I too bounced back and fourth on this one. It was great to get a 12 hour or so lead on the other teams but chances are they are just going to have to wait somewhere. The previews showed Colin fighting with Mirna so we know they end up together again.I don't particularly think using the FF was smart, though.
However, because there are only two FF in this race you may as well take the opportunity away from another team, now all the other teams have only 1 FF left to fight over.
Colin is by far running the best race. The guy is very intense and although they are not my fav. team I give them all the credit in the world, he is one smart racer.