The 2019 Etape may still be over six months away, but you can get in some early training this Sunday as Rapha and Zwift team up to host L'Etape du Tour Sportive. Taking place over an 89.3km course in Zwift's virtual cycling world of Watopia, the sportive features 2112m of climbing - all from the (relative) comfort of your turbo trainer.

Ride the Etape du Tour sportive with Zwift and Rapha.
Ride the Etape du Tour sportive with Zwift and Rapha.

Zwift is official training partner for the 2019 Etape du Tour, and the L'Etape du Tour Sportive brings together riders in both the Zwift and L'Etape du Tour Training Club community for a tough ride tackling Watopia's biggest climbs on December 30th.

The "Four Horsemen" route features four main climbs: the original KOM, the Volcano, the epic KOM and the Alpe Du Zwift. Complete the entire ride and you'll unlock a special Rapha Flyweight kit.

The sportive will take place tomorrow, Sunday 30 December with four start times: 1:00am, 9:00am, 2:00pm and 5:00pm (all GMT).

Entry is free of charge, all you need is a turbo trainer and a Zwift subscription.

For more details and to take part, visit