I am doing a 10 mile team TT for the first time at the end of next month. I am loking for some guidence on how hard the lead rider should push and how long he should stay out for. All of us can manage about 300W average over 10 miles solo.
knowing the wattage isn't terribly useful as 300w to one might be impossible for another to follow due to one having a vastly superior position. It obviously has to be above 10 effort or you won't go any faster than you would solo but it is one of those things done on perceived exertion I think. I depends greatly how close you can ride together and how hard you can peal in from 1st to 4th man I found this very difficult and was working harder as 4th man than 2nd which clearly isn't right.
One thing is make sure people are honest and don't try and do "their share" and then blow - and if they do blow shout don't wait til someone looks back and they are 50 yards off the back - no shame in asking people to ease off a touch on a rise but if everyone has to sit up and wait for them to get back on it kills it.