Last week’s “Watch the Dirty Bits” Tiny Races were extra spicy with their key dirt sections and riders choosing non-road rigs for certain races. Big props to Joakim Lisson, currently the world’s top-ranked Zwift racer, who finally achieved a perfect score against the Zone 1 A’s, taking 1st in all four races. Incredible!
Of course, it’s not just the A’s who race. We’ve got B, C, and D categories fighting it out every Saturday as well. Watch Scott from KOM Hunt TV take on the C category:
Last Week’s Results
A: Joakim Lisson (POAuto)
B: Simon Matros (WattFabrik)
C: S Arkwright (PCC)
D: Arie Pieter Roodnat
A: Teppo Laurio (Wahoo Le Col)
B: Rudi Nussbaumer (KC)
C: Daniel Lundberg (eSRT)
D: B B
A: Thomas Lajoie (OPTIMUM)
B: C L A N C Y (CLS)
C: Richard Fecteau
D: Todd Sheaman (CRYO-GEN)
B: Anneli Granberg (eSRT)
C: Lynn Shiels (Team CLS)
D: Julie Clark (ART)
A: Charlotte Colclough (Toyota CRYO RDT)
B: Naomi de Pennington (Twenty24)
C: Sophia Chi (Speed Hound)
D: Linny O’Rourke (ART)
A: Natalie Stevenson (Toyota CRYO RDT)
B: Zee Kryder
C: Claire Jackson (WTRL)
D: Dorothy Davis (Herd)
This Week’s Routes
This week’s routes get a bit more climby as we go on…
- Race 1: Bell Lap (3 laps)
Most racers know Crit City well, but have you ever raced just 3 laps? Hopefully somebody will go long on the final twisty climb and really make it interesting.
- Powerup: Anvil 2x
- Race 2: Champs-Elysees (4.52km, ends at Sprint Banner)
Our first-ever Tiny Race in Paris, we won’t even complete a full lap in this effort. Just the lead-in around Jardin des Tuileries, then it’s gonna be a hard drag up Montée des Champs Elysées to the sprint banner for the finish.
- Powerup: Steamroller
- Race 3: Rooftop Rendezvous (1 lap, 6.7km)
The pack will get stretched and snap up the Rooftop KOM, but it’s the descent afterward, and riders’ sense of timing, which will determine who crosses the finish line first.
- Powerup: Draft Boost
- Race 4: Douce France (7.047km, ends at Ballon Sprint)
This rolling, twisty route will take you flying through Les Intestins and over a few rollers before sprinting for the Ballon Sprint arch.
- Powerup: none
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, 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 – you will be DQ from race 4. And if you race 2, 3, and 4, you’ll be DQ from all those races, since you skipped race 1!)
- 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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