Yee: esports Race Was The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done

Alex Yee

Alex Yee admitted his amazing performance as part of Super League Triathlon’s esports squad was one of the hardest things he had ever done.

The 22-year-old British rising star proved his cycling pedigree by securing a top 20 finish in the Richmond International and pushed an average of 5.9 watts per kg, the best in the entire 116 man field that was packed with Pro cyclists.

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Yee’s points tally helped Super League to their first top ten esports finish, and afterwards the exhausted star admitted:

That was one of the hardest things I have ever done. That was an experience. I really enjoyed it and it was a nice introduction into virtual racing. I have done some Zwift racing. We are doing a British Triathlon series every week on a Thursday and so I’ve been doing them and anyone is welcome to join and race us at 4pm on a Thursday.

It was a really good experience and I am honoured to ride against some of those Pro riders.
Going into this I didn’t think this course would suit me but I thought I would give it the best shot I could.

I naively tried to go for a few of the sprints and that didn’t go so well but I made it to the end in the front pack so I will take that and got some points for the team so I’m pleased.

For Yee the workout was one to savour and something different from his normal routine. He said:

It’s definitely a different stimulus and I saw with Vince and some of the other guys who are the strongest riders on the ITU circuit and they are getting used to the platform and this week you see them right at the front after that learning curve.

It’s really good and really nice and a different challenge and a different stimulus which is nice for us right now with everything we are all going through so it’s great to have the Zwift platform to learn and master.

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