Yesterday, I interviewed Susanne Delaney, Race Director for the Portsmouth Criterium. This year's race (the sixth annual) takes place this Sunday, September 19. Downtown Portsmouth will be invaded with svelte, spandex-clad cyclists from around New England as well as throngs of spectators (7,000 last year). It's a great event that transforms downtown into a snow fence-lined race course.
There are a few events I'd like to highlight before the video. First of all, everything starts at 9am with a pancake breakfast ON Market Street, right in front of the Portsmouth Brewery. The racing starts up around 11am with a kid's race and the continues throughout the day.
We'd also like to let you know about our Criterium Refuelling Station partners. The Gaslight, The Blue Mermaid, and The Chef's Table are all featuring food specials and will have limited Criterium/Smuttynose pint glasses, while supplies last. Please visit http://smuttynose.com/2010-race-day-specials.html for more details.
Without further adieu, here's Susanne: