Category Enforcement Glitch

wkg are high, but the watts are under A levels. Does Cat Enforcement not look at this ?

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You shouldn’t be A. i guess they changed something since i got moved up yesterday after a pretty uneventful day but i was way beyond the MAP limit already so i didn’t think anything of it, you aren’t though.

Cat enforcement should look at both wkg and watts. Wkg as the main measure, but there is CP wattage floor for each category. Definitely does not seem like @Ryan_Nickerson_CRYO should be cat enforced into A.

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250watts is the floor for the A right? is that with or with out .95 ? 264watts for 10 min = next 10 min at 236watts to be blow 250 watts/to match.

i am going to say he is over. the B cap. my ruling. “King bath salts/Supreme Chancellor”

on side note he did this in a C race with CE!

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I would wait a few days for @James_Zwift to return from Holidays.

Looking at your data on Zwiftpower looks like your CP is calculated to be over 250W (+4,4W/kg)…and this event most likely triggered the upgrade Zwift Classics - Watch The Femmes!

All your events have green lighting bolt and your data on Zwiftpower is not correct as it is based on Live data and not Fit File…this would suggest that all your activities are saved private in Zwift.

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I was moved up yesterday too pal, had similar issues a couple of weeks ago also, could only enter A for a couple of days but then changed next time I looked, CE is awesome, lol

Where do you see the 10min power ? I see 20min 226w/4.03wkg and 5min 267w/4.8wkg

When in Rider Profile you can click on Power and check Power Curve for every minute.


Switched to mac, way easier than phone​:joy::+1:

So these are the CE parameters. The only one i see in question is VO2 max and watts. Wonder what duration is being used for that ?

I think it’s something like an average of the 3, 5 and 8 min powers. Or was it just 3 and 5? Can’t remember.

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So i sort of understand your(?) write up, but i still dont see how OP(my kid) has been bumped to A. At any rate, he will give A a shot and see what happens🤞

Unfortunately the system lacks the kind of transparency that would let you know how the decision was made and verify that it’s correct. Hopefully that will change someday.


You can compare Ryan and my profile…when you check the numbers 15s,1m,5m and 20min we have almost the same W/kg…but when you compare our 7 to 12min powers there is almost 0,5W/kg difference. I believe that he will be back in B in no time…cause CE category can change daily.


Bear in mind that any ride on Zwift can affect CE. It might have even been a workout that did it, for example.

Dont think they look at workout. they did not at the start. maybe they add that in.

Zwift staff have said that CE looks at every ride


I mean, it does depend when the power that pushed Ryan over the limit occurred. If it was like a month ago, then it will be another 30 days, but if it was recently, it will be like a month and a half.