Wish a pro triathlete would bike with you on your home turf? It’s happening.
Join Craig “Crowie” Alexander, Cam Brown, and Emma “Snowy” Snowsill on training rides they’ve designed themselves.
Wish a pro triathlete would bike with you on your home turf? It’s happening. Down Under champs Craig Alexander, Cam Brown, and Emma Snowsill are pedaling in the Zwift Tri Legends Ride Series and you can join them from the comfort of your trainer.
The tri legends will be doing individual workouts they’ve designed themselves, which will be streamed live on Zwift starting Aug. 27. You can join the pack, but don’t expect easy rides because these three athletes are beasts: Aussie great “Crowie” Alexander, 45, is a three-time Ironman world champion; 46-year-old Brown of New Zealand has been on Ironman podiums 41 times; and Australia’s “Snowy” Snowsill, 37, has captured multiple championship titles and even an Olympic gold medal in her incredibly storied career.
The pros will all be riding on Australia time, but here’s the schedule with dates and time zones adjusted for U.S.-based riders who want to join them:
Alexander will get on course Aug. 27 at 2:30 p.m. (PDT). His 70-minute session focuses on training to ride at threshold. The first half includes warmup and progresses into 30-second repeats at 105 percent FTP (functional threshold power) before moving into longer blocks of 8-, 6-, 4- and 2-minute efforts at 100 percent FTP for the second half of the session.
Brown sets out Sept. 3 at 2:30 p.m. (PDT), and Snowsill’s ride starts Sept. 10 at 2:30 p.m. (PDT). Details of their training sessions are still being worked out, but rumor has it the training will be anything but “walks in the park.”
Register for the events at Zwift.com. Not a Zwift member? Check out the Zwift FAQs for information about memberships as well as other virtual rides with triathletes from around the world. The FAQs also answer questions about equipment needed to get started.