The 2016 Red Hook Criterium Championship Cycling Series

Posted on March 10 2016, 1:01pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

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.

•    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 dynamism throughout the season. 2015 Series Champions Ivan Ravaioli (Team Cinelli Chrome, Italy) and Ainara Elbusto (Conor WRC, Spain) will return in 2016 to defend their titles against fierce rivals and ambitious newcomers alike.
For those who don’t always net points but race with tenacity and determination, there’s the coveted Rockstar Games Top Antagonist Trophy to be awarded in both the men’s and women’s feature races to the athlete who without consideration for their final position, most affects the outcome of the race through a combination of tactics, determination, and sheer strength.

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Red Hook Crit Milano No. 6 Recap

  • NinjaSavage776on March 28 2016, 2:50amReplyFlag
    Cant what to get the t20
    • _Fapianoon March 16 2016, 12:47pmReplyFlag
      Some of my friends will be racing. Many of them in California and also in Texas. Can't wait!
      • jackolopeslayeron March 14 2016, 8:38pmReplyFlag
        Downhill mountain bike race
        • GYroadrunnaon March 14 2016, 11:25amReplyFlag
          It would be pretty cool to see something like this in GTA. Maybe an adversary mode with bicycles (we know you like them modes Rock;).. Every update I check for the fixie lol. A old skool chopper like SA had would be sweet too not to mention some bicycle helmets & manly lycra.
        • Dizzy25on March 14 2016, 10:29amReplyFlag
          • mysteriousOlspolon March 14 2016, 6:48amReplyFlag
            Cycling maniac downhill Mount Chiliad:
            • unemloyed.on March 12 2016, 7:20pmReplyFlag
              I believe in he past there was a bicycle racing event, will this be happening again this time around?
              • PolySaion March 12 2016, 6:38pmReplyFlag
                You should do this a race mode. With Fixters as only selection.
                Other than that, insert usual appreciation comment, since i can't write anything else about it.
                I'm mildly excited.
                • Antaxion March 12 2016, 11:23amReplyFlag
                  i'm not into a physical culture and such, but well done R* you doing great job!
                  • LeonilsonBezerraon March 12 2016, 9:03amReplyFlag
                    I would love to attend events like this show that there are no barriers to imagination and creativity. I wish success and a next time think about Brazil would be cool. thank you
                    • djezc420on March 11 2016, 2:46pmReplyFlag
                      I watched videos of last years and I got to agree with a few others here Rockstar do this on GTAO outfits and all make a event out of your event.
                      • VinewoodTittieson March 11 2016, 1:20pmReplyFlag
                        In Brooklyn on April 30th? I'm there!
                        Short trip over the bridge to BK!
                        • CliffyTdjon March 11 2016, 12:53pmReplyFlag
                          Tour de yorkshire uk happening down here stage 3 my town Middlesbrough :) Saturday, April 30 should see my bicyle i'm putting cb radio ten 4 good buddy pic to my push bike
                          • ItsMrNoon March 11 2016, 12:16pmReplyFlag
                            What better way to promote this than to add races like these to the game? Outfits and all.
                            • TacticsWizardon March 11 2016, 10:28amReplyFlag
                              I've made several comments in the past concerning lack of contact missions & the direction the game is headed.
                              But I can also praise Rock* for their sponsorship of a cool bicycle race! Good job!
                              Now, if we could just get proper bike helmets & cycling kit for GTA Online, that would be stellar. For the rest of you, if you want to be replaced by golf-carts, keep it up.
                              • mkRixxxon March 11 2016, 7:19amReplyFlag
                                This contest is so dope, the more roughness on a racebike the better. High speed + close riding = Modern day horse chariot battles. Love It and wish it would come to Copenhagen.
                                Made a Red Hook Crit inspired race you can try out:
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