I did a zwift race, one of the tour de zwift catch up sessions. Because it was a catch up session, there weren’t to many people and I placed 3rd. From the gun, the winner time trialed off the front, the second placer tried to bridge the gap, but didnt make it. I time trialed off the front of the small group and rode the race on my own. So, 3 riders, no real drafting happening because we all rode separately. The course was sand and seqouers (sp?) so not really too many hills.
Both me and second place averaged about 250 watts, the winner, who beat second place by 20 seconds, averaged a bit over 200 watts.
How is that possible?
thx for any illumination.