Hi!

Looks like a thorough rewriting of the classificstion system!

One Q: what exactly is meant by “A riders ranking going into every race is calculated from the average of their 5 best results in the past 3 months.”

Does this refer to the A/B/C/D cat determination based on power output rules?

As far as I understand, with the new system, there’s still no link between race performance and Categorisation, right?
Correct. The ranking is not used to categorise riders. It may at some point be used for edge case reclassification.

Right now rankings is simply an indication of your racing ability vs other riders.
Thanks for the response James.

Just to be hundred percent clear on this, so we can communicate this correctly within the team, I have one follow-up question regarding the averaging: what exactly does the statement “A riders ranking going into every race is calculated from the average of their 5 best results in the past 3 months.” refer to? Ie, what exactly is being averaged? And why?
The average of your best 5 race results, the number shown for each race on profile. This is simply the USAC system as explained on the FAQ.