This is so incredibly frustrating that some boundaries can be broken so significantly and racers not even get in trouble for. And certainly not in a timely fashion that is meaningful.
What happened to the old cone of shame system?
I understand that CE in some places requires fine calculations at specific times through the day; however, when Zwift is pulling live data, it should absolutely know if someone goes full nuclear through Category boundaries.
In tonight’s race, I experienced a rider who took off in the distance in a WTRL ZRL B1 race, dropping the leaders like we weren’t even trying.
And it blows my mind that there’s nothing to stop people from being allowed to ruin races this way still.
There’s two problems with what I experienced tonight on ZRL; both of them are completely inexcusable for Zwift to take itself seriously about racing.
Exhibit one: the new race finish screen, where it tells you to look elsewhere to see the results of the race.
Okay cool, let’s go check on those results.
Okay yeah, companion says this guy took the win.
Let’s check other sources… yeah, WTRL, ZP both agree, this guy “won”.
But… huh, that power looks weird, what happens if we sort power by 5 minutes…
This guy put out MAP power above A+'s on ZP, and Zwift can’t even be bothered to do anything about it several hours (soon to be 6 hours later and still no change) after the race is done; when nobody cares to look at results again.
What exactly is a “reasonable” timeline to view the results after a race when you know someone was so very clearly a cheater? One, two days? A full week later??
This “character” shouldn’t even have been allowed to finish this race tonight.
And I know this happens in lower Cats all the time, with folks ruining public races in D and C…
Nobody should be allowed to complete a race when they’re this far outside the boundaries of CE, period.
I’ve got my own personal issues with WTRL on this matter since he was Cat A literally 1 month before ZRL started, but this… this is about CE not being respectful to everyone else trying, when this clown laughed his way to the finish line.