This is just the theory-based side of what they learn, Australian Shane Kelly, an Olympic bronze medalist in the keirin and seasoned veteran of the Japanese velodrome circuit, reveals.
Riders draw their starting position by lots and have to keep that position behind the derny for at least one lap.
We left Odawara with one last image we recorded on our retina.
The winner of each of the first three events — the scratch race, elimination race, and tempo race — will be awarded 40 points with second place receiving 38 points, third place 36 points, and so on.
Two-rider teams contest the mass-start event, raced over 50 km 200 laps for the men and 30 km 120 laps for women.
This importance to the sport goes as far as to have racers who cause a crash or those who prove themselves as tactically naive sent back to school.