I've only done two races so far, so obviously I'm not expecting to upgrade anytime soon. This is just for future reference and mainly out of curiosity, but it seems as if I'm not going to get "credit" for having raced those two races.
The first one I just purchased a one day license for last fall. After I purchased my official license a couple months ago, I called USA Cycling to see if I could get that race applied to my license. I was told that the race promoter didn't submit the results so I couldn't.
Then my second race was last weekend, and while the results are displayed on the USA Cycling website, only the first 15 places or so are listed. Well I didn't place in the top 15 (in fact I DNFed!), but I still participated. The language I read describing upgrades says "experience in 10 mass start races" so I assumed that if you got pulled you still got credit for the start.
So am I just SOL on these counting towards my total number of races?