So the Red Hook Criterium Milano has just happened. It’s the 3rd one to have been held in Milan and it was won by Evan Murphy riding for Stanridge Speed. It’s the second one in a row he’s won. There was some guys from Tokyo Fixed and Brother cycles competing against guys from the usual crowd, Mash, Cinelli, Iride, Dosnoventa, Pelizzoli, 8barbikes etc. I’m not really sure how any of the UK guys placed, as none of them made it in to the top 27, and therefore aren’t on the results list. Why only 27 from quite a lengthy starting list, I just don’t know.
Their official photo’s are here which are actually quite good. There’s someone else’s photo’s here, which someone said were good, but they won’t work on Google Chrome so I can’t confirm that. The full (27 people) results are here.
Here’s a video of people crashing on a hairpin at low speed
And here’s a video about team Iride entering the Red Hook Crit. However, if like me, you can’t speak Italian, you won’t understand shit. But just look at the beards.
In similar news, the IG Markets Nocturn will be running a fixed gear criterium at the London Bike Show from January 17-20th. They will be setting up a circuit to replicate the Smithfield Market one in the Excel Center and have the usual races, Penny Farthing, folding bike, Mens Elite’s etc. As it’s indoors there will be no wet drain pipes or soggy corners for crashes, which is a shame. The full list of races is here along with links to register for them. Their facebook page thing is here.
If you wander what it’s like to ride a criterium, here’s a video from arse height.
Now here’s some metal.