Grant's Tomb Criterium 2016
The Grant's Tomb Criterium (#grantstombcrit) is something special.
The fast course that can favor both breakaways and field sprinters depending on the conditions, the atmosphere with the entire NYC cycling community coming together for the first major race of the year with guest appearances from out of towners like our friends at Green Line Velo, the fact that CRCA volunteers and staff work from before dawn until after dark so they can run 13 fields (including four women's only fields) -- it all adds up to a very memorable day of racing. And with temperatures in the sixties and record turnout the 2016 Grant's Tomb Criterium will certainly be tough to top.
For Team Health Warrior it was also our first major event with our rebranded kit featuring the new logo of our title sponsor. In our third year partnered with Health Warrior and our second year as Team Health Warrior we're proud to have already worn the kit on two podiums at Grant's Tomb with Roger Parmelee and Richard Scudney scoring a pair of third place finishes. We're also proud to continue our association with the CRCA Development Foundation - coming out early on Saturday to watch a huge field of nearly forty juniors competing on the full Grant's Tomb Criterium course for the first time.
All in all not a bad way to kick off the season - here's looking forward to another great year of riding bikes in circles and up hills as quickly as possible.