I started racing last year and encountered this situation sometimes:
we're in the last km of the race, I'm in some guy's wheel in the front of the pack and waiting for the sprint to start. All of a sudden, someone starts the sprint and passes me on one side. I want to jump on his wheel but :
I don't know if an other guy is on his wheel, so if I change my line I might create a crash with the other guy who's already in his wheel.
the questions that are burning me are :
what do I do not to get stuck in a wheel and having to watch others pass me by? do I keep looking back to see if someone is making a move? at such high speed a lot can happen while I'm looking back - a crash, a sprint,...I am not a sprinter so initiating the sprint is not my best option.
in a sprint, can I change my line as I want to jump on a guy's wheel passing me w/o knowing if someone else is already in his wheel because it's that guy's responsibility not to hit me? what solutions are there for me?
thanks to all you sprinters out there!