After reading that amusing thread where Cypress violated the yellow line rule for 2 seconds to get position at the end of a P 1-2-3 road race, a little perspective is in order. Does anyone know ANY sport where minor infractions of rules don't occur all the time? in football there's holding in the interior line on every other play. In basketball the only fouls are the one the officials SEE and choose to call. Cypress' actions are what any competitive athlete is going to do come crunch time. He gets DQ'd? Whatever. No yellow line dodge, no placing in his race.
Spare me the sermonizing about how it's 'dangerous'. Maybe to Cypress. But I'm sure he looked up the road and made sure HE wasn't about to ride straight into an oncoming car endangering himself and others. Get a grip. He went over the yellow line, got his position, didn't endanger anyone and that's about all there is to it.
How many guys were in that race? 30? 24 of them finished behind Cypress. They all obeyed the yellow line rule. I'm sure they feel like solid citizens. Good for them. Cypress wanted to finish well. That's what bike RACERS do. Lance and E. Merckx would approve.
Cypress didn't get caught. He crossed the yellow line in the last 200 meters. No flag, no foul. He didn't hold up a 7/11. (That's what I'D have to do to get a place in a P-123 race).