Heralded by ESPN as “the greatest bicycle race in America,” The Red Hook Criterium Championship Series begins at
“2013 was a huge year for the development of the Red Hook Crit and we’re thrilled to be supporting the series again in 2014,” said
Over the past seven years, the Red Hook Criterium has rapidly established itself as one of the most exciting cycling races in the world. Expanding into a continuous international race series in 2013, the RHC attracts pro road racers, track specialists, bike messengers and urban athletes who compete over multiple laps around a short, technical circuit on highly specified track bikes, where riders need to demonstrate both street-tuned handling skills and unrivaled athleticism to be in contention for a place on the podium.
For the first time in the series’ history, 2014 will see a separate race for female competitors throughout the championship directed by
"The Red Hook Criterium has grown to a point where a women's field makes a lot of sense," added Kacey. "We can't wait to give the ladies a stage to put on a spectacular show."
Additionally, both the Brooklyn and
With a revamped, compact three-race schedule, each event will carry more weight in the championship, increasing the pressure on the riders to perform consistently. Each event will feature a host of new improvements for spectators and riders alike, and an increased prize list and continually rising prestige will make each podium spot fiercely contested.
In 2013, the RHC attracted record numbers of competitors and crowds of over 25,000 cementing its place as the most exciting, technical and dynamic series on the international racing calendar; 2014 is set to be even bigger.
A strong list of supporting series sponsors in 2014 include Giro Sport Design, Cinelli, Castelli Cycling, Timbuk2, hatchMAP, San Marco, Ass Savers,
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