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.
Eleonore Saraiva & Colin Strickland started the day as the RHC leaders.
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.
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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.
Aldo’s crash in the last hairpin. He broke his chain just before so lost all control on the bike. Luckily he’s fine. Best of luck to him in the Last Chance race! #video by @phoebeerikams @redhookcrit @aldo_ino_ilesic @specializedrocketespresso #redhookcrit #rhcbcn5 #barcelona #spain #fixedgearcrit #fixedgear #cycling #sports #procycling #slowmotion #slomo
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
Redhook Barcelona was wild as ever. I felt great sitting top 15 for the first half of the race until I got caught up in a crash. Put my head down and chased back thru the chaos catching the lead group in the final corner to snag 6th place on the day. @daveonbike got 4th for @aventonbikes and @chiappuchi was top 15 following a crash in the final corner that took him out of contention for the win. Congrats to @sodanopop on the win in the women's race! . . . . #nobrakesnomercy #redhookcrit #rhcbcn5 #fixedgear #fixie #fixedgearcrit #cycling #crashredhook #critrace #gopro #aventon #aventonbikes #skidsquad #bikes
With 2 laps to go Stefan Schafer caused a crash causing many favourites, including Colin Strickland, to get behind
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
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
And then there was the after-party
RHC BCN 5 race venue the day after
Now we are off to the beach