Thursday, February 4th
12:00AM GMT
Movistar Team Challenge Community Qualifier Race #2
Please Note (Jan, 28): The Movistar Team Challenge Community Qualifier Race event has been expanded to allow the Top 5 in each race to advance (20 total) instead of the Top 3 (12 total) based on race performance.

The Movistar Team is the longest-running and one of the most successful squads in pro cycling’s top tier, the UCI WorldTour. Do you want to throw your leg over your own official team bike, wear the official kit, and race for them? You’re in the right place.

The Movistar Team Challenge Community Qualifier provides the Zwift community a chance to make history as a member of the first World Tour-backed esport cycling squad, the Movistar E-Team.

Throwing your hat in the ring is easy. Snagging one of the coveted spots is not. To start the process, signup for the Community Qualifier. The fastest men and women will progress to a series of elimination races in the Movistar Team Challenge. After three rounds of intense racing and challenges, Movistar Team will invite ten riders — five men and five women — to join the Movistar E-Team.

These riders will become part of the official Movistar Team and most of the privileges* that entails: including a CANYON bicycle, equipment, and team kit. And, of course, they will also receive the virtual Movistar kit. (*You won’t have the privilege of racing in the freezing rain in late winter races!)

Although race results are a massive part of the selection process, social media presence, conduct, and personality will also be factored in to ensure the finalists mesh well with the Movistar Team’s values. That’s no different than most, if not all, UCI teams.

The Movistar E-Team will target the Premier Division of the Zwift Racing League in both male and female categories as they seek to become one of the best cycling esports teams on the planet.

Movistar Team Challenge Community Qualifier Race
Date - Feb 3rd
- This race is the entry point for non-preselected riders to the Challenge. The Community Qualifier welcomes riders worldwide to battle across two laps of Zwift’s Ocean Lava Cliffside Loop in Zwift. There are only two time slots available, focusing on the most popular times on Zwift.
- The top 5 riders from each qualifier race (Q1: 5 Male & 5 female, Q2: 5 Male and 5 Female - 20 total) will be invited to the Movistar Team Challenge.
- Zwifts Accuracy and Data Analysis team (ZADA) will verify race results. Riders are required to abide by the Zwift Esports Rules as outlined here.

How do I enter the Movistar Team Challenge?
- Finish top five in your selected Movistar Team Challenge Community Qualifier race on Feb 3.
- FYI: Movistar and Zwift already invited 300 of the best-ranked racers on the platform, currently racing in Season 2 of the Zwift Racing League, to compete for a spot on the team.

Is This a Race?
You know the answer to this. This is a race to find the 20 fastest community riders on Zwift. They’ll advance to Round 1 of the Movistar Team Challenge. Both Zwift and the Movistar team will follow the race closely. Please calibrate your power meters and trainers, and make sure your rider details are correct before the race[s].

Race Eligibility requirements:
- Heart rate monitor
- Direct drive trainer and power meter (correctly calibrated)
- ZwiftPower account (race performance will be compared against historical Zwift data)
- Strava account (race performance will be compared against historical data)
- Correct weight/height
- Be at least 18 years old as of March 1, 2021
- zPower riders are not eligible as 2 sources of accurate power measurement are required
- Any rider to be in contention must be able to provide or carry out additional verification procedures as required by ZADA.
- All riders will be assigned the Canyon Aeroad and Zipp 454 wheels to ensure equipment parity.

Movistar Team Challenge Qualifier Race
- Route: Ocean Lava Cliffside Loop (2 laps)
- Distance: 38km total

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