"The Red Hook Criterium has grown to a point where a women's field makes a lot of sense," added Kacey. "We can't wait to give the ladies a stage to put on a spectacular show."Additionally, both the Brooklyn and Barcelona rounds will host a 5-km running race on the same date, on the same circuit, and in the same spirit as the cycling criterium. With a revamped, compact three-race schedule, each event will carry more weight in the championship, increasing the pressure on the riders to perform consistently. Each event will feature a host of new improvements for spectators and riders alike, and an increased prize list and continually rising prestige will make each podium spot fiercely contested. In 2013, the RHC attracted record numbers of competitors and crowds of over 25,000 cementing its place as the most exciting, technical and dynamic series on the international racing calendar; 2014 is set to be even bigger. 2014 SCHEDULE:
- March 29: Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn, New York;
- August 30: Red Hook Criterium Barcelona, Spain;
- October 11: Red Hook Criterium Milan, Italy.