I don’t mind getting my butt kicked once and a while, but in all the ‘category enforcement,’ races, I automatically get put into the A cat. (It’s the only option presented to me) My FTP is 3.21, I’ve recently done some hard TOW climbing stages.( ADZ 62 for mins) I’m not sandbagging …. I’m 89kg … 1 min 557 watts. 5 minutes 347 and 974 watts for 15. I usually race C’s and do well, but could also race B’s. Please help explain why I keep getting put into the A cat? I race one A, finished last and was hoping to be places at least in B… please help me understand what’s happening here.
Seems a bit crazy - I am at the bottom of ZP Cat B FTP (3.21wkg), your ZP Cat C FTP is 3.04 wkg. Looking through your history (6 months or so), we are fairly much the same throughout the power curve but you have a few kg more to carry so your pure watts are a bit higher, but your previous performances dont count as they only look at the past 60 days (unless you have a bunch of personal rides/training sessions that blow away your official ZP numbers). So no way those numbers suggest Cat A from what I can see.
Here’s the announcement thread where one of the riders has explained how the numbers work. Might be insightful …
If you dont already, hook your data results into Intervals which will provide some CP estimates that relate to this thread.
Hopefully some of the ppl here that know the intricacies of the new system will chime in with some insight for you.
the power page from intervals.icu showing best efforts for various durations in last 60 days (you can configure this in the page options). Ensure you sync all activities, as the new system considers workouts and free rides too
your ZP profile link
can you think of anything in the last 60 days that could have caused it to calculated a higher CP? One outstanding effort, dodgy power readings, etc.
i agree that it should not DQ but still it depends on the organizer event setup on ZP…we will start with Cat Enf. this weekend and i setup the event to use A+ Category split option but i’m not sure if it’s looking at Wkg limits.