I’m new to Zwift Racing, although I’ve been in several group events after joining Zwift Power, and having done 5 rides my category was showing as a D. I’m 94kg, 174cm tall and 58 years old, so no spring chicken. My FTP is (was) 244W, so about 2.4 W/kg
This morning I joined the Innsbruck 3R flat ride as a D (which was what Zwift Power rating had advised as I’d not completed 5 races) and hung on for what I thought was 2nd place in Cat D, but seems my herculean effort pushed my FTP to 250 and my W/kg over the 2.5W/kg limit…hence the WKG disqualification.
Whilst I’m happy that I managed to put in a decent ride, its a bit annoying that I get penalised for trying hard and putting in a hard effort.
Guess I’ll be riding at my limit of 2.8W/kg in a vain effort to hold the wheel with Cat C riders from here…a new challenge I suppose.