With the second race done but the first race annulled so only one race counting you may be mistake to think that the invitation only elite level racing may be a figment of your imagination
There is nothing on the zwift app
nothing on zwiftpower
If you look really hard you can find a live stream which yesterday had almost no data for a large period of the woman’s racing so was much like watching a uninspiring zwift advert without the cool music
nice view but really not informative
same kind of view
3 years ago we were treated to this… how far backwards can we go?
The live steam has has issues the commentary in both races so far often referring to the country of the rider rather than there team, as if the fact a second English’s rider (on a different team) will help each other during a race.
Feeds of riders in on there bikes are all availably but rarely shown (often the same few are and there not always in the lead of the race). If there are 4 riders going for a sprint point why not have there live feeds up on screen so you can relate the effort there putting in.
Points of interests such as sprint points are forgotten about and only after the riders have crossed them dose it occurs that the riders may have been racing for something.
Up the ADZ the first prime point was forgotten in both the womens and mens races. it almost seamed like they were watching the race with a 5-10 second delay, questioning if a rider would catch up or make the line after the rider had already crossed it (or in fact 4 riders had)
banner is the orange they still haven’t acknowledged that riders have gone thorough the points banner at this screen shot
Lack of numbers on screen mean its hard to understand what going on.
Simple things like-
-When riders is pushing hard there numbers stay white.
-When focused on a rider you cant see there watts or anything else.
Even if you were to fan view you would gain a lot more understanding what was happening in the race then if you were to watch the live stream.
There is not even a running clock of how long they have been racing for. elevation of the rider is on or a elevation profile with dots showing riders (standard hud in zwift)
As each team has sponsors and its got a prize money pot at the end of it the production value of the live broadcast would be put to shame by some school plays.
The races them self’s are interesting with lots of team tactics going on riders putting in big efforts ,that would make most of use green with envy, to get them and there team points etc.
It would be interesting if this was talked about with a bit more depth during the race.
After the race maybe chat to the winner? or someone form there team asking did it all go to plan?
the womens race two end with Sandrine Etienne having totally smashed it showing a total domination of the field, but they decide to talk to Nathan, whos’ busy warming up for his race, was there not a women that you could have possibly got hold of? There is already an under representation in lots in cycling elite with Zwift putting there name to the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift this seems like a total own goal
There are a few weeks brake untill the next races and broadcasts so there is time to get this stuff organized and improved.
Work on the delivery, the visibility, get more information on screen and workout what is interesting to people watching.
Get the word out and get people watching there are millions of riders signing in to zwift most have no idea this racing is going on.