Like Zwift for seniors: Sport England supporting virtual Road World Champs for older riders

Like Zwift for seniors: Sport England supporting virtual Road World Champs for older riders

Joseph Delves 14 Aug 2019 Virtual reality cycling is helping older people explore from home while keeping physically and mentally active While the pros are competing for the title of World Champion in Yorkshire this September, another group will be battling it out in an almost as hard-fought contest. Riding specially designed exercise bikes, thousands of older people across the world will be competing in the Road Worlds for Seniors. Using a set-up that will be familiar to users of platforms like Zwift, the aim is to keep people with otherwise limited mobility moving, while providing mental stimulation that can particularly benefit people with mild cognitive impairment. Run by start-up Motitech, its system can found in care homes and day centres around the world. Employing static exercise bikes combined with video and sound to take users on cycle trips through familiar surroundings and childhood memories, the Road World Champs for ...

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The weekly spin: It’s not just WorldTour men competing at gravel races

When the field lines up for the Steamboat Gravel event — okay, okay SBT GRVL — on August 18, there will be some recognizable faces from across professional road, mountain, and cyclocross racing. They won’t just be recognizable men’s faces. The inaugural SBT GRVL event is shaping up to offer one of the highest-profile women’s fields … The post The weekly spin: It’s not just WorldTour men competing at gravel races appeared first on CyclingTips .

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CT Recommends: Cycling rain jackets that work

Supported by Whether you’re a fair-weather rider or the no-day-off type, a rain jacket is sure to come in handy at some point. Personally, I’m very much in the former camp, and if I’m riding in the rain, it’s either because I grossly misjudged the weather or I’m forced to ride at a bike launch. Yeah, I’m … The post CT Recommends: Cycling rain jackets that work appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Zwift expands Watopia with rolling roads of Titan’s Grove

Zwift, Titan's Grove

Virtual cycling behemoth launches new area that aims to be a treat for both the legs and eyes

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Zwift Power Rankings - Final Standings

Zwift Power Rankings - Final Standings

Does going 1-2 guarantee topping the final Zwift Power Rankings? Does it NOT! The Tour de France is never just about the golden fleece on the Champs-Élysées not even in its 100th anniversary year as the 106th edition delivered so many stories, all earning points in the final Power Rankings for 2019.

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Zwift Power Rankings - Stage 20

Zwift Power Rankings - Stage 20

Drinking champagne out of plastic glasses with no bottoms while staying upright on a bike is all that stands between Egan Bernal and his Tour de France coronation. But who else finished Stage 20 feeling successful and who is feeling a bit meh?

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Zwift Power Rankings - Stage 19

Zwift Power Rankings - Stage 19

The weather, mud and ice deserve top spot in the Power Rankings after decimating Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France. Race director Christian Prudhomme also gets a mention after making the tough but correct call to stop the race. But there's stilll a race and we must cast our eye over the action.

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Zwift Power Rankings - Stage 18

Zwift Power Rankings - Stage 18

Just like that, Nairo Quintana and Romain Bardet turned their fortunes around in the only classification that really matters, the Power Rankings.

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Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 17

Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 17

Smokin'! Mitchelton-Scott seared up a spot in the tight upper half of the Power Rankings with Matteo Trentin adding a fourth victory to the Australian team's tally. All but two of the non-big name GC teams made it into the breakaway so there's a bit of movement at the Power Rankings station.

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Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 16

Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 16

With Jakob Fuglsang crashing out of the stage, several teams improved their positions in the Power Rankings which at Stage 16 looks as battered and bruised as the peloton.

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Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 15

Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 15

Take Julian Alaphilippe out of the equation and just 15 seconds separates Geraint Thomas, Steven Kruijswijk and Thibaut Pinot. Meanwhile, Mitchelton-Scott moved up the rankings with a third stage win.

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Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 14

Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 14

The Tourmalet. Where Thibaut Pinot and Julian Alaphilippe kept all of France's Tour dreams alive and where other GC contenders' dreams went to die.

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Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 13

Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 13

Julian Alaphilippe's dominant display helped Deceuninck-Quickstep to the top spot, the ITT in Pau causing quite the stir on the Power Rankings.

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Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 12

Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 12

With 18 teams represented in the 40-rider escape on Stage 12, the Power Rankings experienced a slight shake-up.

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Zwift Power Rankings - Stage 12

Zwift Power Rankings - Stage 12

With 18 teams represented in the 40-rider escape on Stage 12, the Power Rankings experienced a slight shake-up.

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Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 11

Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 11

Tour debutant Caleb Ewan's dream victory saw his team Soudal Lotto improve its place in the rankings, the bunch sprint he won in an improvement in the rankings

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Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 10

Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 10

The general classification was up-ended with some attacking action in the crosswinds, putting a number of teams and riders in an unenviable position coming into the first rest day.

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Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 9

Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 9

An emotional win for Impey and a day for the lesser teams on the Power Rankings to get active in trying to nab themselves a stage win. The breakaway realised pretty early that they were being given enough leeway to win the stage, so it quickly became a battle of tactics and legs just between the 14 riders out front.

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Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 8

Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 8

Well, that was exciting! Julian Alaphilippe delivered upon his promise to return to yellow, Thibaut Pinot is now the top-ranked general classification contender and despite all that Thomas De Gendt was still the most impressive ride of the day!

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Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 6

Zwift Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 6

The first mountain stage hasn't seen anything confirmed in the battle for the general classification, but we are certainly seeing a pecking order established and who won't be competing for the top step of the podium in Paris.

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