NRS Turns To Zwift As Border Restrictions Continue
There's not a lot of competitive outdoor cycling going on at present but the National Road Series is still alive and well.
Thanks to online cycling platform Zwift, the 2020 NRS is well underway with riders and teams competing from home and fans able to livestream the action.
Due to Federal and State and Territory Government restrictions that remain in place across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cycling Australia says no real life National Road Series events will be held until at least September.
Debuting earlier in May, the 2020 Cycling Australia National Racing Series on Zwift will feature six races on varying courses, with six-rider men’s and women’s NRS teams battling it out with their on-road rivals in the virtual reality competition.
Each round is live-streamed across Zwift and the NRS Facebook page and features live commentary and special guests.
Team BridgeLane sprinter Nick White, who boasts Australian titles on the road and in the virtual world, said in these uncertain times it can hard to find the motivation to train.
"Wo we are lucky to have a platform like Zwift that has really come to the rescue," he said.
“I have always been a keen Zwifter after making the finals of the Zwift Academy and then going on to winning an e-racing Australian National Championship in 2017. I’m looking forward to getting the series started with Team BridgeLane, especially with the likes of Ben Hill on the team who wins at least one Zwift race a day.”
To watch online, visit Zwift or follow the National Road Series on Facebook.
2020 Cycling Australia National Racing Series on Zwift
Event 1 (completed) – Saturday, 2nd of May, Women’s 9:00 am. Men’s 10:00 am
Event 2 (completed) – Saturday, 16th of May, Women’s 9:00 am. Men’s 10:00 am
Event 3 – Saturday, 30th of May, Women’s 9:00 am. Men’s 10:00 am
Event 4 – Saturday 13th of June, Women’s 9:00 am. Men’s 10:00 am
Event 5 – Saturday 27th of June, Women’s 9:00 am. Men’s 9:30 am
Event 6 – Saturday 11th of July, Women’s 9:00 am. Men’s 10:40 am