Not according to a paper published in the International Journal of Esports, but Zwift disagrees
A paper published in the International Journal of Esports found Zwift fails to protect the health and safety of riders and ensure fairness in all cycling esports events. Zwift responds.
A group from Teesside University in Middlesbrough, UK, believes Zwift fails to meet the purpose of its anti-doping policy. The review published in the International Journal of Esports states that, due to significant limitations to the policy and a lackadaisical anti-cheating culture, Zwift falls short when it comes to protecting the health and safety of riders not to mention ensure fairness and integrity across all cycling esports events.
Is it good enough for Zwift to only intensely scrutinize elite-level competitors, or should they do more to find the perfect balance? Comment below!
Semi-retired as owner and director of his private Orthopedic Physical Therapy practice after over 20 years, Chris is blessed with the freedom to pursue his passion for virtual cycling and writing. On a continual quest to give back to his bike for all the rewarding experiences and relationships it has provided him, he created a non-profit. Chris is committed to helping others with his bike through its work and the pages of his site.
In the summer of 2022, he rode 3,900 miles from San Francisco to New York to support the charity he founded, TheDIRTDadFund. His “Gain Cave” resides on the North Fork of Long Island, where he lives with his beautiful wife and is proud of his two independent children.
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