Purely out of curiosity, is there any way of benchmarking the general racing standards on Zwift year-on-year?
Anecdotally, it feels that standards have really shot up in 12 months; I’m fitter than I was at this point 12 months ago, but now routinely getting pasted in races; getting lapped when previously I wouldn’t have etc.
The average race pace feels higher (I’m talking B cat here); I remember ending the Autumn ZRL and feeling the standards were already higher than the Sprint 2021 series; 2022 has seen this continue.
Is it just me? Is there any data to support that view?