So a not so hypothetical...
You're in a break with 9 other guys. Five of which are on the same team, but they don't want to work. The other four guys in the break are working with you and seem quite committed to making things stick. To make things more interesting, there's a cat1 woman in the break but she's being scored separately. Oh, and she's working harder than the five guys sporting the same kit.
The five klingons also have 15 guys in the field, but they're not doing a good job blocking because the break is getting reeled in. You also know that you probably can't roll off the front on your own, and the five guys reel in any attempted attack on the break (you know this because you and two other guys have attacked the break a few times to see if you can frag these guys out).
What do you do?
Do you try to make the break stick, knowing you're guaranteed a top-10 but may be wasting yourself for the final sprint, or do you let it collapse and let your sprinter have a shot in a field sprint against the team with 20 guys in it? Please note, any attempt to open another break would bring more of these guys along for the free ride.