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Racing on Zwift


        As many of you know, Zwift has hundreds of events a day. From races to group rides, Zwift has it all.  When racing in Zwift you are supposed to choose which category you are in according you\’re WKG for you\’re FTP. Of course just like outdoors there will be people who choose the wrong category on accident or sometimes on purpose.
        Zwift races typically have 5 category\’s. A, B, C, D, E. The highest category A is people who are putting out 4 WKG or more. B racers are riders who are putting out 3.2-3.9 WKG. C racers are putting out anywhere between 2.5-3.1 WKG. D category racers are putting out 1-2.4 WKG. Please choose the correct category because we do not want more riders who are doing tons of wkg in a lower category than they should be in. 

    Zwift recently fixed the weight limit issue about a month or two ago, this allows kids to go so much faster. In races on zwift, I used to be getting like last, but now I have been getting top 15 and sometimes even top 10. Zwift fixing this problem was great, I have done loads more racing since the update.

    Zwiftpower is a website where you can join teams, see race results, and see your previous races. A lot of competitive races require heart rate data so that they can catch the people who are cheating. Heart rate monitors typically cost around $50. If you do not have a heart rate monitor, you could be disqualified from the race results. If you are a kid and looking for a team to join, please join team kids. It is an awesome team to ride and race with. If you want to join, request on zwift power and leave a comment on one of Elliott Blake\’s rides. He will then give you permission to join if you are a kid.
    During most group rides there will be a sweep. A sweep is a rider that helps riders who fall behind catch back up to the group/leader. Group rides also typically have a barrier, also known as the fence. The fence removes riders who go way ahead of the leader for over a minute. These features/riders help keep the group a group ride. In any event there will always be a rider who goes ahead or chooses the wrong category. This is a problem Zwift is currently trying to fix.

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