I was just thinking about racing (I do that a few dozen times per day) and came up with a question.
In my only road race (other than the hill climb) I was dropped on a climb. ~15 minutes later I caught up with another dropped dude, and we took turns pulling, averaging much better speed. Let's say you get dropped on a climb with 1:00 remaining. Do you set your power to just what you could keep up solo for that hour, or ease up a bit and hope a buddy catches and work together, or do you drope the hamer and dial it up to 400 watts hoping to catch someone to work with?