Debugging the new junior rollout rule
At the Cal Aggie Crit juniors were pulled out of the starting grid to roll out just before the pro/1/2/3 race, thus giving up their front row spots. On a course like Land Park start positions aren't necessarily critical, but in some races they may be. In the least, the kids are forced to expend energy moving up after the start to better their position.
In some people's opinions, the new roll out rule handicaps the kids in adult races. If so, shouldn't we do our best not to handicap them further by pulling them out of the starting grid and relegating them to the back after they roll out?
I see two solutions: 1) roll them out well before riders start to que up for the start, or 2) roll them out immediately following the race. The first would require some advance planning, probably pulling an official off the line in a preceding race, the second would only require juniors who placed to be rolled out following the race. Either way, it would be nice to have a standard so the kids know what to expect and can plan for it.