Daily Crit Racing Events Update

Can I just say that putting the anvil power-up (50kg heavier for 30 seconds) on a course (crit city) where the longest downhill is 10-15 seconds means I get to use the trashcan quite a bit more often that I would normally.

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I thought this too when setting up the events, but also pondered whether there would be any benefit over those 30 seconds when you use it at the start of the downhill, or if it would actually be a hinderance over those 30 seconds.

The Neo Tokyo Rooftop isn’t really a Crit Course. Too long of laps.

The laps are 200m shorter than the Neokyo Crit Course.

seems like crit city races have dropped off the face of the earth the last couple of weeks?

Hi Nigel,

Our individual racing series will have a theme each month. The first month, we had the crit races, this month (or rather month and a half) is for the Zwift Classics and then for a month after that we’re going to have some rolling events.

Each “stage” of each event will last a week, with 16 chances daily to take part and the events should generally take less than 40 minutes to complete.

We’re hoping to give you all a bit more variation and always a chance3 to take part at a time that suits you.

And yes, we’re taking a little bit of a break from Crit City.

ok, got it, thanks James

I like the variety, but why move so completely away from the Bell lap and Dolphin races? I’m not much of a racer and new events require a few attempts before I know what I can do in the race. Those short Crit races were always a guaranteed hard 20 minutes for me. Whether or not I won the sprint at the end did not matter so much for me, I just wanted to get my heart rate into the right place. Maybe others feel the same

Because of the reasoning I gave above.

Before this it was just crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city crit city :slight_smile:

We’re trying to keep them around the 30-40 minute mark for those who might want to try and do it in their lunchhour (like me!).

FWIW, both Bell Lap and Downtown Dolphin both featured heavily in our crits month.

After the Classics, we’ll move onto a four week series of rolling routes.

I don’t mind a rotation too much as long as there’s lots of

A) more or less pan flat courses, like crit city
B) with cat enforcement
C) staggered starts

This hasn’t been the case on the rotation that I’ve seen, and if there’s any kind of climb I can’t compete. Appreciate that’s my issue and zwift isn’t here to worry just about me etc

James,

Thank you. Maybe I should ask my question differently. I will do it in 2 parts 1) Why is it either/or ? Could we offer more events with diversity and not drop the crits? and 2) why do they need to be concentrated in “crits month”? Could we at least have one or two every six hours or so?

Some of us really like routine when it comes to workouts, I want to grade my performance based on other days/times/etc If they races decreased in frequecy to allow for other, more diverse races, thats ok, but I would look and adjust my day to make sure I hit a bell lap when I wanted to get that kind of workout.

  1. We could! But we didn’t. Part of the reason for the monthly series is the GC league. Your best time each week counts towards your standings.

  2. they were concentrated because each month is themed.

I get that we can’t please everything and that some people hate change, but overall based on the numbers we’re seeing, most see this as an improvement.

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OK. Fair enough. . . I will try to embrace change :slight_smile:

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