Updated: Sep 15, 2020

Thursday, September 3rd @ 6:30PM

France is a new world in Zwift that was released for the virtual TdF. The French term "casse-pattes" roughly translates to "leg breaking!" Sounds great, right?.

The Ride: The third edition of the RC Rumble will be done "Aussie Pursuit-style" on France's Casse-Pattes loop. An Australian Pursuit begins with a staggered start. Riders go off at different time intervals (usually strongest last) but the objective remains the same: first to cross the finish line wins. Riders at different points along the road can work together (or not) to gain an advantage on competitors. Riders will go off in four wave starts. Waves are self selected but a good rule of thumb is to follow the Zwift rider (A,B,C,D) classification:  Zwift rider classifications are based on relative ability level (using Functional Threshold Power = FTP). Take a look here for more info: https://zwift.com/news/4310-zwift-how-to-prepare-for-your-first-race-or-group-ride Wave Start #, (Suggested Rider Classification), Time Gap  Wave 1 (D) @ +0:00  Wave 2 (C) @ +2:00  Wave 3 (B) @ +4:00  Wave 4 (A) @ +5:00 So, when you're in the start corral don't start pedalling until your wave start time.  Route details are on Zwift Insider here:  https://zwiftinsider.com/france/ I've recon'd the course for the event. See pics and use this info to create your stem guides:  Pave Sprint (0.33km): Begins at 11.7km* Aqueduc KOM Rev. (0.4km @5%): Begins at 13.5km* Petit KOM (2.7 @4%): Begins at 17.4km* 200m* To Go: The start of the Marina Sprint Rev. Finish: Blue Banner. The meet-up will end approximately at the end of the Marina Sprint Rev.(=24.0km*).  *Distances are approximate because every rider's avatar will spawn at a slightly different point on the road.  Power Ups are fair game!  Results available when you cross the finish but only bragging rights are on the line. See you out there. Cheers! 

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