I know that you need to do 10 mass start races to go from Cat 5 to Cat 4, no issue. A few questions tought...
Does all races in which you in a mass start (crits, rr's) count to the 10 even if you...
- Are DNF (pulled or drop out)
- Do not finish in the main peloton
- Are not in the "ranked" riders (top 20 in most cases), i.e. placed
If you do not place in the top 20 or so how do you request and upgrade from 5 - 4? Do you have to prove that you were in 10 mass start races or do they know?
I am not all that concerned but I would like to be able to upgrade when I get more completative in Cat 5 and higher it will be more important... (like next year). This does not apply for 4 - 3 or higher.
Thanks as always.