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Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No.5 through Instagram

Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No.5 is a wrap. We selected some Instagram posts that reflect the day perfectly!
Text: Brian Megens
Header Image: Tornanti.cc

As always the Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No.5’s venue is an absolute beauty.

Yesterday was the third stage of Red Hook Criterium Serie 2017 and Barcelona welcomed all the riders with a perfect sunny day. Our hooks were shining on the podium, while 2 Italian guys got 2nd and 3rd place: @vigadave and @pippofortin Looking forward for the final stage in Milano next 14 October, where at least 5 teams will fight for the Team title . #redhookcrit #redhook #barcelona #summertime #parcdelforum #fixedgear #fixedgearbike #criterium #rockstargames #specialized #castelli #cinelliofficial #oakley #oakleycycling #oakleybike #ffwdwheels #chrome #asssavers #woodenlogo #woodensign #sportlogo #logodesign #woodenart #handmade #woodbe . . @redhookcrit @oakley @oakleybike @asssavers @chrome_industries @specializeditaly @iamspecialized @castellicycling @ffwdwheels @tacxperience @fixedgearcrit @tornanti_cc @titocaput @cyclingtips @raphanocturne @raphanocturnecopenhagen @rapha_uk . 📸by @piacca

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Eleonore Saraiva & Colin Strickland started the day as the RHC leaders.

ten minutes before the final battle @redhookcrit bcn#5 #rhcbcn5 #rhc #bcn #colinstrickland #ciclistasdelmundo

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The course was technical with 2 hairpins but above all proved to be very slippery in some corners creating 2 stop and go moments each lap.

The qualification heats in the men’s race were very competitive forcing riders to go to the limit and sometimes go over it.

Due to a broken chain Aldo lost control over his bike.

However, in the Last Chance Race he did walk away with the win securing a 16th place to start.

She won in London, she won her heat, and she won the Super Pole, Raphaele Lemieux was clearly the top-favourite but was taken out due to a flat tire

Besides Raphaela, Ainara Elbusto, Ash Duban, Eleonore Saraiva, and Tanja Erath were also among the top favourites.

Ash Duban managed to beat Ainara Elbusto in a sprint-a-deux,securing the win.

Ainara set-up the break-away but had to settle for 2nd place

Photographers were there again to get those amazing shots

With 2 laps to go Stefan Schafer caused a crash causing many favourites, including Colin Strickland, to get behind

#redhookcrit #barcelona crash on final lap. Amazing racing!

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Both Olivier Leroy and Marius Petrache were among them

Not only did van Eerd get the Top-Antagonist award, he went on to take the win in RHC BCN5

…one lap to go… #rhcbcn #redhookcrit #barcelona #rhcbcn5

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…and the winner is @eerdvdavid 🥇 #rhcbcn #redhookcrit #barcelona #rhcbcn5

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So happy for @eerdvdavid! #redhookcrit #rhcbcn5 ph: @tornanti_cc

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Podium party

With his 2nd place, Davide Vigano took over the RHC leaders jersey from Colin Strickland

The Top-10 in the Women’s and Men’s field

Your Red Hook Crit Barcelona No.5 men's and women's top ten #redhookcrit #rhcbcn5

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And then there was the after-party

After Party #redhookcrit

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RHC BCN 5 race venue the day after

Now we are off to the beach