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A criterium closes this year’s One Belt One Road Hungary race

The One Belt One Road Hungary 2.2 category stage race it ends with a criterium in the downtown of Nyíregyháza. The criterium no counts in the overall classification for the UCI race.

Date: July 8, 2020
A criterium closes this year’s One Belt One Road Hungary race

The streets of downtown Nyíregyháza will buzz with excitement when the One Belt One Road Hungary Criterium starting on Monday, August 17, 2020. This world-class professional cycling event features over 150 international riders racing at high speed, creating a thrilling spectator experience.

Details and course information:

Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Type: Flat
Start: Nyíregyháza 17:00
Finish: Nyíregyháza about 18:15
Distance: 57 km, 30 laps, 10 sprint

A criterium closes this year’s One Belt One Road Hungary race

The One Belt One Road Hungary Criterium has proven itself to will be one of Nyíregyháza signature events. The caliber of this event is outstanding and it is amazing to witness the abilities of elite athletes moving by their own power at up to 70 kilometers an hour” – said Zsolt Törzsök the head of the race organizer committee. „It has all the elements that make it a fun and exciting experience: speed, athleticism, and strategy coupled with activities for the whole family in a great festival atmosphere. I encourage everyone to come and cheer on the racers on August 17th.”

Criterium is a bicycle race of a specified number of laps on a closed course over public roads closed to normal traffic. As a spectator, your senses will be overloaded from the get-go. At the starting bell, whistle, or gun, at least 60 but upwards of 150 riders take off, vying to get the best position in the pack-in the front, controlling the speed. The first 20 minutes of the race are fast and furious as the strong attack and others hang on for survival to the whip created at the back of the pack. Prime bells ring for races within the race, usually for product or cash prizes, and continue throughout the duration of the event. A typical crit course is usually the length of an one km to a two km long, so unlike a road race, spectators will see the riders whiz by repeatedly, sometimes as fast as 60 km/h, so the atmosphere provides plenty of chances for you to see your favorite rider. The winner of the race is the first person to cross the finish without having been lapped.