A deafening roar of spectator hoards, gathered around an oval, witnessing carnage. Are they cyclists? Or are they gladiators?
“I gotta ride harder. That wheel I gotta catch belongs to a National Champion.”
Now in its 15th year, the San Rafael Twilight Criterium has become part carnival, part madhouse, part Thunderdome. It has reached a critical mass of energy that circles among crowds and riders, across announcer and DJ, and through the streets and community, only to feed into the reputation of the next year.
Of course it’ll be huge. It’s a Project Sport event.
“I gotta scream louder. I need… uh… more cowbell!”
The best riders. The best track.
The best scene in West Coast cycling.
We’ll see you July 27.