Innsbruckring




Thursday, Dec 17th at 6:30PM & 7:30PM


The Event: The first meet-up, the Royal City Rumble @ 6:30PM, is an Australian Pursuit style showdown touring the Innsbruck city center. Our second meet-up, the RC After Party @7:30PM, is a 7.5km road race finishing at the Innsbruck Sprint.


The Royal City Rumble: 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 area don't start pedaling until your wave start time! 


It's also a good idea to pace yourself off the start rather than blasting it right out the gate. This will benefit you and all the riders in your group. A group that comes together quickly and works well together will be the fastest moving riders on the road.


Tip: Use the green rider displays on the right side of the screen to see who's around you, time gaps and how hard those riders are pedaling.

Route details for Innsbruck's "Innsbruckring" are on Zwift Insider here: https://zwiftinsider.com/innsbruck/


I've recon'd the course for the event. See pics and use this info to create your stem guides: 

Start: Wave Start. See above for self selected wave guidelines.

Route: "Flat" 9km Lap. There is one short steep pitch (0.4km @7.5%) starting ~5km* into the lap. Expect a fast finish as this pitch tops out just under 2km from the Innsbruck Sprint finish. Finish: Blue Meet-Up Banner at 25.5km. Use the "distance remaining" indicator on the dashboard (blue, bottom right) as the finish is at the Meet-Up Finish (= Blue Banner). This will be very close but slightly different from Innsbruck Sprint Green Finish Banner.


*Distances are approximate because every rider's avatar will spawn at a slightly different point on the road. 










The RC After Party:

Route details for Innsbruck's "Innsbruckring" are on Zwift Insider here: https://zwiftinsider.com/innsbruck/


We'll be using the same course as the Royal City Rumble so everyone will be well familiarized with the course. Once again, points are up for grabs in our Points Classification Contest. See pics (above) and use this info to create your stem guides: 

Start: at Km = 0 (No Neutral)

Route: "Flat" 9km Lap. There is one short steep pitch (0.4km @7.5%) starting ~5km* into the lap. Expect a fast finish as this pitch tops out just under 2km from the Innsbruck Sprint finish. Finish: Blue Meet-Up Banner at 7.5km. Use the "distance remaining" indicator on the dashboard (blue, bottom right) as the finish is at the Meet-Up Finish (= Blue Banner). This will be very close but slightly different from Innsbruck Sprint Green Finish Banner.


*Distances are approximate because every rider's avatar will spawn at a slightly different point on the road. 



A few reminders so that things go smoothly:

  • Power Ups are fair game! 

  • No TT Bikes. If you need to change bikes you can do so in the game by going into your garage and selecting a road bike. 

  • Get your warm-up/activation done before the meet-up. 

  • Results will show up when you cross the finish and available when viewing your activity in the Companion App. 

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