Did a RR Sunday in absolute brutal conditions - wind, rain, fog, etc. There were lots of DNS and DNF. I came in 20th with a time of 2:15:57. A certain individual, who I won't outright name but works as the sales manager at the lbs hosting the race, got dropped less than 5 miles into the race. I know this because I was riding next to him at the back of the pack from the start, listening to him huff and puff. As soon as the pack got warmed up and picked up the pace he was shelled off the back. I wouldn't have noticed this except the day before I was in his bike shop buying gloves and talking to him about the course. I felt bad for him as we left him in the distance because he seemed like a nice guy. I was even tempted to put my hand on his back to help him along a little but I didn't want to get penalized or offend the guy because I was helping him.
Anyway, to make this short, he got credited with a time of 2:04:15 and coming in 10th, which is absolutely impossible considering when and how he was dropped. I emailed the head judge and she even called him at his bike shop and asked him if he finished the whole course. He said he did and since they had no officials spotting him turning around early they can't do anything. Well it was pouring rain, windy, and foggy - I could have stripped off all my clothes and rode half the course naked and the officials wouldn't have noticed.
I realize this isn't a big deal but it really irks me that a fellow cyclist, someone who I respected the day before, would outright lie about something like this. It also drops me down a spot in the GC, 21st instead of 20th.
I'm tempted to call this guy at his bike shop and ask him what gives but I'm sure he'd just deny it and it wouldn't solve anything.