Last week Zwift forums member James Bailey posted that they would be making a few changes to the algorithims used to calculate your category and information about future test events. These changes algorithim changes are now live.
Zwift has a schedule for the tests that will be happening in the next few weeks, with the goal of having category enforcement fully released in the next few months. Here is the schedule for what is coming next.
- February 21-27: Zwift-led Category Enforcement Test Events These have just finished
- February 28-March 6: First wave of Community-led Category Enforcement Test Events
- March 7-13: Second Wave of Community-led Category Enforcement Test Events
- March 14-20: Review of feedback from both Zwift-led and Community-led events
You can browse the upcoming category enforcement tests with this link: https://www.zwift.com/events/tag/commcatenf. You can also browse on Zwift Hacks: https://zwifthacks.com/app/events/?key=621d890fbaf0a.
Zwift also tweaked the formula that will be used for these events, here is the updated formula. The goal of this change was to make the enforcement more fair for light riders(like myself). These changes seem to work very well, and I am back in my proper category.
A: (4w/kg OR 5.4w/kg MAP) AND 250w CP
B: (3.2w/kg OR 4.1w/gk MAP) AND 200w CP
C: (2.5w/kg OR 3.9w/kg MAP) AND 150w CP