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TV highlights on Channel 4 on Sunday, but this video gives a taste of action without giving away the result...

Big crowds turned out for Saturday's IG London Nocturne at Smithfield Market, with riders from Team Sky and GreenEdge mixing it with the best of Britain's domestic talent in the St Gobain Elite Criterium which topped a bill that included a comprehensive programme of support races and events. Since highlights are on Channel 4 at 7.10am next Sunday morning, we won't tell you the result - you can go to the event website if you really want to find out now - but we can show you the following short video from Optimal Cadence Films that really captures the atmosphere of an event now firmly established on the London cycling calendar.

The London Nocturne 2012 from Optimal Cadence Films on Vimeo.

 

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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TheHatter [770 posts] 3 years ago
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Spoiler alert (censored abit in case u glance down)

I was there with Mrs H and little H and we all had a great night. Very well organised, good field and IS was amazingly strong. Got slightly confused when he lapped the field though dropping DA in the process!
Only gripe was that we got a great position right in front of the big screen only to find that the big screen only showed pictures when the cyclists were right in front of it on the home straight!
The womens race was great too with a very close finish and the penny farthing race was extraordinary (see what i did there?!)
Excellent event and free! Thanks to the organisers.

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antonio [1102 posts] 3 years ago
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There wasn't much o give away the result but top marks to whoever came up with the soundtrack, brilliant !

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Old Cranky [257 posts] 3 years ago
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I raced and it was an incredible atmosphere. The crowd noise on the start-finish was deafening.

Just waiting for the results to be published.

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berniemaupin [13 posts] 3 years ago
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looks like a blast but is it me or is the film out of focus ?

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AlexStriplight [75 posts] 3 years ago
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Cool film, I was there and it was a great night. The music in the video is a 1966 tune by Jacques Dutronc - 'Et moi,et moi,et moi'. He's pretty big in France and still treading the boards...

http://youtu.be/GRaAghtPFRE