the 2015 Red Hook Crit Brooklyn – Chris Lee and Chris Dilts

the 2015 Red Hook Crit Brooklyn
Photos and words by Chris Lee and Chris Dilts.

This past weekend, racers and spectators gathered for the eighth annual Red Hook Crit. Unlike previous years, this last Saturday provided far more sun and warmth, although racers had to fight against considerable gusts of wind all day.

2015 brought the most diverse field of racers in the history of the Red Hook Crit. With 29 countries represented, it was a melting pot of nationalities staging in the Cruise Terminal, where riders warmed up before the races. Additionally the number of competitors in the women’s field more than doubled from last year, boasting a healthy 79 racers registered.

Like last year, multiple qualifying heats during the day were used to advance and place racers in the two feature races later that night. The men’s field had a new addition of the “Last Chance” race. The “Last Chance” race was a 14 lap crit with the top 10 finishers were added to the feature race.

At the end of the night, Ivan Ravaioli and Ainara Arteaga took home the win, the medals, the custom RHC Cinelli track bike, and the glory.


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  • Roy Gene

    I really need to get my hands on one of those Cinelli Mash Work frames. Super versatile.

    • Chris Andrews

      I gotta get me one of those Mash skinsuits!

  • KT

    I like the idea of the last chance race. Would be cool to know where the top ten from that ended up in the main race.

  • daveaugust43

    @disqus_l6AM3i9zHs:disqus Adam St Germain won the Last Chance Race and then finished 29th in the final.

  • daveaugust43

    Thanks Chris Lee, Chris Dilts, and John Prolly for covering the RHC!

  • Søren Nejmann

    Are there any rules for bikes? Weight? Material? and so on?

    • track bike, drop bars, rims max 80mm, clipless pedals and no brakes :)

  • Erik

    Are the canti-posts removable on the 2015 CINELLI MASH WORK FRAME SET (for use as a SS CX bike)?

    • Robert0321

      I believe so, just like the AC Nature Boy.

  • Matt

    Great Coverage. The lifestyle photos said it all

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