I'm racing my first race in a couple of weeks and trying to think about my strategy. It's a cat 5 RR out and back, ending with a fair hill (1600 ft in about 10 miles, ~4.3% most of the time). There are also a few other smaller hills thrown in.
I'm thinking I should hang with the group for most of the ride, and maybe try a break before the last hill. Breaks before that will likely be caught, at least to my thinking. Since it's a cat 5, I'm not expecting a lot of team organization or coordinated breaks. I think of myself as more of a climber, hence saving myself for the last climb.
What say you all?