This is interesting, more so how Zwift could ever make prize winning races fair. Short of mandatory in person group races where trainers, scales and height measurements tools were provided by race organizations, it just can’t be verified in every “pain cave” around the world.
It doesn’t distract from the Zwift product, but for those that race a lot at the top levels and take it seriously, it’s a bit disheartening. I don’t see how they could ever stop cheating and that prevents me from ever wanting to race inside of Zwift. I can’t gut myself in a race knowing (or at least thinking), I’m just racing against cheaters. Which is too bad, because it’s a unique feature of Zwift. I’ve seen many of good video games (closet old school gamer myself) that lost all appeal when cheating was obvious and rampant.