IG MARKETS LONDON NOCTURNE 2011
The IG Markets London Nocturne, the elite, night time inner city cycling event, celebrated another record breaking year with an estimated crowd of 10,000 packed around Smithfield Market on Saturday 11 June to witness an evening of extraordinary entertainment.
Now in its fifth year, The IG Markets London Nocturne, saw some of the worlds top riders battle it out across a series of spectacular races. The winners of this year’s races were:
- Alex Dowsett, Team Sky - Elite Men’s criterium winner
- Hannah Barnes, Motorpoint - Elite Women’s criterium winner
- Team Schroders - IG Markets Team Challenge winner
- David Rees, Brompton - Kansi Folding bike race winner
- Jim Sullivan, Brixton Cycles – Schwalbe Fixed Gear Longest Skid winner
- James Brailsford – Brooks Penny Farthing Race winner
James Pope, Founder of the Nocturne Series said: “2011 was another record breaking year for the IG Markets London Nocturne, with crowds of approximately 10,000 people over the course of the day. There was some unbelievable racing with Alex Dowsett and Hannah Barnes picking up the top honours.
“From elite riders from World Tour teams to the fastest Folding Bike riders in the world, the event brings some of the best cycling talent around to the heart of the City of London and aims to appeal to anyone with any interest in cycling.”
The Elite Men’s Criterium was stormed by 21 year old Alex Dowsett (Team Sky) who led an incredible race from the front and lapped the peloton before the half way mark. On the winner’s podium he commented: “The crowd were phenomenal, they really kept me going. This is my kind of crit and I raced it like a track. The first part was hell but when I saw the back of the bunch before me it all fell in to place.”
Hannah Barnes (Motorpoint) commented after her victory in the Women’s Elite Criterium: “I love the Nocturne events, the crowds and the atmosphere are unbeatable. This is my third win at the Nocturne, which makes a hat-trick!”