This Friday, December 10th, sees the start of the first-ever L39ION of LA Crit Series. Racers are already signing up in droves, so these races will clearly be highly competitive events.
Additional details about the series have come to light since our initial post, so we wanted to follow up with a fresh post. Here’s everything you need to know about the L39ION of LA Crit Series.
The L39ION of LA Crit Series consists of 4 races:
- Friday, December 10th
- Tuesday, December 14th
- Friday, December 17th
- Tuesday, December 21st
While each race will have a winner (the first over the line), there is also a points-based general classification for the overall series. A race within the race!
Riders earn points based on their finishing position: 20 points for 1st, 19 for 2nd, 18th for 3rd, all the way down to 1 point for 20th place.
The overall GC winner will be the rider in each time slot with the most points after 4 races.
Choose Your League/Time Slot
There are four “leagues” to choose from. Each league has its own time slot:
- AUS: 6:30pm AEDT/7:30am GMT/2:30am EST/11:30pm PST
- East: 11am AEDT/12am GMT/7pm EST/4pm PST
- UK/EU: 6am AEDT/7pm GMT/2pm EST/11am PST
- West: 2pm AEDT/3am GMT/10pm EST/7pm PST
Your GC points only apply to the particular time slot you race, so if you want to compete for GC, you must race the same time slot in each of the four races.
32 GC Winners
With 4 leagues (time slots) and 4 categories in each mixed race as well as 4 categories in each women-only race, a total of 32 GC winners (16 mixed, 16 women-only) will be crowned at the conclusion of the series.
About the Route: Neokyo Crit Course
Events will take place over 6 laps (approximately 24 km/15 miles) of the Neokyo Crit Course, a flat 3.9km circuit that covers portions of the permanently-dark Neokyo map near the Neokyo Harbor start pens including Castle Park and the Shopping District.
Tips for Beginners
If you haven’t yet raced seriously on Zwift, never fear. Here’s what you need to know before jumping into the L39ION of LA Crit Series…
Choosing Your Category
Riders must select a category when signing up for the race. Categories are based on your FTP in watts per kilogram. Calculating this is simple: if your FTP is 250 watts and you weigh 75kg, your FTP in w/kg would be 250/75=3.33 w/kg.
Standard ZwiftPower categories used for this series are:
- A: 4+ w/kg
- B: 3.2-4 w/kg
- C: 2.5-3.2 w/kg
- D: 1-2.5 w/kg
If your FTP is 3.33 w/kg, you would sign up for the B category.
Important: signing up for too “low” of a category is considered sandbagging, and you will be removed from the final results.
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Ready to Race?
Find the series events in the Companion app, or click below to see all upcoming events in the series and sign up.
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