I have to admit that I at first thought hrotha's comment in reply to Koronin was a joke because of how stupid it would be to try and turn those rides on Zwift on a stationary bike into an actual competitive UCI sanctioned cycling discipline.
There's really no good way that I know of to keep people from creating a dishonest profile and riding around the virtual race courses at 115 pounds but putting out 7 or 8 w/kg, which is the weight doping that I saw first hand on the cesspool of Zwift and got so disgusted and discouraged that I never used the machine again and instead froze my ass off riding outside all winter long in the Pacific NorthWest, which was kind of a drag sometimes...Boy do I have good news for youThey shouldn't be that way for the Worlds. The Worlds is supposed to be showcase, which this year it was definitely not.
Anyway, the geniuses that we know of as the UCI decided that it would be a good idea to add sanctioned esports events to their annual World Championship roster, less than a week ago I believe is when it was announced, and not more than 7 days later is when the first British Cycling's esports men's National Champion was stripped of his title and banned from competition for programming a bot to ride his Zwift rides as a 45 kilo rider putting out 2000 watts for around 200 kilometers, just to unlock a special bike that made him (or the bot) virtually ride even faster!
Thus proving yet again that real life is truly stranger than fiction as this is something that you just can't make up...