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NL Crit Series - Rijswijk, Netherlands


NL Crit Series is the premier Dutch fixed gear criterium series.
They organize 8 - 12 races per season, which are held throughout The Netherlands.

Taken from NL Crit Series Facebook Page


The 2019 season will be divided into 3 different race types:

1) Men’s Championship Races
In 2019 the Men’s GC consists of 5 races. We believe by lowering the number of GC races
the battle for the GC will be more exciting. The format of these races will be: 3 qualifying
heats and 1 big final. So no more A & B races. Wait! What? That’s right: the best 16 riders of
each heat qualify for the final race. We expect the battle to be intense in both the heats and the

2) Women’s Championship Races
Just like the Men’s GC also the Women’s GC consists of 5 races. All these races are women
only races. So no more combined men and women races in 2019, which didn’t attract
enough female riders in recent years. It’s allowed though to compete in all Men’s races on
dates where there’s no Women’s GC race planned

3) Practice Races
In these races no points can be won for the GC. These races are mainly meant for practicing
race skills and tactics. And to gain the necessary race experience for those who are new to
fixed gear racing. Races will be divided into the good old A and B category. Basically it’s up
to the rider whether he will race the A or B race, although the final call is on the race
organization. There’s a good chance we will try out some different race formats at these

Hope it’s clear to you all. We are excited to get the 2019 season started. You can catch up
with us sooner than you think... Let the battle begin!

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This year the whole team will be riding 100 miles fixed to the first practice race of the NL Crit series, held on April 6th in Rijswijk. It breaks down like this:

  • 4th April ride to Harwich (sick route easily done fixed)

  • Ferry overnight to Hook of Holland arrive 8am

  • 5th April easy cruise to central Rotterdam hostel

  • 6th April race day!

  • 7th April Ferry back to Harwich and train back to London

Fraser will be driving the team van as support and transporting all the team gear.
Huge thanks to BLB for supplying the van


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