I had a very interesting conversation with WTRL regarding an inquiry I made trying trying to understand why a someone from our team was disqualified from a ZRL TTT race.
According to WTRL and their data he was disqualifed because he was not in the correct category at the start of the race. I was informed that it did not matter that Zwift Power data showed he was in the correct category. He was within the category limits but very close to upgrading.
I expressed my concern that we only have access to Zwift Power data and if this is not accurate, how are we to know if we can legitimately enter a race without fear of being disqualified. If you are very close to upgrading and Zwift Power still shows that you are the correct category, is it possible that the data WTRL receives can indicate you are in the next category.
Has anyone come across this scenario before?
I am not convinced this was the reason the team was disqualified. What brought up a red flag for me is that the person received a Code 1 and the team received Codes 16 & 1.
Code 1: Rider declined to join team
Code 16: TTT team DQ
This is what I suspected happened and I wanted to confirm with WTRL if this scenario was possible. The person I corresponded with was adamant that the only reason for disqualification was the person was over the category - case CLOSED!
Race 4 TTT:
Person was cat D according to Zwift Power and he was allowed to enter the race using RacePass.
Results of race on ZwiftPower shows he was cat D and he did not exceed power limits for the race.
However he did upgrade as a result of the race; though I don’t think that’s a cause for disqualification
WTRL maintains according to their data, he was cat C at the start of the race and that is the reason he was disqualified. Is there any way to determine what categrory WTRL thinks you are or are we just reliant on Zwift Power?
Race 5 Points Race:
In the following race, the person attempted to join the pen in order to DS the race. I suspect that this was what caused his removal from the team.
What I wanted to confirm is: Is it possible when somone has been removed from the team that this can cause previous race results to be affected.