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eSports worlds contested Saturday
The third UCI Cycling Esports World Championships on Zwift will be contested Saturday.
Some 200 racers from 23 nations take the start line on Zwift’s brand-new Scotland map starting at 6 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. PST
This year, a new racing format will produce exciting viewing, and fierce racing, officials said. The new multi-discipline format features three races — The Punch, The Climb, The Podium — contested within a 75-minute period.
Colombian cyclist positive for EPO-CERA
Dubán Bobadilla, a 25-year-old semi-pro from Colombia, tested positive for EPO-CERA, the Colombian cycling federation said this week.
The control was taken during an out-of-competition test in October, and he’s been given a provisional ban, according to the Colombian federation’s latest update. Bobadilla finished 20th overall at the 2022 Vuelta a Colombia.
More details on Vuelta Femenina coming soon
The first edition of La Vuelta Femenina by Carrefour.es will start from Costa Blanca, officials confirmed Thursday.
The full route of the race will be presented on February 28th in a ceremony of which more details will be revealed soon.
Teams and riders have been complaining about the lack of course details of the season’s first major stage race, set for May 1-7.
Marc Hirschi out with injury
UAE Team Emirates officials confirmed that Marc Hirschi fractured his arm in a crash Wednesday in stage 1 at the Volta ao Algarve.
“Unfortunately following a crash on stage 1 of the Volta Algarve Marc Hirschi has been diagnosed with a fractured right radius bone,” officials said. “He will travel home for further medical supervision and is expected to be out for up to eight weeks.”