Fixed Gear Crit

8Bar signed wonderkid?

A couple days ago it was announced that Dutch 17 year old Isabel Tambach signed with Team 8Bar for the 2018 season. Despite her young age, she already has an extensive race cv with national titles in both Sprint, and Keirin on the track. On top of that she represented the Dutch national selection multiple times on the velodrome. She made her fixed gear crit debut during the final of the NL Crit Series of last year. Although the women’s field was very limited in quantity, with experienced Red Hook Crit riders like Ashley Faye, Lisa Wörner, and Tanja Erath, from which the latter turned UCI pro at Canyon/Sram Racing, winning wasn’t going to be easy for anyone. Despite her young age and her lack of experience in fixed gear crits, it was Isabel Tambach who surprised the field by taking the win in a bunch sprint. As Isabel Tambach will only turn 18 early May, it is expected that Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn No.11 will come too early for her as Red Hook Crit does not allow anyone under 18 to start. However, in the other Red Hook Crits it seems that the experienced RHC riders will be challenged by the youngster.
Text: Brian Megens

Photo by Merlijn Spenkelink