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,
asleep at the wheel
".. 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.
Keep in mind this is coming from a former dowhill racer...
Keirin is freeeking nuts, possibly the most fun on a bike!
Rising sun on Keirin rider
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.
Strength and Honor!!