ETU club teams have fun while racing each other on Zwift


ETU club teams have fun while racing each other on Zwift

As we are all faced with the current regulations around the COVID-19 crisis in Europe we are all not able to race in a regular triathlon. The ETU wants to keep being engaged with their triathletes all around Europe and therefore we invite all the European club teams to join the “online race group” we have set up and who did some try-outs the last two weeks, which went fine. Teams from the Netherlands, Italy and Spain have raced in a Team Time Trial event Thursday evening on Zwift around 19:30 CET. They had great fun and it was a good way for them to build their club spirit and have the race feeling again.

We therefore invite all clubs who would like to be part of this online ‘competition’ to register with the “ETU online club race group”. For the moment we do Team Time Trials, but perhaps later we will have other formats as well. We will keep a weekly standing based on a simple system. The best team gets 1 point, second best 2, number 3 etc. So, the team with the least point will be the number one. If you do not start of do not finish you will get the same points as the number last plus an extra penalty. More details will follow, however the focus will be on meeting each other online and racing and have fun together.

If you want to join your team needs to have at least three athletes who are a member of your club, who have an indoor smart trainer and a Zwift account. We also strongly urge clubs to send in mixed and female teams as well. When you join you will be provided with all the details in how to register for the race and other things.

If your enthusiastic you can send an email to Andrea Gabba and Wouter Dijkshoorn