The discussion regarding physical contact during road races in the latest podcast reminded me of this one time I got lucky in a local race here in Iceland. See video below
It all happens within the last 1200 mtrs of a local road race. This is the front group of the B category (cat 3-5 ish, mostly 5). A guy in blue (left side of the screen) goes for a long sprint (1000 mtrs). Everybody gets ramped up. A guy almost directly in front of me gets squeezed and handlebars get hooked. Simultaneously on my right side a guy veers to his right and unZipps (pun intended) another racer’s front wheel. That’s when I subconsciously slowed down.
I counted my blessings after that race.