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2014/04/08 Team Cinelli Chrome – An exciting debut!
An amazing first outing for the new Team Cinelli Chrome – “two C’s one cause”!
The Team was unveiled, drinks were drunk, rain showers were taken, new friends were made, and laughs were countless. But most importantly there was the first Red Hook Criterium of 2014 season.
Rain, wind and chaos couldn’t stop the entire Team from qualifying for the finals. Neil Bezdek clocked the fastest time in the men’s qualifiers by 1 second! The men’s final started with a DNS for Giovanni Bocchi who flatted on some unfortunate shards of glass on the way to the start line. A crash in the first chicane immediately spread the field on the first lap. The race ran at a wicked fast 40 km/hr average speed. With three laps left a break by the Frenchman Thibaud and Team Cinelli Chrome’s Alessandro Bruzza got away and held off the chase until the finish. Team Cinelli Chrome ended up with an incredible two podium spots: Alessandro Bruzza 2nd and Neil Bezdek 3rd! Our riders Alfred Bobé Jr. and Giorgio Vianini gave a strong support to Team’s positioning during the first and decisive laps together with Paolo Bravini, who’s been able to sprint up during the second half of the race and conquer important points for the Team scoring 19th overall.
While, in the inaugural Red Hook Crit Women’s Race, Team Cinelli Chrome’s Kelli Samuelson battled the weather, two neutral laps, and a restart to finish 8th. Solid showing.
Congrats to Alessandro, Neil, Kelli and all the Team for such great results and making the most epic night of Fixed-Gear Criterium racing yet!
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As soon as Team Cinelli Chrome has been presented @ Chrome HUB NYC the day before the race and soon got an impressive media attention and coverage!
Here some of the most important articles and posts who already appeared on the web.