Rockstar Games is proud to announce the return of the Red Hook Criterium Championship Series in 2016, continuing our ongoing support as title sponsor of the international track bike racing series for the 4th straight year.
With four spectacular events scheduled in Brooklyn, London, Barcelona and Milan, competitors will race laps around an approximately 1km circuit filled with turns, chicanes, and hairpins – on brakeless, fixed gear track bikes hitting speeds up to 35 mph. Taking cues from international motorsport, athletes first compete in timed qualification rounds to establish grid positions for the finals. These finals, traditionally raced at night, are held in front of thousands of cheering spectators who bring the crit’s signature festival atmosphere to life at every destination.
2016 Red Hook Criterium SCHEDULE:
- April 30: Brooklyn, NY, USA
- July 9: London, UK
- August 27: Barcelona, Spain
- October 1: Milan, Italy
Athletes accumulate points for finishing each race, traveling from one city to the next, vying for a position on the championship podium. With the continued, four-race schedule, riders will need to perform consistently if they are to contend for the series trophy with each race undoubtedly bringing its own dynamic throughout the season. 2015 Mens Series Champion Ivan Ravaioli (Team Cinelli Chrome, Italy) and Womens Series Champion Ainara Elbusto (Conor WRC, Spain) will both return in 2016 to defend their titles but ambitious newcomers, including pro rider Daniel Holloway (Intelligentsia GR, USA) and his team will be looking to make an impact throughout the series.
Here is the official video of the 2016 Red Hook Criterium Championship Series presented by Rockstar Games:
The Red Hook Criterium has grown year on year since its inception in 2008, bringing global media attention, big crowds and increased interest from series sponsors. In 2016, The Red Hook Criterium, having already established firm roots in the cycling community, is ready to move forward again as one of the most compelling, competitive, spectator friendly sporting events in the world.