It's a crazy complicated formula. http://www.usacycling.org/usa-cycling-rankings-faq.htm
The last part is all that matters.
Q: How can I improve my ranking?
A: To improve ranking, a rider must beat riders who are currently ranked stronger.
That's why racing with stronger riders can improve the ranking. My masters numbers are way better than my cat race numbers mainly due to my philosophy of pedaling to the end. I'll pass 20 guys (pretty sure all of them are ranked higher than me) who called it early once they realized Thurlow won. It all doesn't mean much although it does score points with my wife. Cheers
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"Cycling is primitive. You just have to pedal" - AK
"I had lactic acid coming out of my ears" - FC
"I get paid to make other people suffer on my wheel, how good is that?!" - JV
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