when is the optimal strategy to crash in track cycling race?

Apparently as soon as you know you are not going to win and the race rules allows a team to “restart” if there is a crash.

Thanks to @fbahr and @parubin for bringing this to my attention.

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One response to “when is the optimal strategy to crash in track cycling race?

  • Roger Bohn

    What is the optimal strategy for choosing your height in high-jumping? Information is gradually revealed about how other competitors are doing. I saw one athlete take a “pass” at one point i.e. not jump. Succeed at a lower jump to lock in a “top 10,” or only jump “in the money” where you think the Bronze winner will eventually be?
    Or if you are not a top-10 jumper, should you “go for broke” on every jump? If you miss every one you are at the bottom; but if you get lucky you could medal. (No doubt the rules place constraints on this strategy.)
    There are doubtless physical issues (getting tired) and for many psychological issues.
    Any articles on this?

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