Background- I am a 35+ 4 coming from mtb and 'cross. Today in a crit I had my first experience in trying to forcibly move someone off a wheel. I failed. I have noticed that in the 4s, most guys just move over when you get close to them, or actually kind of freak out when there is contact. But this guy was not budging. I put my elbow into him a little bit, he gave it right back. I tried to lean my shoulder into him, he leaned back. he had probably 20lbs on me. i tried to move up a little and steer him with my hip, but that put me in a situation where i was now significantly overlapping the wheel i was trying to take and made me very uncomfortable. i gave up on this technique immediately. this was in the last quarter of the last lap so things were getting a little shaggy.
can any of you guys with experience explain how to move someone off a wheel without being sketchy? Is it just a matter of brute force leaning into a guy's shoulder?