Aventon Factory Team has announced the team for Red Hook Crit London on July 22. The women’s team will be led by women’s RHC series leader Eléonore Saraiva of Dijon France. She will be joined by bike messenger and frequent podium contender Sammi Runnels of Austin Texas as well as crowd favorite Kym Perfetto of New York City. The women’s team has had several podium places in Red Hook Crit races, but has yet to take an outright win. The team will be looking to get Saraiva to the top step and to hold on to her series lead.
The men’s team will consist of Olivier Leroy of Dijon France, along with David Santos and Isaac Howe of San Diego along with Tristan Uhl and Chris Tolley of Austin TX. Leroy and Santos have accumulated multiple fixed gear wins between them, but the Red Hook Crit podium has proved elusive. Tristan Uhl was able to finish second place at Red Hook Crit Barcelona in 2016, the team’s best finish of the year. While the team found themselves on the podium several times last year, they haven’t won a red hook crit since winning the Milan RHC in 2015 with Colin Strickland. The team’s primary goal in London will be to get Uhl or one of the others riders across the line in first place. With a secondary goal of surpassing Team Specialized in the team competition.
“The Intelligentsia and Specialized teams are the obvious favorites, and we may be considered outsiders, but I believe we can win. The entire men’s team was unhappy with the men’s race in Brooklyn. We didn’t go all the way to Brooklyn to get 7th, and we are headed to London to go for the win in both races”, said Sean Burke.