Almost all major sports are on hold right now, including the sport of cycling. Thankfully for cyclists, cycling can be done not only outside but it can be done virtually inside as well.
A group of competitive cyclists decided they needed to get in some friendly competition right from their homes. Though this may not be ideal for some, it was a great way let off some competitive steam that may have brewing after months of being stuck at home. This new way of virtual competing may be a glimpse into the new world of cycling.
Connected to the Zwift virtual world for running and cycling were the real-life athletes riding stationary bicycles in their dining rooms, garages or backyards.
In a way, cycling is an ideal virtual sport. Compared with a basketball team, it’s easier to translate what an individual cyclist or runner does at home into real-world road speeds. And cycling is already technology obsessed. Even many amateurs ride on Zwift have gadgets to measure their vital statistics, and use apps to compare themselves with others who rode up the same hill.