I know there is a line over the road and a marker on the side of the road for the sprint start, but when the group is tight and big it can be hard to spot it. It would help if there was a “wall”, like the fence, over the road for the start of the sprint so it can be seen from a distance even when using first-person view mode.
If you’re waiting for the sprint marker you’ve already lost. It just marks the timed segment, not the start of the sprint.
I want a maker for the start of the sprint that is easy to see from a distance. It is the only thing important for point races with sprints. The sprint marker must mark the start of the sprint. How can we otherwise know when the sprint starts?
I placed third in the last Herd Summer Racing League with 7 sprints + GC and only used the current sprint markers as indicators, so I think that is correct. Problem was that I saw the sprint maker very late. Yes, I could have prepared better, but Zwift don’t have to be IRL. It can be better in some ways.
Of course, you have to accelerate before the sprint starts, but you can’t have a marker for that. That is skills.
I’m amazed there isn’t more input on this. We waited ages for any type of start marker (yes, there used to not be anything!), I was really pleased to hear they were adding start markers and what do we get? A 1ft high post, right at the edge of the road. Useless in any decent sized group. Similarly the flashing lines on the road are all obscured by other riders. Please Zwift, make the markers higher than the riders!!
I have said this before in another thread. If you wait for the start banner to show then you already lost the sprint.
There are only a few sprints in Zwift. Once you know where they are you will know when to start ramping up for the sprint.
There are a few warnings before the sprint, like the sprint leader board and the green marker on the mini map.
True, but if you don’t see the startbanner at all, you don’t stand a chance. If you see it you are able to start the sprint before the banner, like you do @Gerrie_Delport_ODZ.
Maybe Zwift can introduce a function on the companion app that works similar to Strava live segments on your Wahoo or Garmin head unit? Along with many other wanted features in the companion app to function more like a head unit… Please @Wes
Zwift is a game and there could be visual elements like a “distance-to-sprint” countdown on the screen or in the Companion App.
Sounds great as long as we can turn it off.
I am not apposed to having a bigger sprint banner.
Another option will be way to bring the map up full screen showing all sprints KOM’s your position and your friends.
Configurable HUD is coming Zooon
I agree that a clearer start to the sprint would be good, its often hard to see, especially with a number of riders on the road in a pack. A clear set of markers “100m to sprint”, “50mm to sprint” and then a line flashing right across road or banner would be good.
Not sure how helpful this would be.