Red Bull Last Stand to Bring the Country’s Best Cyclists Back to Alamo Plaza October 7
Hundreds of the fastest male and female riders to compete in year two of the criterium road race around the famed Texas landmark with registration opening June 1
The city of San Antonio will welcome back Red Bull Last Stand on Saturday, October 7. The event will be free for all spectators and will offer spectacular views of athletes riding at speeds of up to 40mph with the iconic Alamo Plaza serving as the race’s backdrop.
For Red Bull Last Stand, the typical crit race setup is getting a Texas-style overhaul with the ‘Eliminator’ format. In this cutthroat configuration, the rider who crosses the finish line last on each lap gets eliminated until there’s just one rider left to take the top step on the podium.
The event will consist of four race classes:
- Fixed Women
- Fixed Men
- Geared Women
- Geared Men
Winners in each category earn cash prizes, as will the “Double Down” award winners, given to the woman and man who complete the most combined laps in Fixed Gear and Geared races that hold the highest single finish in either discipline.
Last year’s inaugural race was the first time that San Antonio played host to the competition which saw some of the best riders in the world take part. Cyclists included Addison Zawada, Daniel Holloway, Colleen Gulick and Texas’ own Colin Strickland and Ash Duban. Colin made the home state crowd proud by winning the Men’s Fixed Geared event and has secured his spot to defend the title this October.
The event will feature invited riders, those accepted through online application, and qualified riders who’ve earned entry through local, national, and international Battle Rides. Application opens Thursday, June 1. The application fee of $40 will be donated to the Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation. Riders are encouraged to apply early as spots will fill up fast.
Saturday, October 7th
Finals start at 4pm CST
300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX
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