AusCycling is pleased to announce a partnership with online cycling platform Zwift which will see the continued rise of Cycling Esport in Australia.
The partnership marks the culmination of several years of work with Zwift which included the development of a world-first Cycling Esports National Racing Series in mid-2020.
The partnership between Zwift and AusCycling will see a regular calendar of events and exclusive rides for AusCycling members, the continuation of the National Racing Series, the addition of the National Junior Racing Series, Mountain Bike events and the addition of Masters and Graded races.
AusCycling will also offer exclusive monthly rides with members of the Australian Cycling Team.
Eric Min, Zwift CEO and Co-Founder:
“Cycling Esports provides a fantastic opportunity to grow the sport of cycling, bringing a new generation of cyclists.
“This further expansion of AusCycling sanctioned racing on Zwift will provide cyclists of all abilities the opportunity to experience the fun of racing on Zwift.”
Kipp Kaufmann, AusCycling’s General Manager Events & Racing:
“The growth of esports in cycling has continued to accelerate throughout the world over the past twelve months, so we are especially pleased that with this partnership AusCycling will be able to expand our offering beyond just the elite level to all levels of our membership.
“We are thrilled to be leaders in Cycling Esports. The Zwift platform will allow our members to get more out of riding bikes for competition and fun.”
Key Elements of the Exclusive Events will include:
For more about AusCycling, visit the website at auscycling.org.au
- April: AusCycling Masters Road Series: Three weeks of Masters only competition on various Road Races.
- May: Stage of Origin: An annual series which will pit state versus state for bragging rights on the best Cycling Esports state.
- May - July: National Racing Series and National Junior Racing Series: J15 and J17 National Series
- June - July: NRS Sportive Series: Race the same courses as the NRS in a graded mass start format.
- July - August: Mountain Bike Event: Further details to be confirmed closer to the event
- August AusCycling Time Trial Series: Race against the clock in a National Time Trial Series
- September: AusCycling Crit Series: Get Ready for the criterium season with a graded criterium series.