Alpecin Cycling Series

The new virtual granfondo series on Zwift

Superstar MVDP on your side!

Join the competition and get the brandnew Wahoo KICKR BIKE as well as many more nice Give Aways

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Take part in the Alpecin Cycling Series, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Wahoo KICKR BIKE including a WAHOO HEADWIND, with a value of 3,729 EUR! In addition, organizer Zwift is giving away 10 Alpecin-Fenix sets (jersey + bib short) and 50 Alpecin Caffeine shampoo product sets.

You’d like to know how to participate in the competation? Read the Terms and Conditions.

The new virtual granfondo series on Zwift


28th June 2020 | 26th July 2020 | 30th August 2020

Do you miss cycling in a group? Not only big events like granfondos and races are canceled. The weekly group or club ride is also not possible under the given conditions. Ready for a spectacular alternative?

Join now the new Alpecin Cycling Series on Zwift. Together at the start line in the virtual giant group ride with other „Zwifters“ in the Alpecin jersey. Finish in your own pace, have fun and a great time with your buddies and cycling fans.

Is this a Race?

No, but some participants may ride it like one. The Alpecin Cycling Series is a personal challenge against the distance and the clock. It’s all about doing your best and trying to finish.

Highlight: Long-Distance Route

The Alpecin Cycling Series offers you the ultimate endurance challenge of virtual long-distance. Based on your fitness or your personal goals, „rock“ the giant group ride in your own pace. If this is the first group ride for you on Zwift, welcome!

Short Distances as an Option

You’re not confident to finish the long distance? Then choose one of the shorter distances and find a group with similar goals and speed.


All participants, whether route A, B or C selected, will start together at the same time.

Gran Fondo

Zwift World: Watopia
Distance: 97.2 km /60.4 miles
Elevation gain: 1148 m / 3768′

Medium Fondo

Zwift World: Watopia
Distance: 72.6 km /60.4 miles
Elevation gain: 981 m / 3219′

Bambino Fondo

Zwift World: Watopia
Distance: 51.1 km /32.4 miles
Elevation gain: 553 m / 1814′

How can I take part in the Alpecin Cycling Series?

You can find the events of the Alpecin Cycling Series directly on Zwift. Just follow the link and enter the events into your calendar.


28th June 2020 10.00 am (CET)
26th July 2020 10.00 am (CET)
30th August 2020 10.00 am (CET)

Special Guest

Mathieu van der Poel

Cyclocross World Champion, Mountain Bike World Cup winner, Amstel Gold Race hero: Mathieu van der Poel from the Alpecin-Fenix team is the current superstar in all three disciplines of cycling.

Mathieu will ride the Alpecin Cycling Series together with you. Draft and get closer to MVDP’s wheel in the first event on June 28, 2020.

Mathieu van der Poel

The corona virus is a challenge for all of us. I miss extremely the races. But what I miss even more is sharing the passion for our sport. How much I miss training in a group with my colleagues and friends. And I think you feel the same way! Therefore I will ride with you on June 28th in the new Alpecin Cycling Series on Zwift. Let's rock the virtual long-distance in the Watopia course together!

Mathieu van der Poel


Interested people and relatives of riders do not have to miss the unique atmosphere of a real granfondo event and can follow the Alpecin Cycling Series live. The three virtual giant group rides will be streamed on the Youtube channel of e-Cycling TV Germany & Alpecin Cycling facebook page and are presented by Martin Otto.