Zwift, the global online training platform, has announced the return of the Tour de Zwift for 2021. The popular stage event returns with eight stages for both cycling and running, starting on 4 January.

The Tour de Zwift is an inclusive stage event that allows Zwifters of all abilities to explore eight of Zwift’s worlds, discover different routes and join a variety of events. There will be group rides, runs, special guest events as well as Rookie Rides and Runs.

Rookie Rides and Runs are ideal for those discovering Zwift for the first time. The events will be led by some of the most knowledgeable Zwifters who will help impart their knowledge and ensure participants will have a great time learning the how-tos of a group event. The rides will be kept between 1.2 w/kg to 2.0 w/kg in order to encourage everyone to stay together. Runs will also be kept at a social pace and designed for those newer to group events.

Performance apparel brand Le Col has partnered with Zwift and will be the Official Clothing Partner of the Tour de Zwift. Le Col has designed the official kits of the 2021 Tour de Zwift. Both the limited edition cycling kit and running tech tee, identical to the in-game designs, will be available to purchase from Le Col’s site today. Participants of the 2021 Tour de Zwift will unlock a $65 USD//£50 to spend at lecol.cc. In addition, all stage finishers will be entered into a prize draw with the opportunity to win a Colnago C64, courtesy of Le Col.

Each stage will feature a different theme and there will be different length routes for runs and rides to pick between depending on which event category is selected. Ride past London’s famous monuments during a flat and fast ride. Spot the Sloth on the Jungle Circuit. Admire the sunflowers while pedalling along the undulating hills of RGV in France. Test your legs and count the hairpins while ascending to the snowy peak of Alpe du Zwift. With 852km of roads available to discover during the Tour de Zwift, there is something for everyone.

The Tour de Zwift takes place between 4th January and 20th February. More information, including details of how to take part in each stage can be found at https://www.zwift.com/tdz