# How does ZwiftPower determine category?

## How does ZwiftPower determine category?

A: Your ZwiftPower category is calculated based on averaging the w/kg and functional threshold power (FTP) from your best three races within the last 90 days. ... Your best three race results in the previous 90 days are used to assign your ZwiftPower racer category (e.g.: A+, A, B, C, D, or E).

## What do Zwift categories mean?

Zwift race categories help group people of similar abilities together. ... Within the race, you'll see colorful letters next to riders' names that will let you know their category. Some races may show riders in all categories, while in other races you may only see people in your own category.

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• A: 4+ W/kg.
• B: 3.

## What does ZwiftPower category overrides WKG mean?

It means ZwiftPower's WKG Category Model is used but it also requires some form of Category Enforcement to be selected by the race organiser. There are 3 typical forms of Category Enforcement available to race organisers, so not everyone will get a DQ if they enter the wrong category.

## What is a good FTP?

The article claims that a typical fit cyclist might be able to crank out 250 to 300 watts as an average for a 20 minute FTP (functional threshold point) test, while the pros usually average 400 watts. ... Here are the categories that they recommend you race based on your FTP data and watts per kilogram.

## What is UPG in ZwiftPower?

UPG is applied when a person enters a category below the one shown on their ZwiftPower profile which in your case is B. Race organisers expect you to use your assigned ZP category for race entry.

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## What is ZwiftPower rank?

The lower the number, the higher the race quality. (This is because the event ranking scores are based on the individual rankings of riders in the signup list, and the lower a rider's score is, the higher their ZwiftPower rank.)

## What does l mean in ZwiftPower?

Re: ➡️L tag meaning It's telling you which Team Time Trial 'coffee class' the rider raced in. ... In a team it's interesting to race together with a wider range of power...

## What does NP mean on Zwift power?

normalized power

## What do red numbers mean in Zwift power?

Red numbers indicates the highest (sometimes lowest) value in that column. What event are you missing?

## What is Cevaz?

CEVA Z levels are those of an elite cyclist; 5 minutes at 6w/kg or an FTP of 5w/kg - taken from the 95% column. There are roughly 150-160 approved riders on ZwiftPower, many of them Pros or ex-Pros and others typically with a high pedigree racing outdoors.

## Why is Zwift so hard?

Riding on Zwift can feel more difficult for 3 reasons mainly: the human body becomes less efficient at cooling itself, your motivation dwindles due to not having the wind in your hair and the road moving underneath you, and overcoming the resistance of a trainer is very different compared to overcoming the resistance ...

## Can you cheat on Zwift?

Intentionally or not, cheating on the Zwift virtual cycling platform is possible. We expose you some of the most used tricks and some others that are legal.

## How does Zwift calculate power?

You can tell what sort of power calculation method Zwifters are using by looking at their w/kg in the rider list in-game. A lightning bolt next to the number means their wattage is being read from a smart trainer or power meter.

## How accurate is Zwift Watts?

It's pretty clear that Zwift's estimates are off. In the lower power range zwift overestimates power by more than 30%. However, once it passes about 540 watts the pendulum swings the other way and then it begins to underestimate power by well over 22%.

## How accurate is Zwift FTP?

The power meter in the kickr, paired with the way Zwift administers ftp tests is reasonably accurate (within 1-3%). You can expect to feel good at the start of an FTP test, and NOT so good at the end of it.

## Why is Zwift slower?

The physics of group workouts on Zwift are modified in order to keep all riders together. For most riders, this results in a Zwift ride that feels slower than normal.

## Is it better to be lighter or heavier on Zwift?

The time gap here is over 6x what we see on the flats! This is why lightweight riders win mountain races outdoors while the heavier sprinters struggle to finish within the time cutoff. Conclusion: reducing your body weight by 1kg will save you ~45 seconds up Alpe du Zwift.

## Should I Zwift every day?

If your riding schedule includes racing on Zwift, consider racing no more than three times per week, with recovery rides, days off, and lighter training in between. And even if your training load is more steady (with few “race day efforts”) taking a day or two for recovery per week is smart.

## Why are there no other riders on Zwift?

This is usually due to low signal strength on your internet connection. Your wireless provider may be throttling data due to the pandemic (I know mine is).

## Does Zwift work without wifi?

Q: Do I Need an Internet Connection to Run on Zwift? A: Yes! Zwift is a multiplayer online game, so we recommend bandwidth of 3Mbps or higher, with a ping of under 50ms. ... A: On average, Zwift transfers about 16,000 B/s, or about 55 MB/h.

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## What is Fan View Zwift?

#1: Fan View via Companion This will change your Zwifting view from watching yourself to watching the Zwifter you're fan viewing.

## How do you find someone you watch on Zwift?

Quickly click on their name (or a name close to them) from the rider list on the right side of the screen. You can then click around to find the person you want to watch (if you didn't get them right away). Your avatar will disappear / get dropped but you'll still be watching the rider.

## How do you find riders on Zwift?

In the app, select more, and tap “Find Zwifters”. From here, just type in your friend's username and they will appear in the results. If you are riding with someone in game, tap on their profile in ZML, and tap the follow icon in the top right corner.

## How do I change the view on Zwift?

How to change the camera angle

1. PC or MAC — Press keyboard numbers 1-9.
2. ZML — Tap the 'Eye Button' to cycle through the options. Available in Map and Dashboard screens.
3. iOS — Tap the numbered 'Video Button' to cycle through the options.
4. Camera angle options are also available in 'fan view' mode.

## What are the screens in front of Zwift riders?

You may have noticed a colored screen floating in front of people riding or running around Zwift. This means the Zwifter is in workout mode doing a structured workout. If you look closely, you can even see a graph on the screen, along with numbers representing their power and heart rate.

## What does the orange jersey in Zwift mean?

The orange jersey is given to the fastest riders around the main route on a particular course, in either direction. For Watopia that's the “Hilly Route“, London it's “London Loop” and Richmond it's “2015 UCI Worlds Course.”

## What is the difference between Zwift and Zwift companion?

The Zwift Companion (ZC) app turns your mobile device into a remote control for Zwift and makes Zwifting more fun and social. When used alongside Zwift—the ZC app gives you a map view and the ability to chat, make U-turns, and interact with Zwifters—among other things.