9 Stages of DIRT Begins Sunday

9 Stages of DIRT Begins Sunday

Team DIRT has announced a new community race series designed to let Zwifters experience the challenges and teamwork of stage racing, with pro peloton-style scoring and two individual time trial stages.

The 9 stages take place on a wide variety of Zwift routes, utilizing nearly every world Zwift has to offer (Watopia, London, New York, Innsbruck, Richmond, and Yorkshire).

Classifications (Race within the Race)

Taking a cue from pro tours, 9 Stages of DIRT includes 3 competitions which run alongside each individual race for the duration of the series:

  • Team-Based General Classification: for each stage, the time of the best-placed rider counts as the time of the team. Team with the lowest accumulated time for the 9 races wins. You can compete as a 1-racer-team if you wish, but working together as a real team makes you more competitive on every terrain and every situation.
  • Individual Points Competition: each intermediate sprint banner (except lead-ins) gives points for the top 10 riders. Each flat stage finish gives points for the top 10 riders.
  • Individual King of Mountain Competition: Each KOM banner and uphill stage finish gives points for the top riders similar to pro cycling KOM competitions.

Here are detailed charts outlining the Points and KOM classifications:

All race results will be tracked and available on the ZwiftPower league page.

Schedule

Race Categories

Racers must select a category, and each category group gets its own start time. Standard Zwift race categories are used, except this stage race includes an “E” category for elite and long-distance racers!

  • A: 4-4.59 w/kg
  • B: 3.2-3.9 w/kg
  • C: 2.5-3.1 w/kg
  • D: 1-2.4 w/kg
  • E: any w/kg

While everyone will race the same routes (listed above), race length is based on category. See table below for details:

Race routes and lengths

More about DIRT

To learn more about DIRT (Dads Inside Riding Trainers), check the following links:

About The Author

Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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