Just curious. I've never raced a crit before, and I likely won't anytime soon, but I do ride fast rides with a racing group on the weekends, and it's got my curiosity piqued.
How strong do you think you'd have to be to solo a TYPICAL Cat5 to the win (the whole way) sans sprint finish? Do you think a TYPICAL Cat3 could pull this off in a typical Cat5 race? How bout for Cat4s - Cat2 or Cat1?
(I know it's sort of a theoretical-only question, since bike racers go tactics most of the way, but just curious.)