Updated: Mar 16
Thursday, March 17th at 7:15PM & 7:40PM
The Royal City Rumble: Our signature club ride is now a Zwift Club Event. Make sure to accept your invite to the Royal City eSports club using the Companion App. Then go to our club and join the event.
This week features two consecutive events. Make sure to RSVP for both. Both events will be done as an Australian Pursuit that 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 three 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 (B, C & D) @ +0:00 Wave 2 (A & B) @ +1:30 Wave 3 (A & A+) @ +3:00
So, when you're in the start pen 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/
See pics (below) and use this info to create your stem guides:
Start: Wave Start. See above for self selected wave guidelines.
Route: This route covers the "in town" portion of the 2018 UCI Worlds course. It's mostly flat but includes a short, steep climb ~half way through.
Finish: Orange Lap Banner. Use the "distance remaining" indicator on the dashboard (blue, bottom right) to judge your finish sprint.
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.