I have been letting my race group be determined by Zwift Power. I started out in Group D and then was upgraded to Group C because my 95% of 20 min was 206 watts / 2.55 wkg. I had no issue with this until I did the race. The gate was lifted and within 2 minutes I was dropped by the entire group and ended up riding by myself for 10 miles. This is the part that was frustrating. No one wants to ride alone because you can’t draft or do lead outs or bridge the gap. There is no teaming.
Hence I downgraded myself back to D the other day. The advantage of going back to D is I have a group to race with, I can draft and bridge to the next group. I end up finishing in the middle of the pack.
So my point is maybe the power range is a little too wide or I am just on the cusp between the top of 2.4 for Group D and the bottom of Group C which is 2.5.
Long story short I will continue ride in Group D because it is more fun but if there is an opportunity to revisit and make the brackets more granular it may be something to consider.
I love riding with Zwift. Keep up the good work Team. Ride On.