We’ve already discussed what FTP is, and why it matters on Zwift. Now that you know your FTP, where does that place you among other riders?
Here’s a handy chart showing typical power numbers for various categories of cyclists in real-world racing. (The “FT” column is your FTP number.) This chart was originally created by Andy Coggan.
Rider categorization for racing on Zwift breaks down differently, although this may change when Zwift rolls out their racing features. Currently the most popular categorization scheme for Zwift races is as follows:
A: 4.0 w/kg FTP or higher
B: 3.2 w/kg to 4.0 w/kg FTP
C:: 2.5 w/kg to 3.2 w/kg FTP
D: Under 2.5 w/kg FTP