Why are men signing up for women’s-only events?
Take, for example, the Zipp High Desert Speed Challenge: in the majority of time slots offered for this race, men have signed up for the women’s-only “B” category. Apparently, this form of cheating has been identified as a recurring issue in Zwift, so I’m wondering if anything is being done to eliminate it? I understand measures are in place to ensure that men who’ve raced in the women’s category are stripped of any prizes they may have “won”, but that’s not my main problem. For me, it’s the fact they’re even allowed to race with the women at all.
If I’m racing (I’m using the term loosely for myself here, since I’m a newbie and can sustain a hard effort for only very short intervals), I find it frustrating and discouraging to see men lined up for a women’s-only race. Can’t a script be written - some kind of code - that kicks them out of the race at the starting line? Something that screens for gender, identifies anomalies, and rejects them before the race even begins?