Another break went and this time from what I can tell stuck right to the finish. The efforts were just as hard but there was a bit more rest as many looked to be too tired to chase.
With two laps to go there was a group of up to ten or so riders who were looking to bridge to the break up in front. I made a big move to try and jump across... which was kind of working until I ran out of steam. The peloton latched on and we caught the group with a break of a few riders still up the road.
Coming into the last lap a rider was moving up well along the side so I latched onto his wheel, he then tapped another rider to follow him, at which point this guy literally pushes me off the wheel... Riding more smartly and efficiently in a peloton is something I am really eager to improve on, and I guess comes with experience.
Out of the last chicane into the finishing straight a rider went straight over his handlebars around 2 bike lengths in front of me taking out a couple of other riders with him. I narrowly avoided running over his head and by that time the rest of the group was further up the road meaning I'd have to dig even deeper again to re-join. I knew the break had stuck so I knew I'd only be competing for minor placings so decided not to contest the bunch sprint, a part of me regrets this decision, but there didn't seem much point in getting tangled up in a crash for a 5th place at best.