My question is probably silly, but nonetheless id like to get a logical answer; was always curious about this one. I think it doesnt only apply to Cyclocross but to other kinds of races, marathons for instance. So some of the big Cyclocross races i saw on youtube start out with tons and tons of participants and obviously only a handful can fit in the front row at the start.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzrgdO6wcIY
So if I am at the very back, aren't I in a tremendous disadvantage to those who start out at the front? So who get's to be upfront? How does that work? It is what it is? or is there a method in place to even out this unbalance in fairness? - i cant see how.