Pacing is vital, on each individual climb and over the course of a ride itself.
At the Etape Cymru, for example, you don’t want to go flat out at the start and then be on your knees by the time you reach the Horseshoe Pass and you can’t even get up the thing.
Start slow and finish fast – Geraint Thomas
That’s a principle which applies to every ride. Even when you’re on a climb, don’t get carried away and start racing other people.
Ride at your own tempo and know your limits – you will be grateful in the long run. Start slow and finish fast.