I feel like I’m a better rider than my performances show on Zwift but this is not a bad scenario for me because most would assume it would be the other way around.
What I am slightly perplexed about is when I look into the riders’ history from some of the better ‘A’ groupers many seem to be Cat 4/5s or 3s on the road. This seems pretty consistent among many of the top performers. What is even more striking is the fact that many of these riders (Cat 5/4/3s) are cranking out 4-5 w/kg on average form 20 minutes to well over an hour. By most estimations, these numbers would correspond to upper echelon Cat 3 up to UCI Division III Pros.
I realize this is all for fun, and that we should enjoy it for what it is, and focus on our own fitness etc. I also realize that like every new program there are lots of things that need to be ironed out over time. But it would be good if you could shed some light on the above and if we can open up the discussion without any implied accusations about weight doping, equipment set-up, calibration etc.
Thank you in advance,