vEveresting Challenge Countdown: bike setup, rider details and overall race preparation

After the ball drops on New Years join me as I take on one of the biggest endurance challenges of my life, vEveresting. vEveresting is Climbing 8848 meters or 29,028 feet in one activity. Donations to World Bicycle Relief on my page are welcome.


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vEveresting Challenge – 8848 meters


  • Date: 01/01/2021
  • Estimated start time: 1 am Eastern
  • Estimated finish time: 3 pm Eastern


  • Challenge: 8848 meters 
  • Mountain πŸ” of choice: Alpe Du Zwift 1036 meters

Follow the journey here

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  • Twitter @alexpaul
  • Zwift (if you have an account I’m here)


  • Trainer: Tacx Neo 2T
  • Bike: 2010 Specialized Allez Sport
  • Crankset: Ultegra Compact 50-34
  • Cassette: Shimano 9 speed 11-32
  • Platform: Zwift


  • Rider: 6’ 3”, 98.4 kg *subject to change πŸ₯˜ 
  • FTP: 341
  • Weight to Power: 3.5


  • Gels x 10
  • Energy Bars x 5
  • Coconut water x 4
  • Breakfast – TBD
  • Lunch – TBD
  • Red Bull x 4
  • Accelerade and Maltodextrin x 3



Estimated Lap Times

Currently contemplating that I should do the .5 lap first and celebrate on the downhill during the descent of full lap 8.

Ride to Alpe Du Zwift (Road to the Sky)14 minutes
Lap 1224 watts1hr 24 minutes
Lap 2224 watts1hr 24 minutes
Lap 3224 watts1hr 24 minutes
Lap 4 224 watts1hr 24 minutes
Lap 5224 watts1hr 24 minutes
Lap 6224 watts1hr 24 minutes
Lap 7224 watts1hr 24 minutes
Lap 8224 watts1hr 24 minutes
Lap 8.5224 watts42 minutes
Descents (8 x 10 mins) 1hr 20 minutes
Estimated Finish time14 hours
Estimated lap times only include ascent to summit of Alpe Du Zwift

One comment

  1. Hi Alex,

    Would love joining you at 60. I’ll be there in spirit. You have my blessings.
    Only if these opportunities were available in my paradise isle of Saint Lucia, I would have done the same.

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