I raced today, it was really hot. Full field for the fours I guess 50 racers, our race was at 1am just in time for the hottest part of the day.
I was obvious from before the start that the race was going to be made the last 2k with a 200m climb. I got near the front on the climb sat about 7 wheel simply answering attacks but didnt do any attacking myself, made sure not to blow my load on the uphill, a group of about 9 of us seperated on the uphill(that wasnt a climb by any means). we slowed near the top but not enough for the field to catch us, I tried to stay sheltered from the wind the last 1k and @ 200m I had put myself in perfect position. 3rd wheel not 3 bike lengths from the leader and second place was fading hard.
I stand up to open up a bomb of a sprint but only really mutter out a sparkler after that uphill I came around second place and sit down to try and hold position, I ended up 5th, a little tick in the cat-3-ometer and just enough money to re-coop my entry fee.
I saw snuff out there throwing off some big attacks big nobody wanted a break.