Sunday, July 8th
8:00AM GMT
Dig Deep Coaching Grand Tour: Stage 2
Group Workout

On stage 2 of this Grand Tour, you are your team chosen rider for early break. You have the pleasure to be aggressive from the drop of the flag and make sure you do everything possible to get into the prestigious break away which will be in front for the majority of the stage. You will jump on the attacks at the start and it will take three big effort to make the break get a gap on the peloton. After this the break will settle their effort as you increase your lead over the chasing bunch. With the finish line approaching and the sprinters teams hunting for glory, the break away ramp up the effort as you try and get to the finish line ahead of the bunch.

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The 'Dig Deep Coaching 3 Week Grand Tour,' is a Zwift virtual replication of the Tour de France which will allow people to participate and understand the demands of what it's like to ride for 3 weeks, over variances of intensity and durations. We are doing each stage as Group Rides so you will be able to enjoy the experience with many others who will take this challenge. We have looked at each individual stage and devised workouts that's comparable to the effort which the actual riders will be taking on during the Tour. We have used our expert knowledge and many hours going through Power Data and stats from previous races, to understand and approximate effort during critical times of each stage. You will be able to feel what it's like to attack on a punchy climb in Brittany, power over the cobbles of northern France and push your limits for long periods of time on Alpine climbs. All of the stages will last between 45 minutes and 1 1⁄2 hrs.


We have detailed the intensity and durations that are comparable to the demands the riders will be doing during each stage and replicated that into a workout for you to complete each day. You will be able to ride your own Tour de France each day, on the same day that the riders will be tackling the actual race during July. We have picked a role which you will mimic each day. You will take on a persona of different types of riders who make up a Grand Tour and in doing so, each stage ridden will always be different than before.

You will have the following role to play during today's stage:


It is your responsibility to be in the front from the start and make the early break. It is common on Grand Tours, that the opening kilometers in the stages can be the hardest, as the riders attack to make the prestigious break. Attack from the gun and then do your best to hold onto your lead as you approach the finish.


Dig Deep Coaching is a global coaching company that works with athletes of all levels across the following disciplines: road, track, cyclocross, MTB and triathlon. Whether you are taking part in your first ever gran fondo or aiming to compete in the professional peloton, Dig Deep Coaching can help you out.

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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.

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