Tiny Race Series – September 2 Routes and Last Week’s Results

The Tiny Races happen every Saturday, and they’re all about getting a hard, fun effort done in 1 hour. You’re meant to race all 4 races back-to-back, with each lasting just 5-10 minutes, giving you a short break in between.

B racer Eric Barnett took on his first-ever Tiny Races last week, and streamed the fun for all to enjoy. “This is some real deal suffering…” He finished 7 overall in Zone 2 – not a bad start:

Got a great YouTube video of your Tiny Race experience? Post it in the comments and we may feature it on Zwift Insider!

Last Week’s Results

Overall Winners

Zone 1 (9am UTC)

A: Jun Kamotora (TMR/J4T)
B: Allan Myhré (OUT)
C: Cyril Breuil (FFZ)
D: BiTo RV Trave Tandem

Zone 2 (3pm UTC)

A: Luca Iberti (Team Italy)
B: Louis Hermans (SPSD)
C: Martin Ward (Titanium)
D: Steve C

Zone 3 (9pm UTC)

A: Thomas Berry (BL13)
B: Eltjo Keijer (TeamNL)
C: K Ruger (RHINO)
D: Andrew Milling

Women’s Winners

Zone 1 (9am UTC)

A: Claire Stringer-Phillips (RWB)
B: Iris Smyth
C: Katie Loker (Burrito)
D: Eunice Alexander (ZRScot)

Zone 2 (3pm UTC)

A: Gabriela Guerra (Beastmode pb ROSE)
B: Nicola Smith (Synergy)
C: Melissa Touma (Synergy)
D: Brigitte (COALITION)

Zone 3 (9pm UTC)

A: –
C: –
D: Bo Tanker

This Week’s Routes: Variations on a Loop

This week all four races are on Watopia’s Two Bridges Loop route, but each race is longer than the one before. Begin with a short race to the JWB Sprint Reverse line and end with a full loop of the route. Each race’s finish varies from the others, appealing to the strengths of different riders!

Pro tip: you’ll want to understand how the recently-updated Anvil powerup works, since its use will play a crucial role this weekend.

  • Race 1: Two Bridges Loop (2.832km, ending at JWB Sprint Reverse)
    A super-short start, this is going to be a VO2 blast with riders attacking from the gun. Will you use your anvil to attack early, or to boost your sprint?
    • Powerup: Anvil (1x)
  • Race 2: Two Bridges Loop (5.62km, ending atop climb)
    Here’s one for the puncheurs, with the finish line atop this route’s key ascent.
    • Powerup: Anvil (2x)
  • Race 3: Two Bridges Loop (6.37km, ending on bridge after descent)
    This is a finish line we’ve never used before! Hit the key climb, descend the backside, and finish at high speed on the overpass bridge. Proper anvil use will be crucial here.
    • Powerup: Anvil (2x)
  • Race 4: Two Bridges Loop (1 lap, 7.3km)
    We finish with the full loop, ending in an all-out sprint.
    • Powerup: Anvil (2x)

Sign up at zwift.com/events/tag/tinyraces

ZwiftPower Results

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:


Tiny Race rules are simple, but still every week 6-8% 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.
  • Smart trainer/smart bike or power meter required. ZPower/Virtual power is not allowed.

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.

Zwift Insider Kit Unlock

Finish any Tiny Race or a Chat & Chill ride and unlock the Zwift Insider “Ride Smarter // Ride Harder” in-game kit.

Questions or Comments

Post below!

Eric Schlange
Eric Schlangehttp://www.zwiftinsider.com
Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava


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Hans Holm Møller
Hans Holm Møller
2 months ago

Hi Eric Any chance of avoiding DQ for the last 3 races in Tiny Races Zone 1 this morning. It seems like the latest zwift update has spoiled the use of elite rizer anywhere else in zwift than on Ripack Ridge and in the first race it permanently placed me outside of any draft in the left side of the road. After a couple of km alone in the middle of the road I was so annoyed that I stopped and quit the race just before the last 500 m downhill. I deactivated the rizor for the last three races… Read more »

2 months ago

Would appreciate a DQ on the obvious cheating by Keyes in the A races

2 months ago

Just did my first of these series of races over the weekend! So awesome and what a workout…

Can anyone clear up the reason for the differences in times on Zwift vs ZwiftPower?

I have just been bumped up to B and noticed while looking through other Cats that Cs and Ds were all managing faster times! Monster efforts…

Were they having a great day or am I missing something?


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