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Bienne Crit Race


It’s fast, it’s urban, it’s crit racing

The criterium is a circuit race with a maximum length of about 1500 meters. The track has only a few corners, which lead into straight roads, allowing for high speeds. There are various groups and categories, which ultimately determine the winner through qualifying and final runs.

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Don’t look back in anger

Race through the crowd and push yourself to your limits. The riders are the real show and we are looking forward to seeing you at the cycle circus.

At the Bienne Crit prizes  are awarded just like at a professional race. It’s worth giving your absolute best.

The Track

The Bienne Crit Race Track
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Distance Round



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All you need to know

  • The Bienne Crit is a fun event

  • Show respect to everyone, unfair behaviour will lead to disqualification

  • Every rider must respect the instructions from the race jury

  • Lapped riders must leave the race track as soon as possible

  • A bell marks the start of the last lap

  • Respect the race flags
    Green: Race is on
    Yellow: Crashed riders, slow down
    Red: Heavy crash, race is neutralized

  • Every rider participates on his own risk

  • No free laps for mechanicals or crashes

  • Road bike

  • Drop handlebar

  • Clipless peddals

  • Cycling helmet, cycling jersey, BIB shorts or skinsuit

  • Spoked wheels

  • Drivetrain in excellent condition

  • BIB number

  • Timing chip

  • No headphones

Inspect the track twice and take a close look at the corners. We’ve drawn a tricky track with tight corners that will push you to your technical limits.

The men can qualify for the final A or final B in two different qualifying rounds at the Bienne Crit. With the two finals we want to have equally strong riders racing against each other and push themselves to their absolute limit. The fastest half of the field will qualify for the finals.

The women will not have to do a qualification and go straight into the final race with no regrets. We are excited to see a lot of female power in the starting field of the Bienne Crit 2024.

There will be awesome prizes such as wheel sets from our partner DT Swiss. It’s worth to give your absolute best, trust us!

The Cycle Circus Bienne Crit race 2024 will take place on 31 August 2024

  • 9:00 to 10:30 – 1st Registration (BIB number & goodie bag)

  • 10:15 to 10:45 – 1st Open Race Track Inspection

  • 11:00 to 11:25 – 1st Qualifying Men

  • 11:35 to 12:00 – 2nd Qualifying Men

  • 12:00 to 13:30 – 2nd Registration (female) (BIB number & goodie bag)

  • 13:10 to 13:30 – 2nd Open Race Track Inspection

  • 14:00 to 14:45 – B Final Men

  • 15:00 to 15:45 – Female Race (no Qualifying)

  • 15:55 to 16:15 – Kids Race (no Timekeeping)

  • 16:30 to 17:15 – Final Men

  • approx. 18.00 – Presentation Ceremony

The fan village is placed right at the corner of Terrain Gurzelen. There will be a wide range of food and drinks for everyone. Find more informations about the location here.

Terrain Gurzelen Buvette Bienne Crit
Terrain Gurzelen Buvette Bienne Crit

The race will take place in the neigbourhood Champagne in the city of Bienne. The location is easy accessable by public transportation from the main station Biel/Bienne. Please be aware that the organisation cannot provide car parkings for individuals. However there are parking lots close to the Terrain Gurzelen. We recommend using Altstadtparking, Kongresshausparking, parking lots at Mühlestrasse or Tissot Arena.

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Cycle Circus Bienne Crit Drinks


We have you covered with awesome food and drinks.

It’s not always just about racing. Bienne Crit is an event for everybody, that’s why Terrain Gurzelen is the perfect location for all.

There’s plenty of good food, coffee and awesome drinks right in the fan village ready for you to enjoy.

Check out buvette «BiÜs» to see what we have to offer.


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