This July, the Zwift community can ride the brand-new worlds and routes we created especially for the Virtual Tour de France. To learn details of the pro-only invitational races, head to this page.
Can I ride the same roads as the pros competing in Virtual Tour de France?
Yes. You can ride some of the same courses on the same days as the pros by participating in the Virtual L’Etape du Tour de France.
During the following weekdays, you can also explore the new France and Paris maps in the Discovery rides that happen Monday–Friday.
What is the difference between the Virtual L’Etape du Tour de France and
Virtual Tour de France — Discovery Rides?
The Virtual L’Etape du Tour de France events are larger and epic in scale as well as more competitive to mimic the legendary real-life L’Etape du Tour de France events. They’re also limited to weekends.
Virtual Tour de France — Discovery Rides are during the week and more casual. They also provide an opportunity to ride the other stage from the previous weekend’s race. And they’re the only way outside of Virtual L’Etape du Tour de France to ride these routes before July 25.
How can I unlock the Virtual L’Etape du Tour de France kit?
Finish one of the Virtual L’Etape du Tour de France official weekend events.
You will not unlock the L’Etape kit during the weekday Discovery rides.
Are some Virtual L’Etape du Tour de France events more challenging than others?
Generally speaking, they get progressively harder. But they’re all challenging.
Can I ride all three Virtual L’Etape du Tour de France stages?
How do you sign up for Virtual L’Etape du Tour de France and Virtual Tour de France—Discovery Rides?
Just log onto your account at zwift.com or the Zwift Companion app, find the event you want to participate in, and sign up.
How do you prepare for Virtual L’Etape du Tour de France?
Update your Zwift game app. You must use the latest version.
Update the Zwift Companion app to v3.16 if you use it. iOS version here. Android version here
Make sure you have everything you need for a typical Zwift session. We recommend that you err on the side of more food and water.
On the day of the event, log on early. We recommend at least 60 minutes earlier, just in case the game has to update.
Get to the pen about 15 minutes early, even if you don’t need that much warm-up. That way you’ll be in the front section of the pen.
What’s up with the yellow Ride Ons?
Cool, right? They’re a nod to the Yellow Jersey that the race leader wears.
This sounds amazing. Where can I watch the pros race the Virtual Tour de France?
We answer all your questions on the Virtual Tour de France 2020 FAQ page.