Keirin
Japan's homegrown track cycling sport of keirin first joined the Olympics in 2000. Despite a vibrant professional scene, Japan has underperformed on the world stage until now. We speak to 10-time former sprint cycling world champion, Koichi Nakano, and renowned coach Benoit Vetu, who are working hard to transform Japan's fortunes. Thanks in part to revamped training program performances have been improving, with Yuta Wakimoto clinching the men's keirin title at this year's UCI World Cup.