I just under 2 weeks into Zwift and I have been loving doing daily rides.
Yesterday, I decided to try a race for the first time and signed up for group D. I finished 15 out of 19 racers and about 3.5 minutes behind the lead riders in a 22 minute race. But at the end of the race I got a message that I was in the top 22% and should move up to group C. (The message was brief and I was exhausted, so I don’t remember the exact wording).
I am confused and don’t understand the context here. My average watts/kilo were 2.2 for the race, so I am clearly in the D group.
I am a little discouraged by the race experience both doing poorly in the race but at the same time being prompted to move up a level. Can anyone give me some context to understand what is going on here?
For context: I am 52 years old, 100 kg, 183 cm tall, and I am using a Elite fluid trainer (dumb trainer). I did sprint at the end of the race and did more than 400 watts, but it was less than a minute (and I was exhausted afterward).