Sunday, April 4th
9:00AM GMT
TUZ - Tour of the North 2021 - Day 2 Stage 3
Welcome to the third of four stages of the Team Ulster Zwifter’s Tour of the North Easter series. Join us on 37km (4 Laps) of Watopia’s Hilly Route.

All four stages to be completed over three consecutive days during the Easter weekend Saturday 3rd April to Monday 5th April 2021.

TUZ have taken on the challenge of running this year's cancelled Tour of The North International Cycle Race 2021 on the Zwift platform with full endorsement from the Tour of the North (TON) committee.

This annual International road race has been running for over 50 year's every Easter on roads around Northern Ireland.
Former winners include the former world number 1 Sean Kelly (1976) and more recently the 2013 World Scratch Track race champion Martyn Irvine from Newtownards who won the 2009 race. TUZ’s own Thomas Evans is also a former winner and he along with the commentary team will be streaming the full event live on our TUZ YouTube channel.

The event will run as close to the outdoor event as possible over 3 consecutive days involving 4 stages including a Time Trial on day one and an epic final stage.
Each stage will include the four standard Zwift categories: Cat A, B, C & D and a dedicated ladies category Cat E.

Individual and team stage results will be published on Zwiftpower directly after the race.
All category times will be combined into a single General Classification (GC) E Cat and published on the dedicated Zwiftpower League: a new window

Who are TUZ?
TUZ was founded by Ross Blayney to enable riders from cycle clubs throughout the province of Ulster (Ireland) to race and train together.

TUZ is a group of local Ulster riders & guests with no affiliation to any official organisation or body.

Up to date information can be located on the Zwiftpower League “About” Page: a new window

More information about TUZ and the TON event can be found@
TUZ Facebook: a new window
TUZ Discord: a new window
TUZ @ Zwiftpower: a new window
TUZ Email:

TUZ @ Youtube: a new window

Please choose the correct category for your ability:
A - Cat A or Above 4.0 w/kg
B - Cat B or 3.2 to 3.9 w/kg
C - Cat C or 2.5 to 3.1 w/kg
D - Cat D or 2.4 w/kg and below
E - Cat E Ladies Only 1 to 5 w/kg

Cadence & Heart Rate Monitors MUST be worn.
No ZPower in final results

Please sign up to Zwiftpower to be included in the results.
Zwiftpower: a new window

Course Info:
You’ll need to be well warmed up for the start of this stage as within 2km the first of four KOM climbs begin. The first 1km climb is steep at the beginning but levels off with an average gradient of 5.5%. After a short descent, racers will pass through the Italian village and onto the sprint banner. More points are on offer toward the green jersey competition. Straight after the sprint banner is a short kicker climb, then over the Esses. This section of rolling curves always adds excitement to a race as riders work to hold a wheel over a roller coaster of gradient changes. In the final lap a pure sprinter is wise to conserve energy here, but should do so while holding the wheels of those attacking from the short kicker climb. After the Esses there is only 1km to recover before the final downhill sprint to the finish line.
This stage is sure to split the field into many small groups, so find a group and work together to get to the finish line.
TUZ - Tour of the North 2021 - Day 2 Stage 3 (A) - Race Results
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