At what point do you HAVE to upgrade from a 5 to a 4?
I know you can upgrade after 10 mass start races, but are you forced to at that point?
I did 4 races last year in my first year of racing. Went from being lapped my first race, to 20th, to 9th, to 5th place finish. I feel twice as strong as I did last year starting out the season, and feel I should do pretty well in the 5's this year. I may do really well, maybe not.
I'm planning on racing every weekend coming up, then doing a stage race in march. At that point I will be ready to upgrade.
My problem is I really dont want to upgrade till I can win a 5 race. Or at least be in the sprint every time, consistently, for a few races. At that point I feel I will have the confidence to get into the 4's.