TEAM LOOK CRITERIUM
After an initial test year on the fixed-gear racing circuit, LOOK CYCLE has proudly renewed its commitment to partner with Team LOOK Criterium for the 2017 season. Guaranteeing another year of excitement and anticipation, the competitors will participate in ultra-technical and fast fixed-gear criteriums around the world. Most notably, they compete in the famous RED HOOK CRIT SERIES, with races hosted in Brooklyn, London, Barcelona and Milan.
Team comradery grows even stronger this year with the arrival of a female teammate, Camille Udny. The 23-year-old is already well-known on the French circuit, as she gained notoriety with a victory in the 2016 Tournus Criterium, and a 3rd place finish in the Dijon National Mustard Crit. Her recruitment fortifies an already power-packed team, joining the talented Thibaut and Félix Lhenry, and François Février.
In 2017, LOOK presents these 4 athletes with customized LOOK AL464 bicycles, each “KAMO” painted and equipped with KEO 2 MAX pedals. For speed and style, they will be wearing Super Highway skinsuits printed in the same « KAMO » fashion as their bicycles.
2017 scheduled competition calendar:
Circuit Red Hook Crit
Brooklyn / April 29th
London / July 22nd
Barcelona / September 2nd
Milan / October 14th
Dutch Crit Rijwijk / April 2nd
Geneva Criterium / June 17th & 18th
La P’tite Course Crit Paris / July 8th
Tournus Criterium / July 1st
Dijon National Mustard Crit / September 9th
Red Bull Break The Frame Karting Circuit Paul Ricard / October 28th
Fixed gear criteriums as explained by François Février:
» These are races done on a fixed gear bicycle, so without brakes. The only way to stop is to anticipate and to try to counter the rotation and inertia of the crankset. The final race takes place after qualifying and eliminatory rounds on a short, closed urban circuit where a specific number of laps have to be completed. Classification is done according to a points system. Riders dropped from the peloton are generally eliminated. »
« LOOK has been with us since the beginning of this project. Its partnership has quickly become vital to the team’s ability to thrive and perform. Without their support, none of this would be possible. The work done by their talented crew in Nevers over the winter has been tremendous. 2017 is going to be an exceptional season.
With LOOK Cycle’s extraordinary winning record as well as its reputation in cycling history, we can’t even hide how proud we are to have them on our side. Wearing their colors is an honor, it’s a source of great motivation, not only when we are on the starting line of some of the finest criteriums, but also in our regular workouts. And these races put our equipment through some pretty rude tests. The infallible reliability of LOOK’s products is definitely a key asset throughout the season. »
- 10 races, 3 wins, 5 podiums:
- Winner of La Petite Course Crit Paris (Felix)
- Winner of Crit Fix Paris (Felix)
- Winner of one event in the MNC OMNIUM (Felix)
- 3rd of Tourn’us Crit Burgundy, France (Felix)
- 2nd Tourn’us Crit Burgundy, France (Thibaud)
Photos credit: Romain Villerot