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

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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?

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