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I know drafting might come into play too but to simplify things, let's forget about drafting You can't forget about drafting because it is a huge effect in road racing; quoting from How much benefit do we really get from drafting? in Cycling Tips: Studies have shown drag reductions of between 27% and 50% for riders that are drafting When a team in the ...


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Is it simply that he knows the position of every challenger for the jersey Precisely this. Everybody knew that none of the GC contenders were in the breakaway, so the teams were content to let them go and save their efforts for the stage 20 time trial - to win the stage, if not the yellow jersey itself.


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There isn't one, or at least you need to define "best" much more precisely. To take a naive example: imagine you have four forwards. Two of them are excellent finishers and will score lots of goals if given opportunities, and two of them will create lots of opportunities for other players, but not score that many goals themselves. The best team ...


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Well, in that game the strategy was to take time off of the clock so that The Jets would have only a small amount of time to play in their case 1 play instead of 2 or 3 downs and possible Hail Mary and win the game. Giving NY only 2 points did no real damage and it ran off time off the clock. If NY hadn't forced the safety LA would have stayed in bounds and ...


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