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pulled off the courseCrank-a-Roo
Oct 26, 2003 7:30 PM
Is it normal for riders to be pulled off the course once they are lapped? That happened to me yesterday during my third ever race. It was the BC Provincial Championship and all the catergories were run at the same time. Needless to say, the Pro/Elite riders lapped me on my third lap. The race marhsll pulled me off the course for being dangerous for the lead riders.

I have done 2 previous races and was lapped in both races, but was never pulled off the course.
re: pulled off the courseclimbo
Oct 27, 2003 5:46 AM
In an elite or championship race yes, it is normal (but not mandatory) to be pulled off the course so that the leaders have a clear course to the finish.

With all the categories run together it sounds very unfair to me, they should spread out the races a bit so you get a fair chance to finish the race? The Elite men would have lapped plenty of other people I'm sure.

This type of action makes the results all screwed up and riders angry, if you hadn't been pulled, maybe you could have made up a few places during your race against your own field, just because the Elite race laps you doesn't mean you should be pulled.
Our state series doesn't pullunclefuzzy_ss
Oct 29, 2003 7:56 AM
lapped riders at all, even in state finals. I guess there's not enough riders to really get in the way.
we had a caseatpjunkie
Oct 29, 2003 1:06 PM
where our race started behind schedule. groups were supposed to be released every minute. ours, due to a numbering error went off 3 minutes behind. riders got lapped too easily by first group that went off over 5 minutes ahead. really wasn't fair as riders would have never been lapped had they been released on time