Nine weeks of Jersey hunting is over and its time for the final draw to conclude spring series of Slovenian Zwift League. As promised at the begining of the spring series our sponsor VS Bike is giving the main prize of league – Wahoo Elemnt Bolt bike computer to one lucky SLO rider with at least 5 finished stages of Fight for Jersey series.
Final draw (15.3.2020) eligible riders list (with at least 5 finished stages) is:
And who the lucky winner is?
Find it out yourself in the video below -:)
Congrats to the lucky winner. Please contact us at email@example.com for your prize collection.
Janez congratulations. For prize collection please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will redirect you to VS Bike for organizing your Bike Fitting session.
Week #8 (8.3.2020) eligible riders list:
Dejan Sever [DIRT]
Just to refresh basic rules about eligibility for our weekly prize draw:
1.) every Slovenian rider with a valid stage result on Zwiftpower.com from the current week is eligible. Riders with SLO flag but without real name and surname (examples: some dude, .Iron Doga, Ave Cezar, Miha 5886, etc..) are excluded. Names like Miha Železnik (Steel Bike lover), Tine Regrat [Vegan Zwift Team] are OK.
2.) Organizers and past lucky winners are excluded from the weekly prize draw. There is no point in getting two prizes in a row, but they all remain eligible for the main prize (Wahoo Elemnt Bolt) after 9 weeks of the league.
Last stage. The final fight for all three jersey contenders. Register here right now.
We are back in London. Only this time this stage isn’t just about flats and sprinting. It’s a mixed stage with sprint-climb-sprint-climb-sprint-climb dynamics. A lot of points are available, both in Green and Black jersey competition and in some categories standing can still be reverted at the very last prime banner.
First, look at the profile. It’s a fairly long stage for Zwift standards. 62km means somewhere between 1h15-1h25 of racing for the A & B category. Within three laps of London 8 loop there are three intermediate sprints at sprint banner and three Box hill climbs between them. This means sprinters will have to suffer and go all out during climbs. Their only hope for survival is, if climbers won’t attack the climbs like crazy, but rather watching each other instead. If this happens there are mighty 32 points available for them and that’s enough to conquer the green jersey competition at the end of the league.
The climbers have 15 points available to grab on three Box hill climbs. Box hill is a very well known climb. It’s a 6-7 min long effort with moderate 5-6% gradients which means, that uphill speeds can be high enough to already feel the draft effect. That’s usually a receipt for killing any attacking initiative, but if climbers want to get rid of sprinters, they have to go really hard. Anyhow, there are enough points available for the A and B categories to change the final standing in the prestigious Black jersey competition.
Looking at the Yellow jersey leaderboard, we can spot very close results in A and C categories. In both categories, a yellow jersey can change their owner and the stage is properly hard to try to eliminate the other contender and try to conquer the jersey at the end.
Since it’s the last stage during this winter season and our indoor preparation is slowly coming to an end, we should attack it properly hard. Let’s go all out into the spring!
Categories & will do 3 laps with a total distance of 63km and 714m of altitude gain. Categories & will do 2 laps with a total distance of 42km and 476m of altitude gain.
The race happens on Sunday 15.3.2020 at 10.30 CET. Register here right now.
See you all there!
Have you ridden the course “London 8” before? The easiest way is to check the segment in your Strava account.
Sounds like a joke, but this time it isn’t. Our league sponsor VS Bike has informed us, they have troubles with all the China trading and import. One of the companies with almost entire production in China is also Wahoo. And right now it’s almost entire Europe without Wahoo Tickr HR monitors and other peripherals since there is almost all delivery delayed due Corona measures.
What’s important, is that we will keep on with prize draw after every stage, but all the winners will have to wait for some time for Wahoo’s EU delivery of goods. VS Bike guaranteed us that we do not have to worry about prizes and actual delivery, it’s only the time that is in question.
Also important, the main prize of the Fight for Jersey league, that is Wahoo Elemnt Bolt bike computer, is still in stock at VS bike and will be drawed in two weeks time between all SLO league riders with at least 5 valid stage results.
Meanwhile, stay rather at home in isolation, live like a monk, turn the pedals behind your TV screen, Fight for jersey like a maniac and wait for the Corona craze to pass by. You can’t get infected over internet for now, but you can get much stronger legs, bigger heart and higher lung capacity.
Fun for everyone. Sprinters and climbers get ready to clash!
Time flies. We are already at the penultimate stage of Fight for Jersey! Only two mixed stages are left, and both are dynamic, mixed with the action guaranteed for sprinters and climbers.
OK, first let’s look at the course. Innsbruck KOM after party is course of two parts. The first part, three Laps of Innsbruckring is fairly flat with only one well known 45s-1min long leg snapper just before the sprint banner. In every Lap, there is a Sprint banner just after the snapper and every time we pass the banner there are 8 points available for sprinters. This means, there are a maximum of 24 pts to grab and a lot of chances for green jersey fighters to change the current leaderboard and prestigious privilege to wear the green jersey in the next stage. Just look at the leaderboard table below, and it’s obvious, that category A and C is very tight and still open for jersey to grab- Only Grega Gregoric from Cat B looks safe, but he has to ride the stage and don’t let Janez Marguč to harvest all sprint points.
The second part of the course is uphill. After three Laps of flats, we turn left on to the main climb of the day. The Innsbruck KOM forward climb awaits and it’s well known to many since we have done it twice already in an autumn stage. It’s a long climb and not that steep. But with variable gradients and many steep ramps long enough to shake off any non-climber. There are 15 points to grab at the top of the climb, but the climbers have a bit harder job to do. They will need to fight with yellow jersey contenders since the KOM banner is also the finish of the stage. This means, that yellow jersey, who does not need to attack for the entire stage, just follow the wheels, will go all-out at the end and compete with black jersey for the same line. Just look at the black jersey leaderboard bellow and you can easily spot the small difference in A and B category. With 30 KOM points in the last two stages on offer, there is still plenty of chance to grab the black jersey. Only Andrew Mudge from Cat C is safe and can not lose the jersey anymore, but he has an offer for bigger fish to fry still open, and we don’t doubt he will fight for it!
All categories & & & will do same distance over 37km distance and 640m of altitude gain.
The race happens on Sunday 8.3.2020 at 10.30 CET. Register here right now and don’t forget to buy flowers for your beloved ladies.
See you all there!
Have you ridden the course “Innsbruck KOM After Party” before? The easiest way is to check the segment in your Strava account.