Zwift WTRL TTT 17 Dec 2020


Written by Olivier Salmon

December 20, 2020

The results are in. And what an eventful night with a good workout with over 1 hr of riding.

BTS2 were faster than BTS is the headline, and is actually true as technically BTS did not get 4 riders across the finish line,  and therefore should be DNF.

But BTS did get a time because even though only 3 of us finished, Ed counted for BTS, presumably because he had not changed his Zwift power tag from BTS to BTS2. So Ed was counted in the results as BTS 4th rider and that gave BTS a time for the results.  If we’d been further up the table we would have pointed this out to WTRL as an “unintentional cheat” but given the BTS  position in the rankings, I don’t think anyone will worry about it.

For the record, Olivier finished as a solo rider in 1:04:26  and his time would have the BTS team in 121st place. Chris vanished from the race after an iPad issue, not far from the end. While Andy didn’t have anything left in the tank after one and a half lap. Liam lost the discord link due to phone battery dying, but enjoyed riding in radio silence for a while, following the leading plan shared via Zwift messaging. When BTS split up, Liam slowed to see if we could re-group, and the next time I looked up Oliver was 20s ahead and gone.

Both teams were slower than our 1:03 record set on the 8th of October – we had 8 riders that evening, and per person, most of us put out less Watts that night than we did last night. It just goes to show the benefit of a larger team, drifting, and good organization.

Thanks to all who contributed to World Bicycle Relief – WTRL  teams raised $66,000+

Next week, Christmas Eve is the Bologna Time Trial course: 24km, 1.5 laps i.e. up, down, and up again. You need to see the course profile below to recognize what this means. Expect another 1hr+ride, which should prepare you nicely for Stuffing the next day.

  Dist./ km Date Time Riders Category Position Fastest team km/h Us km/h % diff to top
Sand and Sequoias 43.1 17-12 1:17:34 AD, CD, LM, OS, (EN) Frappe 256/256 43.83 33.11 24%
      1:12:04 AT, DH, ML, RM, MS, (EN) Latte 164/233 41.2 35.63 14%
Greater London Flat 28.9 10-Dec 41:06.3 AD, AG, CD, OS Frappe 115/265 46.29 42.18 9%
      44:09.9 AT, DH, LM, ML, RM, MW*, SW Latte 123/252 43.7 39.26 10%
Harrogate Circuit Reverse 27.334 03-Dec 44:07.2 AD (DNF), AG, CD, LM, OS Frappe 84/263 40.85 37.13 9%
      55:48.1 AT, DH, MB, ML, SW Latte 211/233 37.83 29.35 22%
Magnificent 8 28.85 26-Nov 42:35.6 AD, CD, LM, OS, MW Frappe 174/268 45.38 40.85 10%
      47:07.3 AT, DH, MB, (MS), SW Latte 182/230 42.88 36.93 14%
Watopia Hilly 27.4 19-Nov 41.45.8 CD, LM, OS Frappe 120/225 44.21 39.36 11%
      49:38.6 AT, DH, MB, SW Latte 175/192 41.02 33.12 19%
Fuego Flats 37.12 12-Nov 51:51.5 AD, CD, EN, OS, MW Frappe 128/246 47.02 42.92 9%
      58:21.6 AT, DH, MB, (ML, MS, SW), LM Latte 197/222 44.1 38.14 14%
Richmond UCI 32.8 05-Nov 51:45.0 OS, CD, MW Frappe 159/215 43.54 38.03 13%
      01:01:32 AT, DH, MB, ML, MS, SW Latte 193/205 40.45 32 21%
Innsbruck 27.2 22-Oct 39.56 OS Frappe     40.2  
        AT, LM, ML, MS, MB, SW, DH Latte        
Watopia Flat 30.465 15-Oct 44:15.1 AC, AD, CD, EN, OS Frappe 83/172 45.15 41.49 8%
      49:46.9 AT, LM, ML, MS, SW Latte 107/135 42.63 36.88 13%
Sand and Sequoias 43.1 08-Oct 01:03:07 AC, AD, AT, CD, LM, MS, OS, SW Frappe 119/204 44.95 40.68 9%
Volcano Flat Reverse 37.1 01-Oct 0:57:07 AC, AT, CD, LM, MS, OS Frappe 115/148 44.49 38.98 12%
Watopia Hilly Reverse 27.71 24-Sep 0:43:13 AT, CD, LM, OS Frappe 127/149 44.18 38.46 13%
UCI Harrogate 27.6 10-Sep 0:45:16 AT, CD, LM, OS Frappe 92/144 41.55 36.58 12%

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