Probably not the safest given the road conditions (and the fact that most guys on try bikes can't actually ride safely alone let alone in a pack).
Don't make it worse for yourself by having to lean forward all the time: you will descend and climb like a triathlete.
Not many races actually check UCI compliance, but there might just come the day that the rules do get enforced and then you can't use the bike.
The prizes are a bottle of f*!@#$% SCOTCH and a box of cheap f!@#$#$ CIGARS!
Too many people! Almost all of the world's problems are due to overpopulation. The rest are due to religion.
50% of the world's wild animals have disappeared in the last 50 years. Did you eat them, or eat their house?