By Jonathan O'Keeffe
Published 12/14/2023; Updated 12/14/2023

Our final night of the fall Zwift road racing season took Melissa, Zinj, and me to Innsbruck for a four lap race of the Innsbruckring through the downtown area (without the big mountain climb). A killer pace from the start broke up the field quickly, and then we hit the Leg-Snapper, which broke things up even further. Zinj was a little surprised that they had installed this new hill in the middle of the course, but he adapted quickly, and posted some quick times on the last couple laps.

Melissa once again scored the most points to take the win tonight, and the double points for tonight’s race took her within striking distance of the overall series win, but a couple of missed weeks (thanks, COVID!) cost her the title. She’s still the overall top female finisher, and Joe and Zinj round out the men’s season series podium.

Thanks to all our participants in the fall series. We’ll take a couple weeks off over the holidays, and then resume with our winter series of Tuesday and Thursday night Zwift races in early January. Keep an eye on the NCC calendar for details.

Tonight’s results:

  1. Melissa Warwick (C) – 17 of 27 = 105.9 points
  2. Jonathan O’Keeffe (B) – 23 of 40 = 90.0 points
  3. Zinj Guo (B) – 37 of 40 = 20.0 points

Final standings for the fall series:

  1. Jonathan O’Keeffe (10 races) – 781.9 points
  2. Melissa Warwick (8 races) – 620.8 points
  3. Joe Laviolette (3 races) – 158.3 points
  4. Zinj Guo (4 races) – 134.1 points
  5. Jeremy Coleman (3 races) – 113.0 points
  6. Jamie Pair (1 race) – 84.0 points
  7. Tim Downey (1 race) – 73.5 points
  8. Michael Bello (1 race) – 59.1 points
  9. Casey Gibson (1 race) – 40.6 points
  10. Dusty King (1 race) – 40.5 points

Here is the NCC Zwift schedule:

  • Tuesday 6:00 PM – Time Trial / Hill Climb
  • Wednesday 8:00 PM – Social Ride
  • Thursday Evenings – Road Race (times will vary between 5 PM and 7 PM EST)
  • Sat 9:00 AM – Social Ride

Join the NCC Club on Zwift or check Link My Ride on your mobile device for information on each ride.

To learn more about the NCC and Zwift rides, please visit our Zwift page.