So, who got to try Ventoux on Zwift while it was still accessible (without ‘hacking’ the world selection)? How did you find it?
I’ve done it twice now and, for the most part, I think Zwift did a pretty good job of it. They’ve added a bit more visual interest to the lower two thirds of the climb - a necessary difference to the real climb I think - but the last third (the ‘moonscape’ bit) feels and looks pretty accurate (as far as Zwift goes anyway). The KOM jersey for the climb is pretty cool as well. I’m not sure that it is something that I would do all that often though - climbing on zwift just doesn’t feel enough like real climbing for me (you don’t have all the other pressures on your body, so you can just lock in and treat it like a TT into a strong headwind).
Having just completed Sweet Spot Base HV I&II, I felt pretty comfortable with long intervals at high percentages of FTP, so Ventoux was a good challenge. Managed to hold just over my training FTP for the whole of the climb, so I guess that means its time to bump the FTP up a bit for the coming build phase.
I’m looking forward to the France maps going on rotation