So set off on TDZ group ride up alpe. I rode steady until start 1.5wkg and then went up to about 3wkg for the climb. There was loads in front of me and as started climb and was constantly passing people riding 2-2.5wkg. I was hoping they would help me get under an hour as I was drafting and passing. I finished climb at 1hr 6min, 4min slower than best.
Question…did this tactic actually harm my speed, getting stuck in sticky draft over and over? I felt like I was getting on to groups but was not passing easily.