I race the D Group. The guys that win are putting out 3.5 to 4 wpk. I can put out 3 wpk and this may get me a top 10. Sometimes I am in a 3R race in the D Group and may be having a strong day at 3 to 3.2 wpk riding at the front. Then all of a sudden everyone around me disappears and I am 2 minutes behind the group. This is pretty bogus. Sometimes I don’t show up in the standings at the end of the race, Is this a glitch or is the race organizer penalizing me. It has happened several times.If I raced the C group I would come last at these power levels.
If this is the race organizer penalizing me, it seems pretty uptight. It only happens in 3R races and there seems to be too many 3R events.