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Old 06-30-06, 03:20 AM   #1
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What's A Keirin

Would someone please be able to explain to me what a keirin is, i'm relatively new to cycling, and haven't done alot of racing on the track. Any help would be great,
Thanks alot.
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Old 06-30-06, 09:34 AM   #2
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keirin

".. in the first few laps of the Keirin, cyclists are paced by a motorised vehicle called a derny or sometimes another cyclist, who leave the track a few laps before the end, at a speed of about 50 km/h. The first cyclist to finish the high-speed (sometimes at 70 km/h) race is the winner."

Easy heh? Bunch of good links to give you a lot more info.
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Old 06-30-06, 02:55 PM   #3
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Keep in mind this is coming from a former dowhill racer...

Keirin is freeeking nuts, possibly the most fun on a bike!
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Old 06-30-06, 06:18 PM   #4
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Would someone please be able to explain to me what a keirin is, i'm relatively new to cycling, and haven't done alot of racing on the track. Any help would be great,
Thanks alot.
about Keirin
http://www.keirinberlin.de/Keirin_Racing_En.html
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Old 06-30-06, 08:14 PM   #5
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The motorized pacing in Keirin is the International way (Olympic) , The Japanese and Korean way is done by pacing on the bike.

Tomity will help out with the rest, He is a keirin racer.

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