The 2014 Red Hook Criterium Championship Cycling Series
With many passionate cyclists here at Rockstar, we are once again proud to sponsor the Red Hook Criterium Championship Series. Heralded by ESPN as “the greatest bicycle race in America”, the 2014 Red Hook Criterium begins in Brooklyn, New York on March 29th. From there, the three part series continues to the spectacular waterfront circuit in Barcelona, Spain culminating in the championship finale around the iconic streets of Milan, Italy.
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 Kacey Manderfield Lloyd, winner of the inaugural 2008 Red Hook Crit and highest female finisher in every race since. Additionally, both the Brooklyn and Barcelona rounds will host a 5-km running race on the same date, on the same circuit, and in the same spirit as the cycling Criterium.
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.
March 29th: Brooklyn, New York
August 30th: Barcelona, Spain
October 11th: Milan, Italy
For more info, visit www.redhookcrit.com.