Ethical hooking or just an asshole?
Over the course of my cycling journey I have hooked or been hooked riders in the finish. I've closed down the chase and I've done my best to slow down the other riders contending against a team-mate for the win.
I understand this is debatable. I fall on the side that it is ok as long as it's not aggressive enough to cause a decent bike handler to crash.
However it is not cool to hook riders in the finish when you are sitting at the back. No one there is impacting the race: your actions don't help your team-mates. And unlike the finish, wear a few riders are contending, you are doing it *in traffic* putting multiple riders at risk.
This happened at Volunteer Park and it still pisses me off. First, because the rider did it three times in the last lap, nearly causing two crashes at the back. Second because he admitted he did it on purpose. But as importantly, third, because his logic was he had the strong position and if we could we shouldn't be moved off our line.
New flash asshole: we moved because if we had held our lines *you* would have crashed. And frankly, I don't care about that. But the guys behind you would have too. And that is incool. But so noted and next time I'll let you learn the hard way.