With the technology available to promoters today, they're able to provide race results for every single competitor no matter how far behind the leaders they finish. Or where in the pack they finish.
This gained popularity in MTB racing, and now it's a thing in road racing. It's what helps USAC provide rankings on their website.
My question: why does that matter?
We raced for years and years without knowing (or caring) who placed out of the prize list. You knew if you were in the pack or not. Who cares? But now it seems that we all have to know what our time was for a mass start event.
Am I alone on this? Or is this a waste of time and energy to provide those results?
Why are we so fixated on data that is utterly meaningless for a pack sport?
It's a fallacy to think that everyone is sprinting therefore the final results beyond 20th place have any validity.
I want to hear your responses before I explain where I would like to see the sport move instead.