Zwift Grand Prix 23/24—Round Three Women’s Race: Format, Course, Teams and Where to Watch

Here's a brief preview of the Zwift Grand Prix 23/24 Round 3 Women's race, along with a recap of the exciting action from the men's race.

The Zwift Grand Prix 23/24 Round 3 Women’s edition is a 6-lap race on Scotland’s Glasgow Crit Circuit. This circuit hosted the 2023 UCI Cycling Esports World Championship final and will be the battleground for you and over 17,000 fellow racers next Tuesday in ZRL race 2.

The event format harkens back to the Premier Division days when elite racers and community riders tackled the same course in the Zwift Racing League back-to-back weeks.

Only the Women will compete this week, the first of three rounds (Rounds 3-5) mirroring the ZRL courses and formats. It’s an excellent opportunity to witness the action while scouting the course to strategize for your team’s victory.

The $100,000 Zwift Grand Prix 2023/24 series specifics are here! First, let’s recap last week’s men’s action!

Round Three Men's Race Recap and Team Results

Last week, the Zwift Grand Prix 23/24 Round 3 men’s race was a two-lap scratch race on the London Loop Reverse. With points awarded to every racer, 80 to the first and 1 point to the last, the stakes were high for teams to put as many guys in the top ten to twenty as possible.

In Round 3’s strategic chess match, racers received the Feather power-up at the London Loop (Start/Finish Line) and the Anvil power-up at the top of Fox Hill. As they approached the second and final lap, riders faced a decision: whether to use their power-ups on Fox Hill or save them for the crucial finish.

When the riders tackled the ascent of Fox Hill on lap one, the blistering pace strung out the group. Lennert Teugels from ABUS–Synergy set a blistering pace, and only 60 could hold on.

Zwift Grand Prix Men's Round 3 results
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Lap 2 presented the last chance for climbers to make a move on the punishing 12% slopes of Fox Hill. The second time up proved even more challenging than the first, and only 22 riders remained in the lead group.

After the descent with 2.5 km left to go, the race was all together before a series of relentless attacks proved decisive. Plantureux launched a monstrous with 2.2 km to go, and shortly after, Teugels bridged the gap.

With 500 meters remaining, the pair had a 6-second advantage, and Teugels unleashed his Anvil power-up, sprinting to victory ahead of the rapidly approaching peloton. Plantureux secured second place, and Haavard Gjeldnes (Movistar eTeam) claimed the final spot on the podium.

In this points-heavy scratch race, every rider’s performance counted, and it was appropriate that Teugels led ABUS–Synergy to victory in Round 3, while Plantureux’s strong showing added to Hexagone’s success by securing second place. NeXT eSports pb Enshored finished third, followed by Coalition Alpha and Wahoo Le Col.

Zwift Grand Prix Men's Series Results after 3 races

Congratulations to the racers and teams for an amazing performance in Round 2. Now to preview the Women’s Round 3 race format, course, teams, and where to watch!

Women’s Series Round 3 - Zwift Racing League - Points Race

In Round 3, the women will attack the primes of a Points Race, completing six laps of Glasgow Crit Circuit in Scotland. It is a pointy affair, with nine intermediate sprints in only 15.3 km of all-out racing. 

As for you and your team next Tuesday, ZRL scoring rules come into play for the elite women, including the opportunity to earn points for being First Across the Line (FAL) and the Fastest Through the Segment (FTS) at the two intermediate sprint locations: the Clyde Kicker and Champion’s Sprint (Lap Arch).

Total Riders: 80 (16 teams of 5)

Course: Scotland’s Glasgow Crit Circuit

Laps: 6

Distance: 15.3 km (9.5 mi.)

Fastest Through Segment (FTS) Points: 10 places deep at both the Clyde Kicker and Lap Arch for the entire race

Fastest Through Segment (FTS) Points: Top-Ten every lap on Clyde Kicker (5 times)and at the Champion’s Sprint (4 times)

Finish: Points based on final placing

Course—Glasgow Crit Circuit in Scotland

Key Details

Length: 3 km (1.9 mi.)

Elevation: 33 m (108′)

Avg Grade: 4.3%

The Clyde Kicker: (0.3km, 3.6%) The first comes at 1.6 km and then every 3 km following (5 sprints).

Champion’s Sprint: (0.2km, -0.4%) First lap arch at 3.2 km and then every 3 km three more times, before the finish at  15.3 km!

Zwift Grand Prix Round 3 Women's race Glasgow Crit Circuit route
Zwift Grand Prix Round 3 Women's Glasgow Crit Circuit Route profile



Only the ladies are racing this week. You’ll have to wait until next week for the men’s Round 4 race.

Men's Teams Women's Teams
ABUS – Synergy Aeonian
Beastmode p/b ROSE ABUS – Synergy*
BL13 p/b Level Velo* Beastmode p/b ROSE
Coalition Alpha BL13 p/b Level Velo*
dPAC-ELITE* Coalition Alpha
Foudre Punchers Coalition* Hexagone*
Hexagone Movistar eTeam
Movistar eTeam NeXT eSports p/b Enshored*
NeXT eSports p/b Enshored Primór RWB esports Femmes*
Primór RWB esports* Rocacorba Collective
Restart p/b Alex Coh* Saris | Nopinz
Saris | Nopinz* Team Castelli p/b Elite*
Team Castelli p/b Elite Team Swedish Zwifters
Team Swedish Zwifters Toyota Elite ECycling
Toyota Elite ECycling Wahoo Le Col
Wahoo Le Col Virginia’s Blue Ridge Twenty24

* Teams new to the Zwift Grand Prix in 23/24

How to Watch!

Zwift Grand Prix 23/24 Round One action will be live on October 26, 2023, at 7 pm UTC on the Zwift YouTube channel. Check the times in your viewing area!

Time Zone Time Conversion
New York (EST) 2 pm
California (PST) 11 am
Britain (GMT) 7 pm
Sydney (AEDT) 6 am (next day)

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