On Sunday, 26 February 2017, the first ever Dutch Zwift national championships will take place. The competition will be organised by the KNWU and Zwift. The race will start at 11:00 a.m. (UTC +1). Anyone with a Zwift profile is allowed to take part, but only Dutch racers will be included in the results. Live commentary will be provided. You can follow the race on KNWU Facebook Live (for Dutch live commentary go to the KNWU Facebook Page). Further information can be found here.


The National Championships

At 11:00 p.m. (Dutch timezone) on Sunday, 26 February, the first official national Zwift championships will begin. There will be four categories.

  • The A group (FTP > 4 W/kg), 5 laps.
  • The B group (FTP 3.2– 4 W/kg), 5 laps.
  • The C group (FTP 2.5– 3.2 W/kg), 4 laps.
  • The D group (FTP < 2.5 W/kg), 3 laps.

Each category will ride five, four of three laps of the Watopia Flat Route. Each participant must put his category after his on-screen name, i.e. <name> <(category)>. Eight national titles are up for grabs, with men’s and women’s winners to be declared for each category.

join the race

Joining is simple. Register via the events option in the Zwift app or on the start screen when you’re logged in to Zwift. You will then be placed on the start line automatically. Zwift’s usual race rules will apply. For more information, as well as tips and tricks that will help you ride the championships as well as possible, visit this page.

Would you like to try out a few races ahead of time? Visit the events page to find all of the planned rides and races.




open nk

It will be an open championships, so no one will be excluded. However, only Dutch racers will be included in the results. The official results will be made available as quickly as possible via this website and will be final. Disputing the results will not be allowed. Of course, the KNWU is always open for suggestions for the next championships. Please contact us at with ‘NK Zwift’ in the subject line. This is the first national championships, so we’ll certainly be able make many improvements in 2018.




Naturally, you’ll be looking for kudos and encouragement from fans too. They will be able to follow your progress live during the Zwift national championships. They’ll be able to view a stream of the race live commentary on KNWU FaceBook Live.

If you have any unanswered questions, please direct them to us via Twitter (@KNWU) or our Facebook page. You can also send us a message via the contact form or via email ( We’re looking forward to seeing you online on the 26th and wish you much success with your training.

P.S. Because taking part is as important as winning during this event, everyone who completes the race has the chance to ride away with a special prize. More about that later though…


The Zwift national championships has been made possible by Martijn Zijerveld (Imagehunters), Zwift, and the KNWU.