Watching the Giro yesterday was driving me crazy once again. I can’t stand the normal formation of these 4 riders breaks. Day after day they are riding in double echelon. What a waste of energy. It just doesn’t work. It makes everyone more tired and the break slower. I took some snap shots of the screen to show what I’m talking about.
Then here, the field, with HTC at the front chasing, riding single echelon. This is normally the proper way to tempo, but if they had a couple guys from other teams helping, then could be riding a double echelon.