Mate of mine rode this at the best of his efforts, he's disappointed to be placed near the bottom. As it is a fixed time ride (1 hr.) obviously faster riders will travel further in an hour than slower riders. However, I was under the impression that ZP's placings and Trophy icons for fixed time rides don't actually mean anything? it seems odd though? Any clarification appreciated
Minor timing differences will be due to the randomness of network and PC lag.

Technically timed rides should have trophies removed but I've never got around to implementing.

Zwift do not send us data on distance covered.