Why road racing makes you better:

If your training is pretty good, you will get dropped… and lose minutes, you won’t even be able to see the leaders.

If your training is excellent, you will finish in the middle of the pack… but you won’t be on the podium.

If your training is outstanding, if there’s nothing more to do, add or subtract… you could place, you might even win.

Road racing demands ALL you can do.