I have another question about upgrade points (I guess I must find these more confusing than others :)). So according to the rules in a mixed category race the number of starters is determined as the number of starters in your category. But how does this work with the following scenarios:
I finished 5/52 in a mixed 4/5 race yesterday, but the officials DNPed everybody after place 30. Among those 30, there were 20 cat 4 racers, so 1 short of getting a point for place 5. But USACycling doesn’t give you the categories for DNPed people, so how do you determine the points? Does this mean that only the cat 4 people among the first 30 count?
The guy who won the race won on a day license, so doesn’t have a category either. (Seriously, he was strong). How does that affect the upgrade points?
If you care to look, here’s the link to the results:
Pretty happy with the race in general: first raceday of the season, 5th in the 4/5 race, 11th (after being involved in a 3rd lap pileup and borrowing a front wheel to continue) in the 3/4 race, so not so bad.
And this is mostly an academic question. A point isn’t that important and I think I’ll be cat 4 for a while, but I am curious about how it works!