Posted on: 18th Sep 2007 2:28 PM
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Well, imo, the rules are changed when you go into a race, so you can't really take normal road traffic rules and apply them in a race.
Normal traffic rules focus on safety. However during race, the competitors have one objective, that is to go fast.
If you know you are having problems, wanna puke or what, go slow and keep left. Important thing is to be predictable, not zig zag across the whole lane, prevent others from overtaking you safely. As a competitor in a competition, you should expect people to go fast and want to overtake you whenever there is a chance.
That is not to say the responsibility is all on the front rider. If you see someone who is unsteady in front, instead of resting your head, you should probably have got yourself off the aerobars and be prepared to slow down. You should also shout things like "coming from the right" so that the front rider can be informed that you are coming.
With this said, both are at fault. Why bring up this incident again when it happened a few weeks ago?