August 27th. Red Hook Crit Barcelona No. 4 was a hot affair. Previous years have seen thundery showers but this year was hot and humid and windy too. It translated into the event. Scorching speeds, sweaty athletes and toasty spectators. The day kicks off with a reconnaissance for all the riders. In between registering, setting up camp and catching up with old mates, the riders try to stretch their legs around the nine turn, 1,155m lap.