I'm doing my 3rd crit so I'm very new to this, got yanked in the first two so bear with me...
it's at the Formula 1 Circuit of the Americas track outside Austin. This track is 3.4 miles and contains a couple considerable hills, the largest is at the start. Other than adding in a lot of hill repeats to my training, what's a good strategy during the race? Same as a flat course or would you racing vets recommend anything different? Im thinking it's more probable that this course is going to break the field up pretty quickly so staying towards the front at the start would be even more crucial? I'll be riding in the cat 4/5 group.
Any tips appreciated and sorry if this subject has been covered already, didn't see any threads. Course is at the top of link below: