VirtuSLO e-League 2022, Winter edition

VirtuSLO e-League is a points-based race serié with 8 races over 8 week period with VirtuSlo Categories in A, B, C, D and E Pens. Races will be held every Sunday at 10.30 AM CET, starting from the 16th January till 6th March 2022. Everyone is welcome to take part and participate, score points in a single race or entire series.

Rules

The winner of the day is the rider with the highest points total, including bonus points gathered during the race for:
First across the line (FAL) on Sprints and KOM intermediate prime banners.
Look very carefully at calendar table for Primes Banners that count for bonus points before entering the race!

Finish Points
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th +78th
Points 100 90 85 80 78 76 74 72 70 69 1
Sprint Bonus Points FAL
5,4,3,2,1

*Sprints Classification is based on the total points (FAL) awarded at Sprint banners.

KOM Banner KOM Ranking KOM Bonus Points FAL
Innsbruck KOM, Innsburck KOM Reverse 1 20,15,10,8,6,5,4,3,2,1
Epic KOM, Epic KOM Reverse 2 15,12,10,8,6,5,4,3,2,1
Leith Hill KOM, NYC KOM 3 10,8,6,5,4,3,2,1
Volcano KOM 4 6,4,3,2,1
Richmond 23rd St. 5 3,2,1

*KOM Classification is based on the total points (FAL) awarded at KOM banners.

Group categories and start times

Check your category with Virtuslo Category Calculator based on your FTP (95% of your Peak20min power output):

Solo Rider on a Road Bike
Zwift
Pen
Start
 
Speed on Flat at FTP (km/h)
40km/h < A 0min
39km/h to 40km/h B +1min
38km/h to 39km/h C  +2min
37km/h to 38km/h D  +3min
< 37km/h E  +4min

Generally, your profile data at zwiftpower.com (abbreviated as ZP) continuously monitors your performance for the last 90 days (~3 months). If you are new and didn’t participate in an event on Zwift yet or don’t know your category yet, use 95% of your best 20-minute effort to calculate your Virtuslo Category.

Important note: We are 100% dependent on Zwiftpower monitoring and their statistical service. If you are close to the Category limit, and you are not a very experienced Zwifter or long-time rider familiar with your power output, we recommend choosing a higher Category. It can be heartbreaking if you simply improve during League, with your heart pumping more blood, lungs extracting more Oxygen, and legs pushing pedals stronger and get filtered from results, relegated to a higher Category with a new start from Zero.

 

General classification

To score points rider must finish the stage and be listed in ZP results. Daily race result counts for the general classification (GC). Riders daily finishing rank translates into GC Points. The winner in GC will be the one with the highest cumulative score of 7 best races out of 8. Worst week deletetion will be applied after week 4. 

 GC Points
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th +78th
Points 100 90 85 80 78 76 74 72 70 69 1

Example of the general classification after 8 weeks:

Rider Week #1 Week #2 Week #3 Week #4 Week #5 Week #6 Week #7 Week #8 Sum
#1 100 100 90 85 80 90 100 90 655
#2 90 85 0 100 100 100 85 85 645
#3 85 90 100 90 85 0 80 100 630
#4 80 78 85 80 90 85 78 0 576
#5 0 0 80 78 78 80 76 80 472
#6 0 0 78 76 76 78 74 0 382
#7 0 80 0 74 70 72 69 0 365
#8 0 0 0 70 72 70 69 68 349
#9 0 0 70 0 0 68 0 0 138
#10 0 0 0 0 0 60 0 0 60

 

In case of an equal amount of points in GC between two riders, then Total Finish Points are the second Tie-breaker and Bonus Points for FAL are the third Tie-breaker.
A rider with most points gathered during the serié will wear yellow.

 

Leaders jersey (the dress code)

We kindly ask the current Leader of the GC competition to wear a special Yellow jersey reserved only for the race leader with yellow socks for the time of his leadership in this event. It is a unique privilege, obligation, and the burden of visibility that comes along with leadership. All current leaders from every group will also have special privilege with a yellow beacon assigned during their leadership.Rest of the field: we kindly ask you to avoid wearing a Yellow CRCA jersey and yellow socks for the time of this event. With yellow avoidance, you show respect to the leader and his special privilege. But do not hesitate to attack and grab the jersey for the next stage if you can!

Instruction: during ingame press the P button on your keyboard and write “CRCANYC” code. This unlocks this yellow jersey. Now go into the garage and change your jersey before the race.

Mandatory requirements and Race settings

1. Heart rate monitor and correct HR data.

2. Smart trainer or power meter only. No speed pod only participants, no dumb trainer or roller participant!

3. Participants must be registered on Zwiftpower.com with obligatory OPT-IN in zwift.com Profile. How to register and opt-in (instructions): Link 1, Link 2.

4. No sandbagging (intentionally entering lower category race). Obvious sandbaggers interfering the race will be expelled out of the race by being flagged from the community.

5. No power-ups.

6. Using Sticky Watts with power meter to get unrealistic advantage will result in DQ.

Zwiftpower Disqualifcation Codes

WKG : Exceeded category power limits
UPG : Please upgrade; rider has proven ability to race in higher category
ZP : Zpower sources of power data prohibited in this category/finishing position
HR : Heart rate monitor required in this category/finishing position
ZRVG : ZADA disqualification
5W : 5-minute power exceeded 6 w/kg without ZADA approval
REGN : Unregistered rider, would have originally finished in Nth place if not disqualfieid
15S  Exceeded 15-second w/kg limit
DQ : Disqualified for other reason (see note, or contact organizers)

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