Ride the Zwift Virtual l'Etape du Tour this July!
Amateur Sportive and Gran Fondo riders can see how they stack up against the pros at three Virtual Etape du Tour races on the first three weekends of July
While the best pro cyclists in the world including the liakes of Chris Froome, Egan Bernal and Marianne Vos star battle it out Virtual Yellow Jersey at the Virtual Tour de France on Zwift over the next three weeks
For the next three weekends in July riders on Zwift can join the rest of the pro peloton to race around the new virtual France map, including Nice, Pau and iconic Mont Ventoux.
With demand for the Virtual l’Étape du Tour de France stages expected to be huge, riders can choose from 16 different start times for each stage spread out over each weekend.
Amateur Zwift l'Etape du Tour Schedule
4-5 July, Stage 1: Nice, 29.5 km mountain stage with 682m climb.
11-12 July, Stage 2: South-West France, 45.8 km rolling hilly stage.
18-19 July, Stage 3: Mont Ventoux, 22.9 km with 1200m climbing.
Find all the details and sign up for the Virtual Etape du Tour here.
Two new courses added to Zwift for Virtual Tour de France
Two new Zwift maps have been designed for the Virtual Tour de France. Both new maps have been designed specifically for the Virtual Tour de France, according to Zwift. The French map takes inspiration from across the country and will include many of the iconic sights Tour de France fans have been accustomed to seeing, including vineyards, Roman aqueducts and sunflower fields.
The map also includes a virtual replica of Mont Ventoux, dubbed Zwift’s Mont Ven-Top: a 20.8km climb with 1,539m of ascent.
The Paris map is a smaller world, featuring the Tour’s finishing circuit on the streets of the French capital.
Zwifters will be able to ride around the Arc de Triomphe, take in the Place de la Concorde and sprint down the Champs-Élysées, just like the best sprinters of the Tour de France on the final stage of the race.
If the Virtual l’Etape du Tour doesn’t take your fancy, on weekdays throughout July Zwifters will also have the opportunity to ride the same routes the professionals competed on over the previous weekend.
Watch the Pro Zwift Virtual Tour de France LIVE here next week!
Saturday 4th July, stage 1: Nice, 36.4 km (4 x 9.1 km, hilly stage)
Sunday 5th July, stage 2: Nice, 29.5 km (682 m of ascent, mountain stage)
Saturday 11th July, stage 3: North-East France, 48 km (flat stage)
Sunday 12th July, stage 4: South-West France, 45.8 km (2 x 22.9 km laps, hilly stage)
Saturday 18th July, stage 5: Mont Ventoux, 22.9 km (finish at Chalet-Reynard, mountain stage)
Sunday 19th July, stage 6: Paris Champs-Elysées, 42.8 km (6 laps of the circuit)
Stages of the Virtual l’Etape du Tour de France
4th and 5th July, Stage 1: Nice, 29.5 km (682 m of ascent, mountain stage)
11th and 12th July, Stage 2: South-West France, 45.8 km (2 x 22.9 km laps, hilly stage)
18th and 19th July, Stage 3: Mont Ventoux, (22.9 km, finishing at the observatory)
2020 Zwift Virtual Tour de France Women's Teams
Alé BTC Ljubljana
Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team
Ceratizit – WNT Pro Cycling
FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
Lotto Soudal Ladies
TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank
TWENTY20 Pro Cycling
Valcar Travel & Service
2020 Zwift Virtual Tour de France Men's Teams
AG2R La Mondiale
Astana Pro Team
B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
Team Bahrain McLaren
Deceuninck – Quick-Step
EF Education First Pro Cycling
Israel Start-Up Nation
NTT Pro Cycling
TOTAL Direct Énergie