Saturday, January 26th
1:00AM GMT
L'Etape du Tour Warm-Up: Endurance & Short Intervals
Group Workout
Your training journey for L’Etape du Tour starts now. Join us on Zwift as we gear up for one of the world’s largest sportives. These events will give you a lift in fitness before we begin the L’Etape du Tour Training Club. And you’ll build the layer-by-layer foundation needed before starting the proper training plan. Saddle up for a variety of rides as the action heats up.

Over the following weeks in the build to the start of the official L’Etape du Tour Training Plan in March, there will be 1 different workout each week that will help you get to grips with structured workouts in Zwift. When the Training Plan arrives you can hit the ground rolling to ensure you are getting the best fitness gains per session to help you reach your goal.

Want to learn more about L’Etape du Tour Training Club? Go to: a new window

Want to see more Warm-Up Events? Go to: a new window

To start preparing for the L'Etape du Tour Training Plan, this session will allow you to maintain your base fitness by touching some short high-intensity intervals mixed into endurance efforts. By completing 6 x 30sec intervals with good recovery, you will keep those fast twitch muscle fibers in check for when the L'Etape du Tour training plan begins.


Kevin Poulton - With more than 20 years experience coaching athletes at the World Tour level, Kevin has spent the past two decades designing workouts and structured training plans to help cyclists achieve their goals. He’s coached countless athletes to wins in Grand Tour stages and one-day Classics, including Mat Hayman’s 2016 Paris-Roubaix victory.


Zwifters line up in the starting area just like a normal event and once the event starts, workout mode begins. Everyone stays together regardless of power output. That's right, if you're outputting 100W and another Zwifter is outputting 400W you will stay in exactly the same position relative to each other. Only if you stop pedaling and fall 6 meters behind the group will the rubber-banding stop.

We highly recommend doing one of the FTP tests as the estimated FTP can be inaccurate and make the difficulty level of the workouts too high for your current fitness level. For more info on FTP go to: a new window