Yesterday I was part of what ended up being a 7 person break. Composition was me, 2 from one team including supafast sprinter (former olympian); 2 from another team - 1 is good TTer, other unknown; pro mtber who is supa fast sprinter; solo guy who is supafast sprinter.
Knowing that 3 in the break were faster than me, my plan was to work until the break was secure, then sit on a bit to respond to the certain attacks and then counter with my own to try and at least narrow it down to something more manageable size wise, or at least get us to the line with rubbery legs. Then, with maybe 6 laps to go, we were on the field, and we ended up back in it, and the 3 sprinters kind of slowed up and sat on, so I tried to go through the field and go at it alone. Unfortunately, people in the field that were lapped started shutting things down, so I never got away again, and neither did anyone else. I attacked with 2 to go and ended up swarmed in a field sprint and got 6th overall. Supafast sprinters went 1,2,3. TTer 4, unknown 5th. Disappointing to get 6th from a 7 person breakaway. I think I kind of **** the bed when we lapped the field.
I would like to make this a good learning experience (as I plan to do this again!) and get some tactical critique from the board. Sorry if the situation isn't clear, I was trying to keep it as succinct as possible.