As many of us are aware, rides based upon time rather than distance do not have an accurate, or even close to reality, finishing order in Zwiftpower. As near as I can tell it is completely random, which seems to be incredibly weird. The distance each participant rode during the event is extremely accurately measured and recorded in the log and this is reflected in the data sent to Strava. Why Zwift cannot reflect this in the published finishing order is amazing to me.
In today’s Dutch Diesel ride which was listed as a 90 minute category C ride on the Watopia Ocean Lava Cliffside route. A great time was had by all including your correspondent. A group of A’s and B’s rode off the front since there was no Fence and kept the pace brisk rewarding us with a good, hard ride. Upon finishing, I checked the ZP finish list expecting to see a mish-mash of riders but in this case, the groups were separated by category. This is the first time I’ve seen this.
I don’t believe the finishing order was anything more than random but perhaps this is a step in that direction.
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