8bar CRIT 2019 – Fixed Gear Tournament
This year will be special with more racing than ever before. The new system includes three different race formats. A fast, but technical race course makes it exciting for riders as well as spectators.
The 8bar crit will happen at VELO Berlin bike show. The ticket to the bike show is included for every rider.
As a visitor you can regularly attend the VELO bike show and watch the race. Reduced priced tickets will be available soon.
The 8bar crit is a fixed gear bike race on a fast and technical course with approximately 1km length. The full event will be run with fixed gear bikes in a brakeless setup. This combination challenges the riders not only to be quick, but also to race intelligent.
The best way to get an idea of what the 8bar CRIT feels like is by watching a short movie. It’s more than just a regular race! It is the biggest fixed gear crit in Germany.
This year all riders will be able to ride a time trial, points race and – last but not least – a crit. The riders collect points in every discipline.
Open for all riders to get to know the course.
There are heats with 10 riders each. You start all together and you have just one lap to get a good time on the track. According to your lap time you will be ranked in the next race. Your position in the head doesn’t matter.
A sprint is held every four laps, with 5, 3, 2, and 1 point(s) being awarded to the top four finishers in each sprint, with double points for the final sprint. The winner of the race is the one to have the most points at the end of the race.
The only thing that counts is the final sprint.
The 8bar crit will be held within the VELO Berlin bike show program on Tempelhofer Feld. While the VELO is running inside the old terminal building we will occupy the field in front and bring you exciting race action!
There are two subway stations close to this years location: Platz der Luftbrücke and Alt-Tempelhof.
If you are getting there by car: there will be an official parking slot which will cost around 9€ or you can find free parking spots around “Columbia Damm”.
All riders have to access the area via the back of the location directly to the race area, where we will perform bike checks etc. More information will follow in your rider briefings that you will receive shortly before the race.
(subject to change)
FRIDAY – April 26th, 2019
EARLY NUMBER PICK-UP x PRE-PARTY // 8BAR SHOWROOM 12:00 – 22:00h
SATURDAY / RACE DAY – April 27th, 2019
STARTER KIT PICK-UP 10:00 – 13:00
WARM UP 13:15 – 13:35
TIME TRIAL – MEN X WOMEN 13:35-14:10
POINTS RACE – WOMEN – 12 laps – 14:10-14:35
POINTS RACE – MEN A – 20 laps – 14:35-15:25
POINTS RACE – MEN B – 16 laps – 18:20-18:50
SUNDAY / RACE DAY – April 28th, 2019
CRIT – MEN B – 20 laps – 12:00-12:30
CRIT – WOMEN – 16 laps – 12:30-13:00
CRIT – MEN A – 30 laps – 13:00-14:00
PODIUM – INDIVIDUAL X TEAM – 14:40
The course is technical with sharp turns and hairpins and a total length of 1000m. It is located on the Tempelhoferfeld in Berlin.
Fixed gear bike
Drop bars with bar tape and bar ends – no riser, no bull horn
18 spokes minimum // no tri-spokes, no discs
Clipless pedals with proper cleats – no platform pedals
Recommended gear ratio: 48×15 (beginner) // 50×15 (pro)
We couldn’t do the race without the support of our sponsors!
Thanks to all the sponsors who support 8bar crit 2019!
Here are some unforgettable moments of the latest 8bar CRITS. Thanks to all the riders for participating and pushing your limits so hard. Thanks to all the fans, supporters and photographers. The race atmosphere is spectacular because of you!
2018’s 8bar CRIT at the Tempelhoferfeld. Read the whole race review here.
2017’s 8bar CRIT go fast or go home – read the whole race recap here.
2016’s 8bar CRIT – the first time racing on the Tempelhoferfeld. Read all about it here.
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