The qualification races for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships races took place this weekend and featured three short and explosive events, helping to further improve fan engagement. A similar three-race format, designed to prove the ultimate all round test, will be used for the 2023 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships in February on a brand new course set to be revealed in the coming weeks.
A total of 50 qualification places were up for grabs, split equally across the men's and women's fields. 200 riders will take to the start of the final in February.
The new formats proved hugely successful, creating new racing dynamics never seen before in Zwift. Tactics proved to be more decisive than ever before and those prepared to take a risk saw their efforts pay dividends, with nearly all of the qualification places decided by a small bunch or solo finishes.
The full list of qualifiers through to the 2023 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships can be viewed below:
Men’s Europe and Africa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV8yMqk-PQM&t=14s
Men’s Americas: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1651919119
Men’s Asia and Oceania: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1651466290
Women’s Europe and Africa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPMdUhKMjX8
Women’s Americas: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1650938439
Women’s Asia and Oceana: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1650481411