Superfast Marek has done a number of TTTs and suggested the following: ‘
“The best technique I found was lead rider pulling off when tired and moving to the side of most shelter. So if wind coming from the right they peel off to the left. Lead rider needs to sit a bit further into middle of road and others sit almost on his inside (echelon style). This gives maximum benefit to following riders. Then reverse it for wind from the left.
Also having the weakest rider set the tempo on the hills I found worked well as then the group stays together a bit better as you don’t have gaps appearing due to stronger climbers and then people have to wait and chase back etc which wastes energy”.