i followed the final on GPS but it looked like a train except for the butterflies. There it was very difficult to see who was leading and when people did mistakes.
I really enjoyed watching it! Really exciting and pretty well televised. Very hard to follow what was happening in the finals with the butterflies, but made things more individual at least.
I think it's a really cool format as long as there is enough forking/difference between courses, otherwise it does just come down to pure running speed.