IVAN RAVAIOLI & AINARA ARTEAGA
WIN RHC BROOKLYN No.8
A sunny, but windy day in Red Hook, Brooklyn, gave way to some of the finest racing in the history of the Red Hook Criterium as familiar athletes and ambitious newcomers fought for a place on the podium in the first race of the 2015 Championship Series. For the women’s criterium, Kacey Manderfield Lloyd, who famously won the inaugural Red Hook Crit in 2008, qualified in pole position but could only make third behind Fleur Faure and our winner for 2015 Ainara Elbusto Arteaga who had a phenomenal ride. Thibaud L’henry, the reigning men’s champion, started 2015 as he left off with pole position in qualifying but fell to challenges from Raul Torres Pagaza and Luis Junquera, who was beaten out by Ivan Ravaioli by a wheel in the final sprint. Congratulations to all our athletes and thanks to all the volunteers and spectators for turning out and continuing to bring the race to life year in, year out. Finally thank you to our returning title sponsor, Rockstar Games and our co-sponsors without whom the race would not be possible.
Full results found here. Photos by Takuya Sakamoto.