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This was the worst idea for a team challenge yet. Congrats to me!
Awesome idea, I kept forgetting.
For the first hour, I generally go out at 90% FTP (which is probably more like 110% since I haven't changed it since losing 20% of my fitness over the last five years), blowing past 120% on the hill primes, then soft pedal the next five or six hours, filling my bottles with the leftover drips of warm Gatorade and water bottles at the roadside, and sucking what little liquid is left in the watermelon rinds left behind at the aid stations by people that are smarter than me...
That said - will you be riding in a pack? (I know Wales is ridiculously hilly, but this held for me on a fondo with a lot of climbing.) Because if you can find a pack where you are around 60% in the pack, 70-80% while taking pulls, you can probably ride for as long as your chamois holds out.