Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift 2022 FAQ

Zwift is delighted to announce that we are the presenting partner of the Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift. At Zwift, we’re committed to elevating women’s cycling, and we’re in it for the long haul.

We’ve signed on for a four-year title sponsorship of the Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift, the most iconic one-day race in cycling, as well as the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, the biggest stage race. Zwift is investing in the future of women’s cycling, championing parity and paving the way for the next generation of heroes. We are expanding our significant investment in the women’s peloton and partners with one of the most exciting and iconic one-day road races, nicknamed the “Helll of the North,” set to kick off on April 16, 2022.

As part of our commitment to pave the way for the next generation of heroes, we are shaking things up with the #NEWRULES Campaign. #NEWRULES will help pave the way to a brighter future., by focusing on building stronger, more inclusive days to come. To kick it all off, here are our first #NEWRULES:

With more action that you can imagine, women’s racing is all out. The more we watch, the more women win.

Big personalities, endless attacks, and camaraderie that feels like family.

Bike racing is evolving in real time. Watch it from the front row.

Because it does. Cycling will never be the same.

Today’s stage winners will inspire tomorrow’s champions.

Looking for more info on how to join the #NEWRULES campaign? You can learn more on our Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift main page or Support Hub FAQ.

Want to learn more about Paris-Roubaix avec Zwift? We’ve got you covered.

How is a one-day “Classic” like Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift different from a stage race like Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift?
Both are chess matches on wheels. In one-day races, there’s only one day of racing and one prize up for grabs. The legendary “Classics” are called that because they have the longest histories in the sport, and run on the most challenging courses.

In a multi-day stage race, teams aim to win specific stages, or play the long game over many days and fight for the overall title. There are additional prizes for the best climber, best sprinter, and best young rider.

How is Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift different from other Spring Classics?
Imagine racing a skinny-tired road bike over stretches of ancient granite cobblestones while fighting to control a bike doing its best to shake itself (and you) apart. The faster you can push a big gear, the less those cobbles hurt. A slick, powdery dust covers these stones when it’s dry, but if it’s been raining, it’s like mud on ice!

Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift is called the “Hell of the North’’ because its cobblestone sectors in Northern France are the roughest of the cobbled classics. The pancake-flat course leads to the faster average speeds than the hillier Spring Classics like the Tour of Flanders, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, or the Amstel Gold race.

What qualities will the rider need to do well on a punishing, yet flat cobbled parcours like this?
The distance and difficulty of the course rewards well-rounded riders who can sustain high power for extended periods of time, like time trial specialists. But riders will need handling skills to make it through, too, as we saw last year. Only the most resilient riders will finish, much less win. And even then, a little bit of luck always helps!

Why is Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift especially unpredictable?
While teams will ride in support of designated captains, the women’s peloton has a deep pool of riders who can win on any given day. On a brutal course where day-ending flat tires, broken wheels and crashes can strike anyone at any time—an underdog might emerge as champion.

At Zwift, we are so excited to be a partner in the evolution of Women’s Pro Cycling. Stay tuned for more awesome content and chances to win awesome swag during Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift.


Really excited for this.

A comment I’d heard (maybe on ZwiftCast?) about the first “virtual tour” was the men’s peloton seemed almost bored and disengaged, like they were on their trainers because their corporate bosses told them to do it. Maybe that’s not universal and they’ve smartened up but the women, on the other hand, made the most of the opportunity and poured their hearts into it, making for a much more interesting watch.


Glad to hear that. It would be great if that committement could result in follow through on showing the women’s leaderboard in Zwift.


Looking forward to the Paris-Roubaix I think the woman racing is going to be very exiting, they race very different than the men.


Looking forward to it!

I will be getting up early to watch the live stream on Flosports.

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Like Cofidis, they were doing 3-4 hour trainer rides then being force to do the Zwift races and getting dropped straight from the pens. :joy: The women actually race their bikes where the world tour men in large see it as another faff obligation they have to do.

I’ve looked in a few places and I can’t find the spot to register for the 100km Mission.

If you’re on the old UI, it appears on a tile to the left of the central route-choice menu on the page after pairing. You just click on that, where it lets you ‘register’ or ‘check in’, or some such.
Unless I’m mistaken, on the new UI, it’s on one of the many tiles on the home screen that appears after the pairing screen.

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I will also be watching while on the bike. 7:30am EST on Peacock.




No punctures on Zwift. :wink:

Please don’t give the game devs any ideas, @Gerrie_Delport_ODZ :sweat_smile:

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Any plans to add this course to Zwift?

I just tried to watch the replay in the U.S. Got Peacock expressly for the purpose as they were the only option here; the sound is atrocious. You can barely hear the commentary as it’s buried beneath the music intro, helicopter and crowd noise. It’s actually pretty much unwatchable. I will report this to Peacock, but thought Zwift might care to know as they are a sponsor and promoting this event.

Edit: sound improves to passable but not great about an hour and half in…

I tweeted at them about it an it got better. First time I used Twitter for that.

Yes the sound was bad but th race was awesome :sunglasses:


Glad you were there for quality assurance. :joy:
Sounds like NBC/Peacock was asleep in the control room.

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LoL I can’t believe they didn’t notice.

@Lebasi_Lashley: Peacock is not the only option in the US. Try GCN Race Pass. Well worth the investment. And if you add a VPN extension to your browser you can get even more racing (shhhhhhh).

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Thanks Nigel, I believe this event was blocked in the U.S. on GCN+. I’ve had VPN in the past but didn’t want to re up for one event and I found it only works on my small screens not on the big TV as it’s Roku and it’s not easily confused on my location.

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