LOOK has had a fixed gear team since 2016.
François Février, Tim Ceresa, Margaux Vigie and Achille Métro are the members of « Team LOOK Criterium ».
LOOK CYCLE has proudly renewed its commitment to partner with Team LOOK Criterium for the 2019 season. Guaranteeing another year of excitement and anticipation, the competitors will participate in ultra-technical and fast fixed-gear criteriums around the world.
NEW STYLE. FOR A NEW SEASON.
In 2019, LOOK presents these 4 athletes with 875 MADISON and AL 464 track bike for the season in a striking design that will have them stand out from the rest of the peloton.
The designer’s goal was to disrupt the spectator while creating optical illusion and psychedelic effect with moving curves, just like the Italian artist. The choice of magenta colour is directly inspired by the pop music of the 80s, and enables the disruptive contrast with the rigour of the black and white curves.
The team have also been working in partnership with high-performance clothing specialists Rapha, who are supplying technically-advanced, pro-level skinsuits for racing. They will race in a brand new magenta and black colour scheme for the coming season, with the LOOK design team working on an artistic concept inspired by renowned 60s artist Franco Grignani.
NEW TEAM. FOR A NEW SEASON.
The team manager is 34 years old, and by day is a Hotel Manager based at Hotel England in Geneva.
He discovered fixed-wheel racing in January 2014 by stumbling upon a recap of the 2013 Red Hook Crit Milan. Without ever having done a race before, he set himself the goal of testing himself against the best crit racers by participating in that race the following year. His goal was to finish in the final without being lapped, which he achieved.
“Six years after my first taste of crit racing, it is always with great happiness that I ride a fixed bike, both in training and racing! I am extremely proud that Margaux, Achille and Tim are joining the team for 2019 – it promises to be a great year of competitive racing.”
He is 31 years old and the new captain of the Team LOOK Crit for 2019. He comes from a whole other world than cycling – in the past I he has been a high-level skier and is a ski instructor by trade.
He first raced fixed gear at the 2014 National Moutarde Crit in Dijon. Since then he has spent five seasons in a foreign team racing exclusively in crits all over Europe and around the world.
“When signing for Team LOOK Crit I took the opportunity to come back and ride for a French team. I intend to race as many crits as possible this year with the same desire to achieve podium finishes and to transmit as much experience as possible to my new teammates.”
She is a 23 year old studying physiotherapy while currently living in Barcelona. As a result, she is more used to being called ‘Margarita’. She has a background in inline roller, and started cycling as a supplement for her exploits on ice in 2013.
In 2016, she raced her first two criteriums, the Vall d’Uixo (featuring pro athlete Ainara Elbusto) and then the Red Hook Crit Barcelona. In 2017, she signed at SantaFixie and split her competitive time between inline roller and cycling, achieving multiple wins and podiums on the way.2018 marked her first year of bike-focused training and racing, with a podium finish at the Red Hook Crit Brooklyn, and five wins out of seven in other criteriums. 2nd Overall on the Red Hook Crit Championship standings marked the end of an emotionally-charged 2018 season for Vigie.
“My contract with Team LOOK Criterium in 2019 is a fresh step for me, and I have a new motivation to race, proudly bearing the name of one of the great brands French cycling.”
The guy is 23 years old and hails from Toulouse. He is currently working in a bike shop after studying mechanical engineering and aeronautics at university.
Previously, he has raced in the 1st FFC class and over three years participated in some professional races at UCI 2.2 standard. He has also raced several Marathon World Series mountain bike races.
“I discovered fixed gear racing almost two years ago and I immediately loved it – since then, I’ve been hooked on the discipline! I’m really looking forward to racing in 2019 with Team LOOK Criterium.”
2019 RACE CALENDAR
• 9 March: Rad Race Berlin
• 6 April: Rijswijk Crit II, Rijswijk, Netherlands
• 20 April: Les boucles d’Or, Lyon, France
• 4 May: ThunderCrit, London, UK
• 12 May: Zwanenburg Crit, Zwanenburg, Netherlands
• 25 May: Katendrecht Crit, Rotterdam, Netherlands
• 31 May-2 June: Fixed Nations Cup, Dijon, France
• 8 June: London Nocturne, London, UK
• 9 June: Brussels City Crit, Brussels, Belgium
• 16 June: Westerstraat Crit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
• 27 July: ThunderCrit, London, UK
• 5 August: Roosendaal Crit, Roosendaal, Netherlands
• 17 August: ZuriCrit, Zurich, Switzerland
• 7 September: Ortelius Crit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
• 28 September: Criterium Dei Ponti, Milan, Italy
DATES TO BE CONFIRMED
• King of Track, Goyang, South Korea
• San Francisco Nocturne, San Francisco, USA
• Sunshine Crit, Copenhagen, Denmark
• Candie Crit Série 4, Toulouse, France