Eduard Grosu Wins Final 2013 Red Hook Crit Race in Milan and Neil Bezdek Wins the Championship Series

Posted on October 17 2013, 5:38pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Rockstar

Sprinting racers qualifying for the Criterium. Photo by Massimo Detto Il Bacci.

After an intense series of races from Brooklyn to Barcelona, the 2013 Red Hook Criterium came to its dramatic conclusion with the final leg in Milan, Italy this past weekend. Congrats to Eduard Grosu, who came in first and Neil Bezdek, who was crowned 2013 series champion after a strong 3rd place finish in Saturday's race. 200 riders from over 15 countries vied for the 85 qualifying positions in what wound up being the fastest course in the history of the RHC, according to race organizer David Trimble. 

Race winner Eduard Grosu, who set the fastest lap of the race with a 1:38.30 on the final lap. Photo by Francesco Rachello.

For the top riders, the best strategy was to get out in front as quickly as possible, to avoid trouble, set a furious pace  and to hold onto the top positions throughout the race. Pre-race favorites, Bezdek, Grosu and Evan Murphy took turns at the front, pushing the pace and trying to break away from the chasing pack. This tactic worked and by the later stage of the race a group of 20 riders had made a significant gap, lapping many of the other riders out the race. Congratulations go out to Grosu for his first RHC win, to Bezdek for taking the championship, and to Stefan Vis, brothers Evan and Kyle Murphy and Rainier Schaefer for their top tier performances throughout the series. Compliments are also in order for race director David Trimble, for creating an incredibly exciting international racing series.  Check out the full results for Milan and the overall championship series below, and for more details be sure to check out, along with the official Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr

Series Winner Neil Bezdek. Photo by Eloy Anzola.

Red Hook Crit Milano Results
1st Eduard Grosu
2nd Evan Murphy
3rd Neil Bezdek
4th Pablo Lopez Rodriguez
5th Marius Petrache
Final Overall Championship Standings
1st Neil Bezdek 116 points
2nd Evan Murphy 93 points
3rd Kyle Murphy 76 points
4th Stefan Vis 72 points
5th Rainier Schaefer 62 points
6th Francesco Martucci 52 points
7th Walton Brush 44 points
8th Pablo Rodriguez 43 points
9th Thibaud Lhenry 42 points
10th Eduard Grosu 38 points
Update: Check out the official video from this year's Red Hook Crit Milano below.


  • betterjessek12on November 11 2013, 12:52amReplyFlag
    Join my Crew )THE CREW OF 3000
    • Romania-1987-on October 23 2013, 9:17amReplyFlag
      Congrat's Grosu!!! People like You, make our country Romania happy!!! Big Like :X:X:X
    • Birdlesson October 22 2013, 2:36pmReplyFlag
      Good job! Great to see a Gaming company so involved with athletic community... Specially one that promotes a game thats completly different. Congrats to all bikers!
      • R* Yon October 29 2013, 10:55amFlag
        @Birdless Happy to see you enjoyed the article.
    • W3BB13on October 21 2013, 8:34pmReplyFlag
      Why is this here?

      lol... 12 comments has to be the least amount of comments ever on any article ever posted on this Newswire.
      • R* Aon October 24 2013, 9:47pmReplyFlag
        @W3BB13 Hi there @W3BB13, this is here because we are proud to support and sponsor the Red Hook Crit - many of us here are great fans of competitive cycling. Cheers
      • unusinguron November 11 2013, 2:18pmReplyFlag
        @W3BB13 It's not the only sporting event supported by Rockstar. They sponsored other events in the past.

        Rockstar Games is a gaming company whose culture expands beyond the borders of gaming. Take, for example, the football documentary they made some years ago (considering they never made a football game).
    • JG_Soldieron October 19 2013, 6:59pmReplyFlag
      do should allow us to wear these outfits online I love bike riding in real life and especially in tne game but to add a real feel they should add these outfits online
      also the mountain bike outfits
      • The-Hawk-8189on October 18 2013, 1:38amReplyFlag
        Congrats Eduard Grosu on your victory in the final run.
        Congrats Neil Bezdek for 1st place in the whole event.
        • ErnestoRockon October 18 2013, 12:44amReplyFlag
          Well done to him. I dont know much about cycling but i learn from you Rockstar.
          • ITONYSOPRANOIon October 17 2013, 7:03pmReplyFlag
            @R* I've been on hiatus from the Newswire for the past month due to the masterpiece that is GTA V and GTA Online. Apologies! Ha

            Congrats to the winners!
            • NauticalPhoenixon October 17 2013, 6:45pmReplyFlag
              Rockstar, you should make a monthly event in GTAO that lasts for 1-7 days that is a sort of "X Games" with exclusive bike races, BMX challenges, jetski races, etc.
            • VeryHushHushon October 17 2013, 6:26pmReplyFlag
              Would love to see a Team Rockstar Games at Le Tour -
              that would be cool...and you'd have the yellow jersey from the
              start :P
              • Sprunk1995on October 17 2013, 5:49pmReplyFlag
                Congrats to Eduard !
                • iLewisGTAon October 17 2013, 5:44pmReplyFlag
                  It's humbling to be a huge fan of a company who's greatly supportive and involved in such a fantastic sport and event. Congrats to Eduard Grosu!
                  • PlaygroundLegendon October 17 2013, 5:41pmReplyFlag
                    Congrats to him
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