Recruit your team but don’t just look to the company “cyclists”. This is not an endurance cycling event. This is an intense, highly tactical race in which the fastest and most cohesive team takes the glory.
A powerful, explosive start is essential. The first lead-out rider needs power - fast-twitch muscles over endurance. Are you more of a rubgy forward or weightlifter than an endurance athlete? More accomplished cyclists with speed and staying power may be best placed for the final four positions. Whatever your team selection, each member (and any appointed support crew) have essential roles to deliver come race day.