Dani King became a legend in women’s fixed gear crit racing due to her performance in Red Hook Crit London No.2 wherein she basically lapped the whole field on her own. Now, The women’s field is shaken up yet again in Red Hook Criterium London No.3 as Dani registered again. Besides Ms King, other strong riders from outside the fixed gear crit scene registered along with her. All of them, except Keira McVitty, will race as ‘unattached’ riders. We summed up the 6 names which will likely battle for the victory together with the strongest Red Hook Crit riders and gave them stars (max 5) according to the chances we believe they have to go home with the victory.
Dani King = Legend, nuff said
Stars: ***** (If we could, we would her give her two more stars just for her amazing performance last year)
— Amy Hill (@amyhilly95) January 15, 2017
Keira McVitty: originally a fixed gear crit rider who got 4th in the overal RHC GC in the 2016 series. This year Keira is focussing on her road career in the UCI team WNT, so it will be interesting to see if she can take advantage of the high-level races she did on the road.
Bethany Taylor: current Welsh Criterium champion, raced her first UCI stage race in the Tour De Feminin.
— Bethany Taylor (@bethonabike) July 6, 2017
Megan Chard: 19 years old competed in a number of prestigious track and road events, including several at national and international level for Wales. Long-term aim is to go to the next Commonwealth Games in Australia. This year she has her first season on the women’s UCI elite level and races a lot of classics in Belgium and the Netherlands. Fun fact, she is coached by former Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Backsted
Poppy Thompson: up and coming youngster.