Twilight Criterium takes over downtown Boise

Twilight Criterium takes over downtown Boise »Play Video
The Criterium featured a $30,000 purse.

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Despite the hot temperatures, thousands of spectators made their way to downtown Boise to check out the 28th Twilight Criterium on Saturday.

Olympic cyclist Kristin Armstron helped kick things off with a kids ride in the afternoon.

Soon, amateur races took over, ranging from 30-45 minutes.

At 7 p.m., the women's pro race got underway. Approximately 40 riders tested their endurance against the Boise track. In the end, Erica Allar took the top prize. Allar finished second last year.

The men's race had close to 100 entries, a record-amount for the event. Ending just before 10 p.m., Californian Ken Hanson earned the top spot on the podium.