Kaden Groves sprints to second in Zwift’s Kiss Road Race
The Kiss Road Race powered by Zwift landed to the fourth round out of the ten that are compressed in the competition. The race featured a parcour inspired in the streets around New York, and our talented Kaden Groves overcame the short steep climbs and powered to second in the race after a solid effort. “I am very happy with the race, it was quite a hard course with some hard steep climbs. I went flat out, so I am happy with the end-result” highlights the Australian rider. 

We are proud to have the Academy as a participant of the first ever esports cycling professional cycling competition, and yesterday’s result is a confirmation of the seriousness and the competitiveness that our youngsters put in every Wednesday. “Personally, I am a big fan of short and fast races. I know that I can not push myself that hard while training alone indoors, so it is great to have this tool and it has a positive impact on our condition” points out Groves. 

Our racing road racing program will kick off in early March, once our second training camp in Loutraki, which is now underway, finishes. Therefore, having the chance to get into racing spirit that early in the year is great for the riders and Performance Staff as our Australian sprinter points out. “I think that these races are a good test to see where we are at this point of the season and which areas should intensify our training plan in”.

We take the e-competition very serious and together with Panos Theocharis we created our own stadium in Greece. It’s a new dimension of cycling and we believe in the future of e-racing. Together with our partners like Tacx and Zwift, we are trying to grow in this discipline as well. Seizing our first podium spot in the first professional e-competition is something we can be proud of.