raced A cat the other week in our F365 race around R.G.V, detailed it above, got dropped on the aqueduc and finished the race, the last 11km of 24km, on my own as my power is nowhere near A level to be able to even stay with them, knocked 2s off my aqueduc best time and was nowhere near
I’m sceptical that I’m over 65ml for my vo2max, probably am close to it mind due to my quite unhealthy enjoyment of hill climbs but many of them are one and done efforts
my response to finding out its vo2max not power that caused a cat upgrade, power numbers can be artificially lowered, vo2max on the other hand is pretty much impossible to change unless you get less fit
will the ftp value/watts limit ever be changed to your proper FTP value that Zwift holds rather than 95% of a 20 minute effort? This is the thing that gets me, Zwift knows your FTP or at least has a very good approximation of it, after all mine got posted in this thread earlier along with my vo2 number, why is it not based off this number? ZwiftPower does the same its based on FTP but 95% of 20 minutes not your actual FTP, the number of riders, mainly lightweight ones here, that can put out numbers far higher than a heavier rider who is pushed up a cat based purely on an arbitrary number that the founder of ZP decided on
Was the 5% buffer on CP thresholds, like there has been on Zwiftpower 20mins, introduced to keep Eric in B by the skin of his teeth? His power profile must be extremely close to promotion from B to A, he did 4.28W/Kg for 12mins on Sunday just gone!
Im presuming zwiftracing is taking fixed point reads for the CP - 1/5/20min efforts.as that is the data it is pulling from zwiftpower
As we all know Zwift riders like to substantially lower their 20min power say against their 10min power - Hence that Zwift racing CP metric is quite misleading - Im not sure I would publish it, the 5min compound score is probably a better value to go with which is currently being looked at I think.
Zwift appears to be focused on the 5-8min range to get your CP metric - Hence improving 2min power can steepen the curve and lower your CP and therefore category available to you.