Zwift math puts me barely in A even though I finish last in A 90% or more of the time. So fun. Anyway, what happens is I can’t keep up with A, especially on the hills, so I fall back and end up pulling a group of B riders who ONLY want to draft, partly because they see I’m an A and think I can do all the work. If I slow down to let them pull for a bit, they slow down to stay in my draft. It’s infuriating. Meanwhile, significant numbers of B riders end up finishing ahead of me, many of them blasting up hills either because they are in the wrong category or are lightweight (legit or not). Hard to believe so many people weigh 56kg.
A couple days ago I pulled two B rider for many kilometers (miles), just to have them pass me on the final sprint. I don’t get it. They could have done more during the race but seemed to only want to beat me at the bottom of A. I can see employing drafting tactics if you’re leading the race, but I fail to see much point for lower cat riders to insist in drafting simply because “that’s how cycling works”.