This week’s Tiny Races are planned for the new Urukazi map on Zwift’s Makuri Islands world. It’s going to get a little wild as we race unfamiliar roads. Those who do a bit of recon may be rewarded!
But let’s look at last Saturday’s results first…
Last Week’s Results
A: Joakim Lisson (POAuto)
B: John BOLES (WMZ)
C: Gary Cordery (COALITION)
D: Rune Thyboe
A: B B (iSetta)
B: sven svensson (Team 30k)
C: Michael Forsman (V)
D: Mauri Larikka
A: Patrik Stepanek (DIRT)
B: Alex Side (Restart)
C: Steve Schilling (CRYO-GEN)
D: Paul W Denison (HERD)
A: Åsa Fast-Berglund (SZ)
B: Anna Svärdström (SZ)
C: Nana Thanapat (WPJR)
D: Y W
A: Alice Lethbridge (S4W)
B: Jenny Ek (CRYO-GEN)
C: Ramona Simona Moldovan
D: Dani Khoo
A: Mairen Lawson (Twenty24)
B: Kirsty Sheehan (MDSCoach)
C: Jess Ruthe
D: Jadene White
This Week’s Routes: Introducing Urukazi!
All four races this Saturday will be held on new routes in Zwift’s new Urukazi map! Here are shots of some of the finish lines, so you know what to expect:
- Race 1: Bridges and Boardwalks (~5.051km, ends at Shisa Sprint)
Ride over to the Boardwalk Sprint to pick up your feather, then wind your way up to Urukazi’s highest post – the Shisa Sprint bridge – for the big finish!
- Powerup: Feather
- Race 2: Mech Isle Loop (1 Lap, 4km)
The shortest Makuri Island route makes for a great short race with its climb section and mixture of dirt and paved roads. What bike will you use?
- Powerup: none
- Race 3: Island Outskirts (6.2km, end on boardwalk after descent)
Race from Mech Isle up the other side of the Shisa Sprint climb, but this time we’ll descend back down to the boardwalk for the final sprint. Timing is everything – when will you use the anvil?
- Powerup: Anvil
- Race 4: Island Hopper (7.35km, end on bridge atop Mech Isle climb)
We’ve put our longest race of the day last, just in case the D’s need a bit more time. This one ends at the bridge atop the Mech Isle Loop climb.
- Powerup: Steamroller
Zwift displays preliminary race results in game when you cross the line, but points are computed after all four races are finished, with final results on ZwiftPower. (We have to do some data processing on our side to compute results, so if your rankings don’t show up right away, just be patient.)
Riders will earn points based on finish position in each of the 4 Tiny Races. The category winner of each week’s series is the rider with the most points across their timezone’s 4 races. Here are the links for each timezone’s results on ZwiftPower:
- Zone 1 (9am GMT/4am EST/1am PST)
- Zone 2 (3pm GMT/10am EST/7am PST)
- Zone 3 (9pm GMT/4pm EST/1pm PST/Sunday 8am AEDT)
Tiny Race rules are simple. Four races, four rules:
- You must have a ZwiftPower account, because final results are processed by ZwiftPower (learn how to sign up)
- No skipping then returning. These races are meant to be raced as a set of 4. If you need to leave early, that’s fine… but once you miss a race in your hour’s set of 4, don’t come back and race another or you’ll be disqualified from that race since you rested while others were racing! (Example: racing only races 1 and 2 is fine. Racing 1, 2, and 4 is not.)
- Heart rate monitors are required for podium finishers
- ZPower/Virtual power is not allowed. Smart trainer/smart bike or power meter required.
Join a Chat & Chill Cooldown
Immediately following each hour’s racing, we’ve scheduled 30-minute “Chat & Chill” events where riders from all categories can spin out their legs together and have some fun chatting about how it all went down. Find them at zwift.com/events/tag/tinyraces.
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