On July 9th I will be doing my first criterium race and my first race in general. I need some tips on strategies, and just what the race might be like and what to expect. I am a 16 year old male and about 180 lbs. I will be riding a 1988 Cannondale "Black Lightning." I am a pretty strong rider, I successfully rode Trail Ridge Road on my first try last month at a starting elevation of about 8,000ft to a summit of about 12,000ft. I live at 900ft above sea level. So what I want to know is "do I stand a chance?" or will the peleton drop me on the first lap? There isn't very much climbing in the race and it is a 1 km lap for 30 min. Any advice on racing will help! Thank you in advance!