Posts Tagged ‘crits’
For those lucky enough to be in Italy for the Red Hook Crit Milano, here’s the event schedule:
SUNDAY OCTOBER 14th, 2012 – (times subject to change)
Ex Ansaldo at Via Tortona 54 (entrance at the corner of Via Tortona and Via Ambrogio da Fossano Bergognone)
Directions to the Event
ATHLETE CHECK IN: 12:00 – 14:00
COMPETITOR MEETING: 14:45
BIKE RACE: 15:00
If you’re heading to the Red Hook Crit in Milano, make sure you pick up some of the high vis merchandise. The rest of us will have to wait for the online shop to get stock.
The competitors list for the forthcoming Red Hook Crit Milano has been announced. Head over now to see who will gunning for it and make your pick for the champion. Anyone got a good guess?
Year after year, this event comes up and I always want to make it out. Too bad this year, my October is booked up! If you can make it, do! It’ll be a blast. Check out more info here.
So yeah, the Red Hook Crit Milano sign up came and went (sorry for not posting that up) but a full roster means another packed year with an ever-increasing sense of competition. And with the prizes this year, there’s no wonder people will be gunning for it.
Check out the full shot of the 2012 Red Hook Crit Milano prize Vigorelli below, along with some other teasers!
The 2012 Criterium Gijon is a back yet again. Check out the previous entries for last year’s coverage.
Track bike criteriums are really gaining momentum. Today was the 2012 Fixed Fest Criterium and it was unlike any race I’ve ever been to. The traffic in Jakarta is unpredictable, so could you imagine racing a crit through live traffic. Even at 7am on a Saturday, the streets were mobbed with scooters, taxis and busses.
But that didn’t stop people from all over the world to show up with their track bikes and race. I was amazed at the amount of pristine bikes ridden by teenagers in the U18 race. Once the main event started, the crowd was thick, so I hopped on the back of a scooter and shot photos. The main event was 8 laps around the downtown area, outside Rocket Company.
After the neutral lap, Walton, Marc and Chas broke out in front of the chase group, sending them to the podium. Walton finished 1st (even after wrecking), then Chas and Marc. It was a fast-paced race, filled with close calls with scooters and cars but everyone had a blast!
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Photos by David Rangel
Down in San Antonio, there’s an event called Midnight Crits. It’s a flash-mob style race series, where the details are posted to Facebook the night of. These races take place on random nights, on a .6 mile course, as people battle it out for 16 laps. David’s got a Flickr set up from the second race, so head over and check them out.