Official partners for the 2022 Cycling Esports World Championships announced

2022 Cycling Esports World Championship
(Image credit: Zwift)

At one time it would have been science fiction to tell the story of cyclists around the world connecting via the internet to race against each other on a computer game in real-time, but as cycling moves ever farther into the digital future that defines our world, that's exactly what's happening. There is an ever-increasing focus on Esports, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the UCI Esports World Championships just a few weeks away, the sport's governing body has today confirmed that Wahoo, Shimano and NTT will join Zwift on the list of official partners. 

The ability to compete at home with the flexibility of time has brought more and more people to the sport of cycling, both online and offline. With that increased participation comes ever greater competition and interest, and in late 2020 that interest included recognition from the UCI. 

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx