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How fast is Fabian? Zwift Chasing Cancellara will find out + Tour For All Fundraising success

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Like us, you’re probably using the trainer more than ever, even as the weather outside improves. Which means it’s good to have ways to mix up your indoor riding – like Zwift’s Chasing Cancellara which is back once again.

ZWift Chasing Cancellara june 2020 groups

Only this time, the format has changed a bit. Instead of the Olympic gold medalist and 3x Paris–Roubaix champion getting a head start and riders trying to catch him, you’ll get the head start this time. That means Fabian Cancellara will be starting behind you, chasing you down, one pedal stroke at a time. Think you can hold him off?

ZWift Chasing Cancellara june 2020 groups

Depending on your category, riders will take off in staggered times with Fabian starting last. The goal is simply to not get caught – which might take some teamwork with the other riders in your group. The main event will take place at 2pm Sunday, June 28th and there are four group workouts leading up to it for those who sign up.

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Zwift Tour For All Fundraiser by the numbers

Cycling: 

  • 367,350 event completions
  • 7.37M miles ridden
  • 3.97M RideOns received
  • 137,000 race completions
  • 63.7K unique Zwifters took part in at least one race

Running:

  • 15,811 runs completed
  • 77.9K miles run
  • 167.5K RideOns received

Professional athlete participation:

  • 126 top professional cyclists, runners, and triathletes took part in the Tour for All Group events. Teams included Mitchelton-SCOTT, Canyon//SRAM, Boels-Dolmans, EF Education and Groupama FDJ. The team-based series classifications were won by Team NTT Pro Cycling Team and Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank

For most of the month of May, Zwift riders around the globe took part in Zwift’s biggest charity support month to date. The Tour For All was a four week long series of events which raised an impressive $305,000 for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and their COVID-19 Crisis Fund.

Zwift initially pledged to donate $125,000 and they set a goal of 250,000 rides or runs in Zwift to unlock a $125,000 matching donation for a total of $250,000 from Zwift alone. In a testament to how many people were staying at home to ride or run in place, Zwifters finished 383,161 events which crushed the goal. The Zwift community also chipped in with their own wallets, raising an additional $55,000.

“With a Zwift community stretching around the world, we knew we were uniquely positioned to do something big during a critical time. From the best professional athletes to the newest beginner, I am so proud of everyone who made Tour for All such a success,” says Eric Min, Zwift CEO and Co-Founder. “Our community came together in a big way for a cause that’s affecting the entire planet and I can’t thank our fellow Zwifters enough for making this happen.”

Good work, Zwifters.

 

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