COLOGNE, 11.06.2016

RAD RACE CRIT – Event recap

RAD RACE CRIT – COLOGNE 2016

 

That was it! The beginning of the 4-event RAD RACE SERIES. More than 200 riders were chased by a motorbike in a Fixed Gear- and Open Criterium. The RAD RACE CRIT in Cologne was such a blast. Thank you to all riders, spectators and especially to all people from "Rund um Köln" for having us in their official program. Thanks so much to our friends from Sore Bikes in Cologne for hosting our After Show Party!

Here's the EVENT RECAP with the unofficial results, videos, photos and much love to all of you...

 

THE LIVE STREAM CAN STILL BE WATCHED HERE:

 

Click the video or HERE to watch the live streams from the fixed- & open crit...


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS - RAD RACE CRIT - COLOGNE 2016

CLICK THE ORANGE BOXES TO SEE THE UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

 

MEN'S RACE - FIXED GEAR

1.    Oliver Leroy – Team Chris Bike
2.    Alexander Müller – Maloja Push Bikers
3.    Stefan Vis "Fish" – 369 x Bombtrack Bicycle Company

Fish, Oliver leroy, alex müller. Pic by Drew Kaplan.

Fish, Oliver leroy, alex müller. Pic by Drew Kaplan.

 

 

MEN'S RACE - OPEN

1.    Maxime Haot – O2 Team Liége
2.    Benedict Herzberg – Team Standert
3.    Christian Rose - merkur-druck.de

Bene Herzberg, Maxime haot, christian rose. pic by drew kaplan.

Bene Herzberg, Maxime haot, christian rose. pic by drew kaplan.

FASTEST LAP - sponsored with 1 crate of beer by Beck's:

FIXED GEAR:
Alexander Müller // Maloja Push Bikers in 1:38:767min
Marion Dziwnik // Team Standert // 1:51:729 Min

OPEN:
Maxime Haot // O2 Team Liége in 1:39:300min
Jane Drage // Keirin Berlin // 1:50:218min
 

10TH LAP PRIME - sponsored with 50€ cash by IRIE DAILY:
Maxime Haot, Jane Drage, Johanna Jahnke, Owen Blandy.

 

WOMEN'S RACE - FIXED GEAR

  1. Johanna Jahnke – Why Be Normal?
  2. Marion Dziwnik – Team Standert
  3. Silje Lian – 8bar Rookies
Silje Lian, Johanna jahnke, Marion Dziwnik. Pic by Drew Kaplan.

Silje Lian, Johanna jahnke, Marion Dziwnik. Pic by Drew Kaplan.

 
 

WOMEN'S RACE - OPEN

1.    Jane Drage – Keirin Berlin
2.    Julia Müller Ehrenberg
3.    -

Julia Müller ehrenberg & Jane drage. pic by drew kaplan.

Julia Müller ehrenberg & Jane drage. pic by drew kaplan.

PHOTO: DREW KAPLAN

PHOTO: DREW KAPLAN

 

 

ONBOARD FOOTAGE - RECORDED BY CASIO EX-FR100

 

FIXED GEAR - FIRST 10 LAPS

Rider: Eike Haumann / Team Standert

OPEN - FIRST 10 LAPS

Rider: Ben Schnabel // CANYON RAD PACK


Check out the 10th lap prime recorded by Owen Blandy // East London Fixed

Fish, Oliver Leroy, Owen blandy, Alex Müller.

Fish, Oliver Leroy, Owen blandy, Alex Müller.

 

highlight pics:

Photos with massive thanks to Drew Kaplan & Nils Laengner.

 

RACE REPORT

This is how everything went down...

MAxime Haot winning the RAD RACE CRIT IN THE open category. shot by nils laengner.

MAxime Haot winning the RAD RACE CRIT IN THE open category. shot by nils laengner.

We started in time with the OPEN CRIT at 8pm on a wonderful and dry saturday night. Around 60 riders were supposed to ride 20 laps to not only look for the fastest rider but also not to get caught by the motobike. Whoever got overlapped by the moto was taken out of the race. After one neutralized lap the whole race was pretty much open and smooth apart from a few attacks by Team Standert. It seriously began when we rang the bell for the 10th lap prime (fastest 10th lap) sponsored with 50€ cash by Iriedaily.

Maxime Haot // O2 Team Liége who also won in 2015 was speeding up and took the cash with him. Away with him went for a breakaway Ben Schnabel // CANYON RAD PACK and Christian Rose // merkur-druck.de. They soon got caught by the chase group and from then on the race got faster and faster until a sprint finish that Maxime Haot won right before Bene Herzberg and Christian Rose. The women's race had only 2 contenders. Jane Drage won the race with a strong performance. We gotta make sure to get more women for the Open Category!!

 

oliver leroy winning the RAD RACE CRIT IN THE open category. shot by nils laengner.

oliver leroy winning the RAD RACE CRIT IN THE open category. shot by nils laengner.

The FIXED CRIT had more than 150 riders from all over Europe. Oliver Leroy was by far the absolute favourite to win the 1st event of the RAD RACE SERIES since he proved to be super strong this season with a 6th place at the RED HOOK CRIT in Brooklyn. And here's the spoiler. HE CAME. HE RACED. HE WON. Serioulsy, this guy is amazing and he will be dominating the fixed gear scene with his agressive but superfair riding skills. We hope to see him again this season at some of our other events!!

Pretty much the whole race he was chased by 3 brave contenders. Max Höflich // Fixedpott, Bram Linnartz // Team WIT and Eike Haumann // Team Standert. They would have never caught Oliver Leroy but they managed to breakaway from the whole peloton and raced all together. Just the 3 of them. Until only in the third to last lap they crashed so the chase group got them again. With some strong legs Alex Müller // Maloja Push Bikes and Stefan "Fish" Vis // 369 x Bombtrack Bicycle Company took 2nd and 3rd place.

The 10th lap prime was taken by Owen Blandy // East London Fixed
Check out his onboard footage above!! Well done mate!

Johanna jahnke & marion dziwnik shot by nils laengner.

Johanna jahnke & marion dziwnik shot by nils laengner.

The women's race was dominated by Germany's best fixed gear women: Johanna Jahnke // Why Be Normal? from Hamburg and Marion Dziwnik // Team Standert from Berlin. They raced alone and were just fighting so hard (but fair) against each other. Only a few weeks back Marion won the "Waterkant Krit" before Johanna. This time Johanna took the win and she's now also leading the RAD RACE SERIES.

Thank you so much to all riders for taking part in the first RAD RACE SERIES event of the season. Next week we're hosting the RAD RACE FIXED42 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Berlin.

STOP RACISM - START RACEISM.

 


RAD RACE SERIES RANKING

The series ranking can now be found HERE.
Oliver Leroy and Johanna Jahnke are leader in the FIXED GEAR category.
Maxime Haot and Jane Drage are leading the OPEN category.
The team ranking is lead by Team Standert.

The series continues...
August 13 RAD RACE LAST MAN STANDING, Heidbergring near Hamburg
August 20 RAD RACE BATTLE, Hamburg
August 28 RAD RACE BERGFEST, Frankfurt

Next event of the rad race series - rad race last man standing, heidbergring, august 13 & 14.

Next event of the rad race series - rad race last man standing, heidbergring, august 13 & 14.