Your Zwiftpower stats arent finalised due to your events being private, so the stats showing are fairly irrelevant as they arent accurate, so its not possible to tell if events in the past 60 days have tipped you over or not. For that matter, I cant see your non-events rides which can also put you over (I tend to go balls out up AdZ and those efforts have always been the cause of an FTP increase for me.
Suggest you hit up the email address I mentioned as they will be able to confirm your current CE CP rating (or MAP) which will be why CE says you are A.
In the last week or so, the CE starting pen for a rider with insufficient power data from the last rolling 60 days from any Zwift activity should have changed from A to E.
Just a thought, do all CE races now have an E pen specifically for these riders that men and women can join, or are there instances where all “new” racers end up in A because E doesn’t exist, or where “new” men racers end up in A because the E pen has been set aside for women such as ZwiftPower - Login ?
Think you are right Steve but Scott has plenty of data that will be picked up for the last 60 days so he should have been correctly allocated to a CE based Cat (assuming no bugs). I’d really like to see his full data set though to see what his real power curve looks like.
This is bringing up a concern Zwift should have. While the CE stuff is well socialized on these forums, has it been more broadly mentioned to the overall subscriber base – specifically how it works and that any single activity could be the basis for each person’s assignment?
It used to be a more casual attitude that there was nothing wrong with futzing with zwift weights to help make group rides (or PPs) easier or harder to follow. Maybe there has to be thought to putting in a warning pop-up message any time a rider changes their weight or height?
I would imagine that your wife riding around at her real wt would not move your cat up.
If you forget to change the wt, then your going to have to ride cat A for 2 months.
This is on you.
You should have noticed you were flying around much faster than usual and the W/ KG indicator by your name was showing a power that wasn’t real for you.
Just keep racing and try to be the A guy that rides with the C group.
I’m currently the B guy riding with the C’s.
It’s kind of fun because now when I’m with the C’s, they’re not trying to drop me!
Your profile appears to be private still so I am unable to look to see if any of your non ZwiftPower rides takes you over C category.
I can’t see anything in your ZwiftPower profile which suggests you are anything above C category. ***1
I have seen the replies of others and my understanding of CE category calculation may be slightly different from theirs. I don’t believe that any of the riding your wife has done affects your CE calculation UNLESS she is putting out more actual watts than you. As far as I am aware CE calculation is based on CP and MAP using best watts over 60 days then divided by your current weight - IMO it is not based on best W/kg produced in past 60 days to calculate CP or MAP.
As such, bearing in mind I can not see your non ZP rides, I don’t think you are a Cat A or even a Cat B. I recommend you send the email suggested by Dean.
***1 I have just read Dean’s comment re ZwiftPower figures not being accurate as they are not finalised - I’m not that confident but feel that when figures are finalised they rarely seem to change the 20 min and 5 minute figures by much, mostly it is in the short time duration efforts which change.
QUESTION to anyone - Does anyone know whether changing your Profile to Public then gets your ZP results finalised retrospectively?
I am interested to hear how your enquiries to Zwift go and whether anything changes for you.
Also if by any chance you are told that you have exceeded the MAP limit for your 331 watts on 21st March I would be keen to know. ( can’t possibly believe this figure would put you in Cat A but possibly B)