Did the Geelong WC breakaway not only fail to catch the back of the peloton by a very short margin? What would have happened then? Whole peloton told to stop, and have 5-man race? Game of virtual tag, whereby each man in the peloton that they passed was told to drop out (like a huge elimination race)? Or escapees allowed to ride within bunch, and then try to work out which of them crossed the line first while everyone else was hearing the virtual bell (which, according to Roche's book, was the specific pre-race plan of the Irish team)?