UCI to launch esports World Championships through Zwift link-up

Craig Edmondson (left) pictured with UCI president David Lappartient (right) during his time with Zwift. (Photo: Zwift).

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has signed a wide-ranging Memorandum of Understanding with online training and racing platform Zwift, through which it will develop cycling esports and hold a first-ever World Championships in the discipline.

Cycling esports was integrated into the UCI Constitution last September and the UCI’s MoU with Zwift is designed to establish requirements that ensure the discipline meets integrity and fairness standards, as well as launching the inaugural UCI Cycling Esports World Championships in 2020.

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