Cycling’s Billion Dollar Races – The Fascinating World Of Japanese Keirin


Whilst in Japan, Jon checked out the biggest form of bike racing in the nation, a sport where 1.3trillion Yen are bet each year! An event where tradition is central, we take a look at what makes Japanese Keirin racing so special…

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It’s safe to say that Japanese track racing, specifically the Keirin, is a pretty special event. Jon absolutely loved his day at the track and was amazed by all that he saw.

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  1. Global Cycling Network says

    Did you know Keirin was so huge in Japan?! Let us know what you think of the sport.

  2. JUSUF LAZAMI says

    Samurai stuff

  3. gefloigle says

    Karen has entered the chat and is demanding to speak with the manager.

  4. kohi1015 says


  5. Oh My says

    Wow! Awesome documentation!

  6. Frank Reyes says

    Well done, sir

  7. Zach says

    I keep hearing "Karen Racer". Damn Karens are everywhere in 2020

  8. 1 UP says


  9. Sverre Tysl says

    That room is a hipsters wet dream.

  10. Suka Schultz says

    Japanese “K A R E N” race

  11. sophovideos says

    If you are a noob to cycling checkout my channel

  12. ベベルテック佐藤 says


  13. Sago7 says

    All the video waiting for the Keirin race, but they didn't show the race 🙁

  14. Skillz LOTUS says

    Why is everyone pedalling so slowly?

  15. Dutchb4k says

    Why do all these bikes look like old retro steel bikes?

  16. Chan Michael says

    The legal gambles are power boat, Keirin and horse betting. Not motorcycles…

  17. みよみよ says


  18. Michael Holland says

    Pretty jucy.

  19. Hagen Re says

    This the most Japanese and the most european thing at the same time

  20. Rodrigo Azuela says

    Would have been nice to see at least some interviews with riders, spectators, and just trying to figure out what does Keirin mean within japanese culture. Also, A RACE. Or some highlights. Props to Jon though.

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