Welcome to BSCC’s Zwift 5 Event Series
Unfortunately this is only for people on Zwift and just a little something to add a bit of spice to your Zwift week. We are proposing to create a 5 event series with routes to suit all types of riders; Fast TT’s, Climbing TT’s, a climb up the iconic Alpe du Zwift and BSCC’s very own 1 Hour Zwift record.
Worry not, it’s not just for the out and out racers. There is a generous handicap system in place that should enable anyone to win a stage or the overall series! Most events are less than an hour long and scheduled for a Thursday evening at 19:00, with the exception of the last event which is Sunday so you can attack the climb fresh!
You do not have to participate in every event but obviously you will be disadvantaged in the overall standings.
All competitors will be encouraged to use join the Facebook Rooms session so that everyone can watch the pain, whether competing or not!
Each ride will use the Zwift Meetup with “Race Results” function which will be the sole means of capturing the results. This does mean that Late Join is not available so you must be at the start on time! Unfortunately we will not be starting in the special start pens that other events use, but all riders will line up on the side of the road. We will use Meetup Only view so we will appear to be the only people on the course. Drafting will be available if you want to be tactical about things!
If you would like to join, please ensure you follow “Andy Perry BSCC/BCCEN”
Details of each stage below with information from Zwift Insider, along with a summary table at the bottom which shows the time or distance bonus on offer per stage.
Results will be published after each race with current overall standing.
If you have any comments or suggestions on the event series then please let me know.
Stage 1 – Thursday 21st January @ 19:00 The Richmond UCI Worlds route is a replica of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships course in Richmond, Virginia, USA. It was at this race where Peter Sagan famously attacked on 23rd Street to eventually win his first World Champs jersey.
It’s a wonderful race course, with very flat first half and a nice mix of attackable climbs on the back half.
Stage 2 – Thursday 28th January @ 19:00 “Tempus Fugit” is Latin for “time flees (or flies)”, and this is certainly a flat, fast route. It is designed as an out and back TT race course, with the lead-in from the desert start pens making the course come in right around 20km in length for one lap.
But this stage isn’t a 1 lap race, it’s a 1 Hour time limit, ride as fast and as far as you can in 1 Hour!
Stage 3 – Thursday 4th February @ 19:00 Innsbruck’s flagship route is actually just a portion of the 2018 UCI Worlds course which was raced in September 2018. It’s dominated by the 7.4km climb at the beginning with a fast downhill and rolling flat to the finish.
Stage 4 – Thursday 11th February @ 19:00 “2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit” covers the actual finishing circuit which the world’s top road racers raced in September’s 2019 UCI Worlds events. There no significant climbs but some sapping grinds.
Stage 5 – Sunday 14th February @ 10:00 Watopia’s “Road to Sky” route is the shortest route which includes Alpe du Zwift, a massive climb modelled after the iconic Alp d’Huez. Countdown the switchbacks and enjoy!
Here are the details of the routes and time bonus’s that will be applied at the end of the event for reference.
Remember, referees decision is final…..ME 🙂
|Date||Start||Route||World||Miles||Ele (ft)||Type||Best Suits||Expected - Fast||Expected - Int||Expected - GCR||Bonus - Fast||Bonus - Int||Bonus - GCR|
|21/01/2021||19:00||2015 UCI Worlds Course||Richmond||10||466||Race||Rouleur||00:22:00||00:25:00||00:27:00||00:00:00||00:03:00||00:05:00|
|28/01/2021||19:00||Tempus Fugit||Watopia||11||52||1 Hour||Time Triallist||45||38||35||0||7||10|
|04/02/2021||19:00||2018 UCI Worlds Course Short Lap||Innsbruck||15||1598||Race||Grimpeur||00:43:00||00:51:00||01:00:00||00:00:00||00:06:00||00:18:00|
|11/02/2021||19:00||2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit||Yorkshire||9||787||Race||Time Triallist||00:22:00||00:24:00||00:28:00||00:00:00||00:04:30||00:12:00|
|14/02/2021||10:00||Road to Sky||Watopia||11||3428||Race||Grimpeur||00:50:00||01:00:00||01:15:00||00:00:00||00:10:00||00:25:00|
For anyone not familiar with Zwift, here is a handy guide