Criterium Collection

Sunday marked my first ever foray into the world of competitive road bicycle racing. Having raced mountain bikes back in my youth, I was familiar with the strategies of cycling in close quarters… but a criterium race is something different altogether. It’s almost like the roller derby of bicycle racing.

Here’s a collection of images from the men’s pro race at the Boston Mayor’s Cup race, which capped a weekend of all-around cycling free-love and good times in the city.

9.26.2010 — BOSTON — Bissell Pro Cycling's Daniel Holloway, wearing stars and stripes as the criterium men's national champion, celebrates his victory as he crosses the finish line for the 2010 Mayor's Cup Men's Pro division criterium race on Sept. 26, 2010.


9.26.2010 — BOSTON — Riders in the 2010 Mayor's Cup Men's Pro division criterium race pass the Old State House on Sept. 26, 2010.


9.26.2010 — BOSTON — Fans climbed up on hay bales a the corner of Congress and State Streets to watch the riders make the turn in the 2010 Mayor's Cup Men's Pro division criterium race on Sept. 26, 2010.


9.26.2010 — BOSTON — Clayton Barrows of the AXA Equitable Cycling Team/CRCA makes the turn at Congress and State Streets as eventual winner Daniel Holloway of Team Bissell, in stars and stripes, follows, in the 2010 Mayor's Cup Men's Pro division criterium race on Sept. 26, 2010.


9.26.2010 — BOSTON — Team Mountain Khakis rider Isaac Howe, right, tries to break away from the main pack in the 2010 Mayor's Cup Men's Pro division criterium race on Sept. 26, 2010.

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