Drove the team van up with six of our junior riders to this cat 4 only race with 45 starters. 4 corner crit with some rough pavement on corner 2 and the following stretch, then uptick corner 3, but overall wide open with mild wind and temp around 80. The juniors really attacked the race (we're the blue/black kit, with innumerable attacks and rapid fire counterattacks. I tried to block numerous times with varying effect...hard to be subtle since the breaks are out there for so little time usually. With multiple reshuffling of the group(s) dangling off the front, a 2-3 person break without one of our riders seemed like it was the one to make it. It shed down to one lone rider who soloed 10 (?) laps for the win. He was too far away for much of the time to likely bridge up to, but our riders tried to work the front and pull him back in. However, they got little help from others, apparently, and were in various states of recovery from the earlier attacks. I meanwhile shouted encouragement and kept out of the wind as is my MO. Several of us moved up again in the final 3 laps. With the group widening/slowing, someone (green kit) attacked from corner 3, and I followed third wheel. We came around corner 4, the attacker faded, I did my best to sprint (but was so blown from the anaerobic effort could barely stand...sat down multiple times during the 'sprint'). One of our juniors on my wheel took the field sprint for 2nd. Wow, what a great, active cat 4 race! My mistakes looking at the 'tape' were not hitting the gas hard enough on the jump to then be able to draft (but honestly not sure if I could have..was 'sprinting' at that point') and not better anticipating the jump of the rider in front of me (though I did wait for it and had a heart rate of 200 at that point so the whole thing may have been moot). Our junior riders rode very (very!) well. I think this race we learned how to be aggressive, but that maybe they cranked up the attacks a little early, and next time will save some for the the last third of the race.