Dekker_Tifosi said:I'm using the "own effort" the whole ride, even on the flat. Always start climbs in front, and then use a low % effort when you know the peloton is not going to break anyway. I often go from front to middle/back of peloton the whole time but it doesn't matter because I lose very little energy, much less than sitting in front all day on "hold position" anyway. Only exception are downhills, where I use hold position.
Then on the final climb I make sure I start near the front or on the front, then keep a steady but high pace during the climb.
I don't care who attacks or how many times, usually they get gobbled up if my GC rider/climber is in good form. And then attack at the very very end (using energy gel also). Ideally you still have red left at the sprint then you can make a huge difference.
Sometimes I've won 2 minutes just in the final 2km...
what sorts of effort percentages are you using?
I've used hold position near the front on 25% and they'll stay there even in the final few k's of a sprint finish...
and are you using this for the entire team? controlling all 8 or 9 at once that way must be a nightmare to organise?