Spoiler-free video of last night's racing... but don't read below it if you want to avoid the result...

Night time criterium racing hit the streets of London once more as crowds turned out to watch a start studded field at the 2013 IG London Nocturne.

Highlights from the IG London Nocturne will be shown on Channel 4 on Sunday 16th June at 08:00 - so if you want to savour the excitement, here's a non-spoiler video. If you don't want to know the results, don't read below it!

The London Nocturne 2013 - Teaser / No Spoilers from Mat Pennell on Vimeo.

History was made as Laura Trott scored the first home soil victory for her team Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling, and told the BBC she was 'super excited' at taking a photo finish victory from Hannah Barnes. Dani King finished third, providing another podium spot for Wiggle Honda.

The men's race saw an extremely tense photo finish too - between Tom Scully (Team Raleigh), Dean Downing (Madison Genesis - who suffered a flat and finished on a rim) and 2011 winner, Alex Dowsett (Movistar Team), with Scully winning by a whisker. Downing came third to Dowsett's second.

During the Nocturne the streets around Smithfield Market are closed off and elite riders battle it out in the gloom around the atmospheric streets.

It's not just pro riders though - there are also family friendly events including the Folding Bike Race, the Penny Farthing Race and the 'Longest Skid' competition.

The results from those events will be published tomorrow morning, so check back for an update as to the victorious winners.

Highlights from the IG London Nocturne will be shown on Channel 4 on Sunday 16th June at 08:00.


After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.


nicstevenson [29 posts] 4 years ago

Absolutely brilliant night - both of the elite races were so fast and full of attacks, amazing action! Not to mention the 'fun' races earlier in the evening that seemed to be being taken pretty damn seriously by all involved  4

Few of my photos from the night here if you fancy:

Nic Stevenson's set: IG Nocturne


TheHatter [770 posts] 4 years ago

Had another really good night there. Not sure about cowbells in red though...

VeloPeo [353 posts] 4 years ago

Great day - made an arse of myself in the UrbanCyclocross and spent the day inside the track with Mrs VeloPeo taking photos


Penny Farthing

Random others

Old Cranky [260 posts] 4 years ago

Nice photos VeloPeo.

The one of me in my Keith Haring art-inspired jacket for the Folding Bike race looks great  1

VeloPeo [353 posts] 4 years ago

That's one from Mrs VeloPeo - drop me a mail through my profile if you want the high-res version  1

Same goes for anyone else we shot....