Does anyone know if the Zwift team has any plans on accounting for the lower power output that happens at altitude so that those of us doing Zwift races who live at high altitudes have a chance to race without a handicap?
I live in Boulder, CO at 5,300 ft. The power reduction here compared to sea level is between 10% and 15%, depending on which study you’re looking at.
When I race in Zwift, I’m at a big disadvantage over someone who’s on their trainer at sea level.
A lot of people in the Zwift community get rightly upset about people who are weight doping, but to those of us who live at higher altitudes, everyone who rides on their trainer at sea level are essentially oxygen doping compared to those of us who have much less dense oxygen to breath.
There is only one old archived thread on this in the forum here: Altitude Compensation?
Does anyone know if there are plans for the speed calculations in Zwift to account for our physical, in real life location altitude so that those of us at higher altitudes get an appropriately calculated added amount of speed so that we are on a level playing field with people who ride at sea level?