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264-298 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
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Gasparilla Criterium, Founded in March 2009 In Tampa’s Downtown, witness the most exciting and fast paced cycling racing in the world, American Street Track Racing.

The Gasparilla “Crit” course in Tampa includes several fast turns along paved and bricked roads. In the center of the crit course is Lykes Park. Lykes Park will feature a Wellness oriented festival for everyone in the family. The streets will be closed all day for the fast paced racing, but there is definitely something for everyone!

For the Spectators
A criterium, or crit, is a bike race held on a short course (usually less than 5 km), often run on closed-off city centre streets. Race length can be determined by a total time or a number of laps, in which case the number of remaining laps is calculated as the race progresses. Generally the event’s duration (commonly one hour) is shorter than that of a traditional road race however, the average speed and intensity are appreciably higher. The winner is the first rider to cross the finish line without having been “lapped.”

Gasparilla Criterium 2014 TV Spot from Gasparilla Criterium on Vimeo.

Events often have prizes (called primes, pronounced “preems”, and are cash or gifts) for winning specific intermediate laps (for instance, every 10th lap). A bell is usually rung to announce to the riders that whoever wins the next lap, wins the prime.

Success in the Gasparilla Criterium requires a mix of good technical skills — in particular, the ability to corner smoothly, while “holding your line” on the road, as well as rapidly and sharply — and riding safely with a large group on a short circuit and exceptional “sprint” ability to attack other riders and repeatedly accelerate hard from corners.

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Gasparilla Criterium

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distance: 8,502 Miles
Address 264-298 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
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