Red Peloton Cycling Team

Virtual Stage Race Info

  • How to Sign Up
  • Rules
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Prizes

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR VIRTUAL STAGE RACE

  • What You Need:
  1. Indoor trainer (it can be either a smart trainer, or a regular trainer with a power meter).
  2. Any of the following devices: a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone.
  3. Internet connection.
  4. A bike that is compatible with your indoor trainer.
  • How to set up:
  1. Create an account on Zwift: go to https://zwift.com/ and follow the instructions.
  2. Download Zwift on your computer (PC or Mac). If you prefer, you can download the app on a tablet, Apple TV (4th generation or higher) or on your smartphone.
  3. Download the Zwift companion app on your smartphone.
  4. In the companion app tap on “more…” at the bottom right corner. Select find Zwifters and search for Red Peloton | NCNCA and tap “follow.”
  5. Accept the meetup invitation that corresponds to your category. Read meetup details to find out.
  6. On race day, join the meetup at least 5 minutes before the official start time.
  7. Race with your category!
  8. We reserve the right to bump you to a different category based on your ITT watts/kg.
  9. Stage results will show up automatically at the end of the race. Look for overall and segments results at http://redpeloton.com/virtualraces/
  10. If you have any questions, you can email redpeloton@gmail.com

VIRTUAL STAGE RACE RULES

  1. The rider must join the meetup at least 5 minutes before the start. If a rider is not in the meetup, he/she will not get credit for it.
  2. The rider must have a power meter, or a smart trainer paired to Zwift. Riders using Zpower are not eligible for points or a podium position.
  3. Riders can sign up racing as individuals or as part of a team.
    • Teams must have an in-game jersey that must be worn by every team member.
    • Team jerseys will be assigned to the teams based on availability.
    • Individual riders cannot wear a jersey that is being used by a team.
  4. Men and women fields will race together in category, but they will have separate leaderboards. Men B/Women A and Men C/Women B.
  5. Signal dropouts and software issues will be treated as a mechanical: if you have an issue but you are able to stay in the event, you can try to bridge to the group; otherwise, it will be considered as a DNF (did not finish).
  6. ZwiftPower categories will be used for this event. You don’t need a ZwiftPower account (although it is strongly recommended) to participate.
    1. Men A 4+
    2. Men B/Women A 3.2 – 3.9
    3. Men C/Women B 3.1 and lower
    4. Anyone racing outside their category will be DQ’d at commissaire’s discretion.
  7. There will be two commissionaires overseeing each race and sanctioning the leaderboards.
  8. Finish of each segment is at the blue finish line meet-up banner.
    1. Zwift leaderboards will be used for final results.
  9. In-game Time trial bikes are not allowed in events that are not an individual time trial.
  10. Field limit for each event category is 50 riders total.
  11. Field must be at least 5 riders per category for cash prizes to be awarded.
  12. Riders can only compete in  one category per day.
  13. Riders need to add a “M” or “W” to their name as well as race level: ex. John Jones Super Race Team (M) (A)
  14. Riders must participate in all three events to be considered for the Omnium results. Riders may do any single race and be eligible for those prizes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?

  • Do I need a Zwift account to race the vTNTs?

Yes, you need to have an active account on Zwift to be able to race the Virtual Stage Race. You can go to https://zwift.com/ and start your 7 day free trial.

  • How do I sign up for the race?

You need to follow Red Peloton | NCNCA on Zwift and wait for the invitation to join the meetup. Please email redpeloton@gmail.com if you have been placed in the wrong category.

  • How do I choose my race category?

These categories are based on the ZwiftPower watts/kilogram:

  1. Men A 4+
  2. Men B/Women A 3.2 – 3.9
  3. Men C/Women B 3.1 and lower
  • How much is it to sign up for the Virtual Stage Race?

Virtual Stage Race admission is free for the entire series. However, you need to have an active Zwift account to be able to race.

  • What Jersey do I use in-game?

You can select any in-game kit of your preference as long as it is not being used by any of the registered teams.

  • How do I see the overall standings and podium?

You can check all the podiums by category, overall standings and race videos at http://redpeloton.com/virtualraces/ or in your Zwift activity. 

  • Are there prizes and how do I get them?

Cash Prizes will be sent via Pay Pal. Contact a race commissaire, or e-mail redpeloton@gmail.com

  • How long is the Virtual Stage Race and when does it start?

The Virtual Stage Race is 3 days long. It starts on Friday, September 18th through Sunday September 20th.

  • What happens if a field is smaller than 5 riders?

If a category does not reach the 5 riders minimum, the winner of that category will not be eligible for the prize of the day. However, the winner still accumulates points towards the Omnium series.

  • Can I race multiple categories?

No, each rider can race only one category per day. If after racing the first event, a rider can request to be transferred to a different category that best matches their abilities for the following events. A commissaire can also upgrade a rider if their abilities are beyond a category.

  • What if I still have other questions?

If you have any other questions, you can email redpeloton@gmail.com

Day 1: Individual Time Trial - Tempus Fugit

  1. Winner Category Men A: $15
  2. Winner Category Men B: $15
  3. Winner Category Men C: $15
  4. Winner Category Women A: $15
  5. Winner Category Women B: $15

Day 2: Criterium - Richmond Fan Flats

  1. Winner Category Men A: $15
  2. Winner Category Men B: $15
  3. Winner Category Men C: $15
  4. Winner Category Women A: $15
  5. Winner Category Women B: $15

Day 3: Road Race - Various Courses

  1. Category Men A:
    1. 1st Place: $15
    2. 2nd Place: $10
    3. 3rd Place: $5
    4. KoM 1 Segment: $5
    5. Sprint 1 Segment: $5
    6. KoM 2 Segment: $5
    7. Sprint 2 Segment: $5
    8. Omnium Winner: $50
  2. Category Men B:
    1. 1st Place: $15
    2. 2nd Place: $10
    3. 3rd Place: $5
    4. KoM 1 Segment: $5
    5. Sprint 1 Segment: $5
    6. KoM 2 Segment: $5
    7. Omnium Winner: $50
  3. Category Men C:
    1. 1st Place: $15
    2. 2nd Place: $10
    3. 3rd Place: $5
    4. KoM 1 Segment: $5
    5. Sprint 1 Segment: $5
    6. KoM 2 Segment: $5
    7. Sprint 2 Segment: $5
    8. Omnium Winner: $50
  4. Category Women A:
    1. 1st Place: $15
    2. 2nd Place: $10
    3. 3rd Place: $5
    4. KoM 1 Segment: $5
    5. Sprint 1 Segment: $5
    6. KoM 2 Segment: $5
    7. Omnium Winner: $50
  5. Category Women B:
    1. 1st Place: $15
    2. 2nd Place: $10
    3. 3rd Place: $5
    4. KoM 1 Segment: $5
    5. Sprint 1 Segment: $5
    6. KoM 2 Segment: $5
    7. Sprint 2 Segment: $5
    8. Omnium Winner: $50