the early rave era in the 1990s, with Canyon releasing a limited number of 50 replica team kits to celebrate the launch of the team, available from their website from May 7. The team will wear the jerseys while racing on Zwift and in 'real life'. The team is equipped with Canyon Aeroad CF SL bikes, allowances for travel to events, trainers and accessories from Wahoo, and ...

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Zwift’s Watopia goes west with Fuego Flats update

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Latest expansion to the indoor training video game

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Zwift expands into the desert with Fuego Flats

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Four new routes added with addition of Fuego Flats expansion

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CT rides the Absa Cape Epic: The toughest mountain bike race on Earth?

The Absa Cape Epic is the crown jewel of the Epic series, and arguably the hardest MTB race in the world. So how did a couple of roadies measure up to South Africa's stunning, savage terrain? The post CT rides the Absa Cape Epic: The toughest mountain bike race on Earth? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Crazy tech, a Norwegian win and a Utah holiday: The Bunch, Ep 9

Welcome to another episode of the Bunch. This week’s episode, I’m sorry to say, is not coming from pro cycling capital of Europe, Girona, Spain. I think it’s time we had a break from that place for a while. But like every other episode, it is jam-packed with all the news from here at CyclingTips. … The post Crazy tech, a Norwegian win and a Utah holiday: The Bunch, Ep 9 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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British eRacing champions reflect on their wins last night in ground-breaking event

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Virtual cycling platform Zwift partnered with British Cycling for world-first event at BT Sport's London studios

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Photo gallery: The best of the 2019 Taipei Cycle Show, day three

I spent my third day of the Taipei Cycle Show in the second exhibition area, strolling the parts and accessory hall – which is somewhat confusing given I spent the first two days also perusing parts and accessories. I digress. The gates are open to consumers on the third day, and the booths are busier … The post Photo gallery: The best of the 2019 Taipei Cycle Show, day three appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The latest cutting-edge products from Elite for on and off the bike

The latest cutting-edge products from Elite for on and off the bike

The Italian maestro doesn’t just make bottles

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E3 BinckBank Classic Preview

A familiar sight in 2019

The best non-monument cobbled classic can’t stop getting in the way of itself. (There’s a saying that I’ve only heard used in West Virginia that seems oddly appropriate - The E3 organizers can’t stop stepping on their own dicks). The always-exciting racing is often overshadowed by the organizer’s sexist provocations in advertising the race. This year’s addition to their chauvinistic oeuvre was this: Honestly, the body paint thing standing alone is kinda neat. The message, though, is at best muddled— “Who will crown himself prince in Harelbeke?” First, in the Frog Prince fairy tale, it’s a princess that kisses a frog, which turns the frog into a prince. (And actually, in one of the original editions of the Frog Prince fairy tale, it wasn’t a kiss by the princess that turned the frog into a prince, but rather the princess smashing the frog against the wall in a fit of ...

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The Outer Line: Zwift’s eSports play could win big

The Outer Line: Zwift’s eSports play could win big

Zwift's growing online racing scene has attracted millions of dollars of investment capital and legions of devoted indoor cyclists. Read the full article at The Outer Line: Zwift’s eSports play could win big on VeloNews.com .

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Zwift’s grand plans for virtual bike racing

I’ve attended a fair number of road races over the years — the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, the Tour Down Under, the Tour of Flanders, and Paris-Roubaix — and they all usually have certain elements in common. If they’re not held on particularly challenging roads, then at least the scenery is noteworthy, or … The post Zwift’s grand plans for virtual bike racing appeared first on CyclingTips .

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