Sports & Recreation
Could we be about to get a series of new roads to ride? Simon, Shane and Nathan assess the impact on Zwifters of the (as yet officially unconfirmed) news that Zwift is to stage a virtual version of Le Tour de France, complete with the IRL planned start and finish stages in Nice and Paris.
Perhaps more excitingly, there is speculation that the talk of a “marquee climb” may be a new TdF climb, rather than the existing recreation of L’Alpe D’Huez.
If so - and it’s still an “if”, which one might it be . . .Simon boils down the likely choices and the Zwiftcasters decide which one of those candidate climbs it might be.
Taco Cat has made a name for himself with his occasionally bizarre, and very frequent, posts in the Zwift forums online . . . .Simon tracks down Taco Cat to his lair to find out more about his owner, Craig Hulce.
Despite an uninvited guest in the form of a large and very noisy jackhammer directly outside Zwiftcast Central, the podcasters push on to discuss the recent Race for Heroes and how successful and entertaining the charity event was. Could this be a pointer towards the chase format figuring more strongly in Zwift racing?
Zwift CEO Eric Min has been named as the 30th most influential person in cycling . . . . did Cycling News’ Power List get this right?. . . . .the Zwiftcasters discuss.
Pride Month has seen a whole series of events across the platform spreading the inclusivity message and Zwift has backed the initiative with a substantial donation to Athlete Ally, an advocacy group. Simon talks to the organisation’s executive director Hudson Taylor.
Finally the Zwiftcasters wrap up the episode with a tech round-up, including a plea to Strava to sort out the “long straight line” quirk which would, for example, make linking rides in Paris and Nice not possible on Zwift.
We hope you enjoy listening.
Ep 91: Insight on the Pacer Bots from HQ, Ray Maker on indoor cycling and the gigantic success of WTRL + all the Zwfty chat
Episode 90: Zwift CEO Eric Min discusses 2020 and Zwift's new thinking
Ep89: The big catch up! Steering, PacerBots, all new Academies, the eWorlds, The Fence and more
Ep 88: La Belle France and the Tour virtuel + all the Zwifty chat
Episode 86: Game Updates, the massive success of Team TT and all the Zwifty chat
Episode 85: Zwift beyond the crisis; Private MeetUps and Boost Mode plus all the Zwifty chat
Episode 84: Celebrating the Zwift Community
Ep 83: Pro Riders on Zwift, the good and bad; Monica is the Route Hero and the Pants Podium!
Episode 82: Anti Sandbagging "catches' the boss! The Ineos Weekend and Cops called to Zwifter!
Episode 81: Is this the Solution to Sandbagging? Plus all the Zwifty chat
Episode 80: The Fence is Back, Clubs Launches and Tour de Quarantine
Episode 79: Crazy numbers on Zwift; will there be a trainer shortage and changes at HQ
Episode 78: Peak Zwift Revisited, Community Reaction to the Virus + Operation Cofidis
Episode 77: Richmond refreshed, Ella wins big and the Minterview verdict
Ep 76: The Minterview . . . Zwift CEO and Simon in conversation
Episode 75: Peak Zwift (or is it?) Tour de Zwift and all the Zwifty Chat
Episode 74: Crit City + review of 2019 and hopes for 2020
Episode 73: The One for Runners
Episode 72: Special from DC Rainmaker's Pain Cave in Amsterdam
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