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KISS EU Crit Series Finals presented by Tacx heads to London

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This weekend is set to see the KISS European Crit Series Championships final take place at bike retailer Bespoke Cycling on Gresham Street, London. The virtual cycling event series has been running throughout the winter season with competitors battling it out on Zwift to win one of 20 (10 men, 10 women) finalist spots at the live final in London on April 14th.

The race format will be a closed event with the 10 riders racing head to head on the Zwift Volcano Circuit in the counterclockwise direction. The total race distance for both men and women is 37.5km over 8 laps.

New to racing on Zwift, a points race classification will be run on laps 2, 3 & 4 where the first four riders to cross under the new arch inside the Zwift volcano will be awarded 5, 3, 2 and 1 points respectively. Prizes will be awarded for the top three at the end of the race.

Towards the end of the race, things will spice up even more with an elimination. At the end of laps 6 and 7, the last two riders to cross the Stone Lap Arch will be eliminated from the race, leaving six riders remaining to battle it out for the winning spot on the final lap.

The winners from both events will each receive a lifetime subscription to Zwift and a Tacx Neo trainer. Second and third placed finishers will each be awarded a Tacx Flux trainer.


A list of all finalists can be found below:

Women’s Race (18:30 GMT):
Cassie Baldi – UK
Kristin Falck – Norway
Carey Conabeare – UK
Kerstin Pohl – Germany
Karen Jennings – UK
Frédérique Hate – France
Gerline van der Bij – Netherlands
Willemijn Prins – Netherlands
Anja Leuendorff – Germany
Inje Jansen – Netherlands
Kjersti Hoel – Norway

Men’s Race (20:30 GMT):
Tim Cartwright – UK
Kim Little – UK
Søren Bay – Denmark
Marcin Krzywonos – Poland
Tom Hargreaves – UK
Gavin Dempster – Scotland
Phil Whiteley – UK
Vidar Mehl – Norway
Peter Föhn – Switzerland
Frank Bakulov – Russia

The KISS EU Crit Series Finals presented by Tacx will be streamed live on Zwift Community Live and there are still a few remaining tickets available to watch the action. To register, fans can head to the official Eventbrite page.

Zwift is a ‘fitness company born from gaming’. With a team of dedicated fitness enthusiasts that also happen to be experienced software and video game developers, Zwift combines that ‘passion and deep understanding of the fitness world’. Zwift notes that it is the first company to use massive multiplayer gaming technology to bring the outdoor experience indoors. Athletes from around the globe can train and compete with each other in rich, 3D-generated worlds simply by connecting their existing devices & hardware (e.g. cycle trainers, power meters, treadmills heart rate monitors, etc) wirelessly via open industry standard ANT+ and BLE.

From friendly competition, to racing & structured training programs, Zwift is ‘building a community of like-minded athletes united in the pursuit of a better social fitness experience’.



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