How long can you cycle at 5,500m altitude? | GCN get high on Zwift

Published on August 1st 2021


Pro cyclists in races such as the Tour de France and the Giro D'Italia often cycle at altitudes of over 2,500 meters, but how much does cycling that high affect performance? Alex and Conor are here to find out! Partnering up with Zwift, they will cycle up Alpe du Zwift, but start at 2,000 meters! Will they make it all the way? In association with Zwift: Subscribe to GCN+ for cycling as you have never seen it before! Live racing, shows & cycling adventure films: Check out the GCN App: Visit the GCN Shop - Shop Now: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike What's the highest you've ever been? Let us know in the comments! Sign up to the GCN newsletter Join our Facebook community: If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN... 📹 Gravel - Who's To Blame? - 📹 GCN Track Presenter Challenge! - 📹 Hank’s Toughest Challenge | Lands End John o' Groats Record Attempt - Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_Battle Hymn of the Republic - Traditional ES_Downhill Race - Experia ES_Flawless Masterplan - Christian Andersen ES_Holocaust - Jon Bjork ES_It's a Trap! - Remodal ES_Live Alive (Instrumental Version) - Fleurs Douces ES_Manhattan Mystery - Stationary Sign ES_Mt. Fuji - Ooyy ES_Now It Ends - Max Anson ES_Prevail Against Time - Experia ES_Pull Back - Brendon Moeller ES_Valkyries of Valhalla - Dragon Tamer Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest and fastest-growing online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring you the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside #cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing Giro Helmets Pinarello Bikes Zipp Wheels: Enervit Nutrition: Topeak Tools: Canyon Bikes: Pirelli Tyres: Orbea Bikes: Vision Wheels: Wahoo Fitness: Park Tool: Elite Bottles: Whoop Fitness: Komoot: Selle Italia: Zwift: Shimano Wheels: Shadow Stand: DMT Shoes: GCN Japan: GCN Italia: Suscribirse a GCN en Español: The GCN Club - YouTube Channel - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - GMBN Tech - GCN Tech - EMBN - Leave us a comment below