My friends and I have noticed that the location of the blue finish lines we see in Meetups with Race Results is not the same. These are meetups with a set distance. We are guessing that the finish line location is based on our location at the start of the meetup. We are also guessing that the placings we see in the Race Results are based on the time it takes us to finish the set distance. However, this also makes sprints at the finish kind of meaningless since we’re not sprinting for the same line. We have no idea if we are actually ahead or behind.
We hope changes can be made so that all riders in a meetup see the same finish line.
Maybe meetups can follow the same system of official Zwift races which have a neutral zone after the start and only begin the race timer after crossing a certain white line on the road.