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Wholly different tools, for different purposes.
Road racing as defined by UCI has a standard.. they traditionally race on Sew-ups* rarely over 25mm wide.
*now wire bead follow on that , 700c is about having rims the same size as 28" tubular tires.
Hybrids , as a consumer product , are not restricted. a hybridization of Mountain bike bits and such.
stick drop bars on it, or have a purpose built Cyclocross racing bike with aspirations of racing in High level races
then you will meet up with UCI regulations again.
Horses for courses ,
Cantilever/ V brakes mount below the rim, so clearance above the tire is open..
road bikes for stiffness and light weight brake mounts close
and in the fork crown is a really solid mounting spot
.. as can be the rear seat stay cross brace.. though G force weight shift, while braking.. is forward,
makes that less important.