Zwift launches monthly Amgen Tour of California Virtual Ride Series The creators of Zwift, the increasingly popular virtual training software, have teamed up with the Amgen Tour of California organisers to host the Amgen Tour of California Virtual Ride Series, a chance for you to ride with a professional racing cyclist.
The virtual group training rides will be hosted at Zwift’s headquarters in California and everyone is invited to join the rides. They have even arranged for the Tour of California commentator to commentate on the rides, which could give the group rides an interesting twist.
The rides will be hosted once a month leading up to the real-world Amgen Tour of California on 15-22nd May. This is the reason for the group rides of course, a way to promote the professional stage race.
Each group ride will be joined by a professional rider, and the first one (which we’ve just missed) featured Zwift and Strava fan Laurens Ten Dam. Zwift hasn’t announced the names of any other riders for future rides yet, we presume they’ll do that nearer the time.
The rides will last 1-hour and be a moderate pace, it’s not intended to be a fast ride or even a race. […]