Last week’s all-Scotland Tiny Races were a blast, and those Sgurr climbs were especially spicy! This week we’re in London, but before we dig into the route details let’s congratulate our first-place podium winners from last Saturday:
Last Week’s Results
A: Joakim Lisson (POAUTO – CeramicSpeed)
B: Marc Swatton (NoPinzR3R)
C: Florian Müller (R2 NoElite)
D: Tobias Lundh (SZR)
A: Jody Jochems (Toyota Cryo RDT)
B: Eduard Kobak (SISU)
C: Craig Olman
D: Martin Björgvik (SZR)
A: Jeremy Briand (Zwift Quebec)
B: David Squirrell (DIRT)
C: BroFessor (SISU)
D: Cody Chandler (DraftingDinos)
This Week’s Routes: London Loop Variations
This week every race takes place on London Loop, but the routes get longer with each race. You only get one powerup (near the start) each race, so use it wisely!
- Race 1: London Loop (3.72km, ending atop climb to Trafalgar Square)
This is a mostly rolling race, but the punch comes at the end! Turn a sharp right to hit the short climb up Northumberland Ave, and the race ends at the top as you enter Trafalgar Square.
- Powerup: Ghost
- Race 2: London Loop (6km, ends in tunnel exiting Underground)
This is the only route of the week that we’ve raced before, and it’s a favorite because of the pell-mell high-speed finish in the Underground station. Wait too long and you’ll get left in the dust!
- Powerup: Aero Boost
- Race 3: London Loop (7km, ends just after start of Box Hill)
Going a bit further, this time we end on the first straightaway of the Box Hill climb.
- Powerup: Feather
- Race 4: London Loop (7.7km, ends further up Box Hill)
Our final race ends on Box Hill’s second straightaway, on the steepest portion of the climb just a bit before the left-hand hairpin.
- Powerup: Feather
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, but still every week 8-10% of registered ZwiftPower racers get disqualified and removed from the final results. Don’t let that be you! 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.
Pack Dynamics v4 Testing Continues
We’ve been using Zwift’s experimental Pack Dynamics v4 since the first weekend in March, and will continue to do so.
Got feedback on PD4 after your Tiny Races? Share it on this forum topic.
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 their legs together and chat about how it all went down. Find them at zwift.com/events/tag/tinyraces.
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