Well, the only conclusion I can draw is that it appears to be a race and not a training session, so it is different than the above examples you used regarding terrain affecting your pacing of intervals. For a race
, I try to do things that will help me win and assume others are the same. Did this get you any wins when riding the setup? I will bet that no one has won or lost a race due to the presence or absence of AP on a screen, as long as they had a slightly smoothed version of current power.
IMHO, YMMV, etc.