Have I gotten what I needed out of the 5s?
The search function works great, so I know this has been asked a lot...but am I ready to move to the 4s?
I only asked because I haven't touched the podium in my 10 cat 5 races. I was off the back pretty quick in 3 of the 4 races I did last summer, but since I actually put in some time this year it's been a bit different. Here are the results I've got.
Crit - 10 of 24, pack finish, got stuck behind someone and missed the winning break/leadout.
Crit - 26 of 46, pack finish, worked my way up to the front 3 times - late to start line, stuck behind crash, and crashed myself
Crit - dropped and pulled from course - 4/5 field and I was pretty fatigued from a 75 mile "local club bragging rights" event the day before
Crit - 7 of 23, pack finish, did some stupid things and was out of position for the winning break/leadout
RR - pack finish, attacked a few times and did a lot of work on the front, sat up for sketchy final sprint
Crit - 6 of 25, pack finish, felt like crap but stayed out of the wind and in the top 5 the whole time, missed the winning break/leadout...AGAIN.
I feel like I should've been contending for the win on each of these races this year, but I kept missing something. Should I stay in the 5s and figure out what I'm missing or move on up?