USA Cycling’s “Race Predictor” is maddeningly accurate, kinda.
The sooner you sign up the higher it ranks you… because you are among the few eager beavers who sign up early.
The “pros” wait until the last minute.
To psych each out?
To mess with the promoter?
To be sure they only sign up when 100% ready vs risk losing to an old diesel on an off day?
Who cares?… there’s nothing like seeing yourself ranked #1 in an event with zero chance of winning.