The ExCeL London exhibition centre is ready for the opening of the 2013 London Bike Show on Thursday, which includes the novel IG London Nocturne - a unique indoor criterium. Here are the first photos of the race circuit that will host the Nocturne action throughout the show.
Teams of riders from IG Sigma Sport, Madison Genesis, Raleigh-GAC, Primal Wear, Team Hope, Wheel Base and Team Kuota will all line up to take part in a full schedule of races from Thursday (January 17) to Sunday (January 20).
Star riders Ross Edgar (IG Sigma Sport), Ian Bibby, Dean Downing (both Madison-Genesis) and Graham Briggs (Raleigh-GAC) are on the start list of Saturday night's elite men's criterium.
"We're looking forward to replicating the Nocturne excitement in an indoor venue and giving people a taste of the action that will take place around Smithfield Market on June 8," said James Pope of IG London Nocturne organiser Face Partnership last week.
"The indoor circuit will create a different style of racing and will be a massive attraction for the London Bike Show audience."
Criterium racing at the London Bike Show
Thursday January 17
17:30 Industry Race
18:00 Media Race
19:00 IG City Challenge
Friday January 18
16:00 Support Race (Category 2)
16:30 Track Bike Criterium
17:00 Elite Women's Criterium
Saturday January 19
15:00 Folding Bike Heat 1
15:30 Folding Bike Heat 2
16:00 Support Race (Category 3)
16:30 Folding Bike Race
17:00 Elite Men's Criterium
Sunday January 20
15:00 Support Race (Category 4)
15:30 Penny Farthing Race
16:00 Junior Race (male)
Star line up for indoor London Nocturne
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