Friday January 11 2013
Pro teams from IG Sigma Sport and newly-formed Madison Genesis are among those racing in the IG London Nocturne Elite Criterium at next week’s London Bike Show.
Teams from Raleigh-GAC, SPiN Rotor – Primal Europe – C Originals RT, Team Hope, Wheel Base and Team Kuota will also line up for the Elite Men’s Criterium on Saturday 19th January for this historic cycling event.
The first-ever fully indoor criterium in the UK, a 500m circuit built alongside the London Bike Show at the ExCel will host some thrilling racing throughout the weekend, with an Elite Women’s Criterium on Friday, Folding Bike races on Saturday and a Penny Farthing race on Sunday.
After debuting for Team IG Sigma Sport at Revolution Series Round 3 in Manchester last Saturday, Ross Edgar will ride for his new team, while Ian Bibby and Dean Downing will compete for Madison-Genesis.
Graham Briggs will ride for Raleigh-GAC after beginning 2013 in style with fourth place at the Bay Crits in Australia on New Year’s Day. There’s a packed programme of racing across the four days: see the full schedule here
A Media Race at 6pm on Thursday night will feature the BBC’s Colin Murray, ITV’s Ned Boulting, Daybreak presenter Matt Barbet and cycling writer Richard Moore. ITV Football pundit and ex-Arsenal FC star Lee Dixon will compete in the IG City Challenge on Thursday at 7pm. The show will be closed at this time but ticket holders are more than welcome to stick around to watch the racing!
A full episode of BeSpoke, BBC Radio 5Live’s new cycling magazine show, will be recorded at the London Bike Show on Thursday and broadcast on the evening of Friday 18th January.
Thursday 17th January is shaping up to be a significant day in the cycling calendar. The London Bike Show begins, while three UK Tour de France stages in 2014 will be unveiled in Yorkshire. Lance Armstrong’s much-hyped Oprah Winfrey interview is scheduled to start at 2am on Friday morning.
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