I am still new to race tactics.
I have a quick question, I raced today. the races were 10 minutes apart from each field. Because my fitness level isn’t up to what needs to be to stay with the peloton I was off the back, then I saw another field coming behind me. Few minutes later I was racing with that field, I saw the opportunity and grab somebody’s wheel and rode with that field for few miles until a guy told me I couldn’t ride with them because I wasn’t part of the field. then I rode a part from the field
So my question, was I doing something wrong. Seems like I was. it seems that what I did wasn’t very nice. I just want to make sure I know the rules in races when multiple fields are racing almost at the same time