I started racing for the first time in the last week or so. Been in about 3 races and I’m noticing that my w/kg would often put me in a top position but my actual results are somewhere in the middle of the pack. I guess I was naively thinking in most cases highest w/kg would be the race winner but I’m clearly missing something.
I’m not sure if the type of bike makes a huge difference? Again I’m pretty new so I don’t have access to anything impressive yet. Does this put me at an extreme disadvantage? Does anyone have any recommendations on a good noobie bike for typical racing?
Do race tactics make a huge difference here? I mean obviously they must but I guess I was thinking riding in a group would mean I use less energy (and maybe I lose a sprint or can’t continue) but not necessarily that I’d go faster.
Anyway thanks very much for any tips.