“And there’s an attack! He’s got the gap! Can he hold it to the finish?” How many times have you played this recording in your head as you mash down on the pedals. If you race, the questions of “Should I attack?” “When Should I attack?” and “Should I go with that attach?” are probably the thoughts that rattle around in our minds more than any other questions.
The Daily Peloton offers a great overview of the attack. Even if you don’t race, it is a great read and gives you a little more insight into the mind of the racer and Director since this is the age of radios.