In an orphan year of the most important fixie event, the Red Hook Crit in Chrome Industries had the idea of unifying three of the most renowned fixed-gear cycling events (Mission Crit in San Francisco, Chrome Coveted Crit in Chicago and the Red Bull Bay Climb also in San Francisco) in a single competition: The Chrome Grand Slam.
The points obtained in each test were added in a general classification. The awards? $ 3ooo for each winner in male and female discipline. But a competition from going from one point to another, in which the fastest wins and in the end the points achieved are added is quite boring, they thought of Chrome.
So three challenges were added in each test, for which additional points were achieved. The challenges were so crazy that they went from eating a burrito, an oyster and the typical seafood soup in a loaf of bread from Pier 39 in San Francisco, all on the same day, up to Twin Peaks and taking a selfie or doing a long skid down one of the steep slopes of the city.
A mobile phone with a camera to record it as evidence and an internet connection to upload the challenges to the test website was the only thing necessary to score the points.
1. Nicolas Côté – 385
2. David Tolley – 380
3. Chris Hildreth – 330
1. Evelyn Hound – 638
2. Dani Morshead – 590
3. Elizabeth (Dazie) Holt – 425