A beautiful day for a bike race…with 10 corners & Aspen mountain as a backdrop
The Aspen Cycling Criterium, held in Aspen each May, is a bike race around a .8 mile track through the streets of downtown Aspen.
What’s a criterium?
Unless you are a bike racing junky, you may not have heard of the term criterium.
A criterium, or crit, is a bike race typically held on closed city streets on a course usually less than 1km.
The participants race a specified number of laps and are grouped in categories defined by their ability level, with the pros typically racing last.
Many crits are held on a course with 4 corners – but Aspen amped up the volume with a course sporting 10 corners.
With Aspen mountain as a backdrop, the racers sped through the route on a gorgeous spring day.
Fans lined the downtown Aspen course, enjoying the day, while cheering on their favorite racers.
A tribute to Gary Albert
Immediately following the race, a two lap ride of silence was held honoring Gary Albert.
Riders of all levels and abilities took to the closed course for the tribute.
Aspen Cycling Criterium 2012 Race Results
Results for the Aspen Cycling Criterium 2012 have been published on their website.
Article by Kim Hull
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