UCI moves Esports World Championships away from Zwift, awards to MyWhoosh

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio racing on Zwift in her paincave
(Image credit: CSA)

When it was announced that the first UCI Cycling Esports World Championships would be held in 2020, Zwift was firmly embedded as part of the new opportunity to chase the rainbow jersey. However, even then, there was a hint that this may not always be the case as it was revealed that in 2020 a bidding process would be launched.

Now for 2024, 2025 and 2026 the Cycling Esports World Championships will no longer be on the platform which was so integral to its initiation, with the UCI thanking Zwift for its expertise in helping establish the event as it announced that it had awarded the event to virtual cycling app MyWhoosh.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.