Hi. Have signed up for a local crit happening in 2 weeks time. This will be my first time racing a crit so any advice would be helpful.
The course is a “hotdog” course with a sweeping turn on one end and a tight u-turn on the other. It will be an elimination type race where 6 riders line up and every lap the last rider gets eliminated. Laps are about 1km long. We have to do 4 in total and i proceed to the next round if i get through.
My question is this. As someone racing without team support, what are some strategies/tactics i can employ in this scenario. I understand this is a different format from the traditional crit so i am kind of at a loss here. Appreciate any input on this.