I'm curious to know what I should expect at my first road race in July. I've done 2 crits so far and I think I pretty much get the gist of how Cat 5ers race. They're nervous, twitchy, and not very efficient.
How different will a road race be compared to a crit at this level? This one (Giro di Coppi) is about 36 miles, and I'm pretty sure it's hilly. I'll check out the course in the coming weeks.
I'm sure the sketchiness will still be present... but do breakaways stick? Will it be more likely that the pack will stretch out, or maybe even split? The Cat5ers in our team have been putting in some great teamwork these past few races, so I think we can really put the hurt on in a longer race if we work at it!
This is the only race I am able to do for a while so I'm focusing my training on it.