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what is Japaneese keirin racing?(8 posts)

what is Japaneese keirin racing?wolfereeno
Dec 12, 2003 1:54 AM
I know it's some form of track racking. But how's it different from other kinds of track racing?
Sorta like Dog Racing on bikes, no bunny though.Spunout
Dec 12, 2003 5:33 AM
Okay, just kidding. But close! More for gamblers in Japan. I'm glad to see it go international, because it can be very entertaining. Someone else please provide better description, I'm not totally up to speed.
great fun!hayaku
Dec 13, 2003 6:52 AM
and great training! Where else can you get more than 3 intense bunch sprints in one day?

If you can get some guys from your club together on a track then give it a go. There's a lot to learn about sprinting and this is a great way.
another pichayaku
Dec 13, 2003 6:55 AM
You draw straws to get your starting number but you are free to fight for possition from the gun.
then the real action starts...hayaku
Dec 13, 2003 6:59 AM
the pacer drops off at about 600m and everyone uses every little trick they know to win.
people work togetherhayaku
Dec 13, 2003 7:06 AM
and people work against each other. people mark others and nobody wins just because of their legs. I can't wait to get started next year. my focus is road but this racing is invaluble for a newbie like me.

Absolutely, get out there and DIY! Ganbatte kudasai!

and some more linkshayaku
Dec 13, 2003 7:14 AM'drome/tracks/Keirin.html

good stuff.
re: what is Japaneese keirin racing?Veloflash
Dec 13, 2003 8:56 PM
Same as other keiran racing. Motor paced on a velodrome, gradually increasing speed, until 500m to go and the derny/motor bike peels off then it is a 500m jostle sprint to the line.

Japanese keiran racing is different only from the huge betting involved. The riders have to be kept sterile away from the gambling public until the race to avoid corruption. The riders are also extremely well paid.