Holy Crit has its roots in fixed gear racing but has occasionally allowed roadies and mountain bikers to gatecrash the scene at previous editions of the event … but never all three together. That changed on Saturday when an extravaganza of racing saw the fixed gear, MTB and road racers combine as one big happy cycling family.
The event was actually the second edition of the Odlo Cool Sprint Challenge; the inaugural edition took place at the same Karting Arena circuit in April of this year, but that was a much smaller Saturday morning affair and was only for road bikes. The decision of the various stakeholders to come together was a masterstroke as merging Odlo’s original concept of racing at the Karting Arena with Holy Crit’s “street cool” resulted in a fantastic event that will be talked about for years to come. Click on this link to read the full race report.