I’m involved in a support role for a race team here in Australia. one of the tools for training used use is motor-pacing.
Zwift could simulate motor-pacing (probably with just a bot rider / or sim motor bike?).
Work Out Ideas
The idea is *not* just to sit behind the pacer all the time.
the session should involve the rider being trained to poke his/her nose out into the wind and hold the speed for some time interval. (simulates taking a turn on the front of a fast moving peloton)
the rider may also be at the back of a bunch of riders who are behind the pacer. at a given signal increases their effort to reach the front of the group. (simulates effort to a position move during a race.)
the pacer lifts their speed to simulate an attack and the rider must hold the pacer wheel. (simulates going with a move).
There’s tons more, but the general idea is to simulate the effects of drafting, then zero drafting, back and forth as you find in race conditions.
a) speed variations / step ups
c) number of other bots in the peloton
d) side wind?