Cat 3 captain for Nationals
I was looking into going to Nationals this year when I came across this rule:
5. TANDEM ROAD RACES: Tandem Road National Championships shall be conducted over a distance of 60-90 kilometers for menís, womenís, and mixed teams whose agesí sum falls into the following categories: 70+, 90+ and 110+. The one who steers MUST be a Category 1, 2 or 3 rider at the time of registration.
I am a Cat1 XC (MTB) racer. Only a Cat4 road racer. I wrote USA Cycling, they tell me I have to be cat3 in road. The rule does not say that. it says "Category 1, 2 or 3 rider".
Anybody been to Nationals as a tandem captain with a cat4 or lower license? I dread having to race cat4 races to cat up to 3.
Maybe I should contest the rule? Any ideas out there?