I’m racing the state championships, mainly because I can, but I’m a strong C-grade/mid-pack B-grader and I’ll be up against at least one or two A graders. The field (mixed masters 1,2 and 3, so 30-45yo/s) will be about 15 people.
Any suggestions about how to make it as far into the race as possible without getting dropped?
I’m fine of the flats, but there is one 2-3 minute hill that burns me every lap, and there are 8 laps.
Update: the field is 20, including a guy who came in the top 15 in the national times trial championships.