Chuck, it's easy enough to just make sure you stay in front and soft pedal to allow a gap to grow.
There's a big difference between setting a false tempo on the front while a mate slips off up the road compared to "blocking" a charging bunch with 500 metres to go at the hairiest point on the circuit (and in the wet).
Xplora wrote:... the handling through the S's is diabolical at the best of times
Your words describing that sector. 20 guys charging into there at race speed only to find some clown "soft pedalling" to slow them down would surely have elicited a response or two from your fellow riders ?
The brief race report on the Penrith website said that 5 guys got away with 2 laps to go and stayed away so maybe your blocking claim was just a bit of "Hollywood" added to spice up your report