The other thing is - you ride to the bell and get the bell with a lap to go - if it didn't ring - then you ain't on the last lap..
So what are you saying - no-one should try to win solo until the bell rings? No-one should try and get away until the bell lap? Ridiculous....
Just seen this.
No - not ridiculous at all, and I've not said anything about waiting until a lap to go to make your break.
A lap board should show either every lap or has been said, will be brought out with 5 or 3 laps to go in instances of an approx timed race (say 45min or an hour) (and will be mentioned at the pre-race briefing)
In the perfect world, the count down will always be right, but as you are nearly always using humans to operate the lap board, bell etc etc mistakes do happen, particulalry when different people have different systems for doing things.