Japanese cycling stars line up for big money Manchester race

Japan's Kazunari Watanabe

Japan's Kazunari Watanabe (Image credit: AFP)

Five specialist Keirin racing stars from Japan will be amongst the contestants in the JKA (Japanese Keirin Association) Invitation Keirin race in Manchester on Sunday February 25th. Kazuya Narita, Masaki Inoue, Kazunari Watanabe, Shinichi Ota and Keiichiro Yaguchi all travel from Japan where the event is watched by millions of fans. The spectacular JKA Keirin at the Manchester Velodrome will be the last event on the final day of the World Cup 23rd – 25th February which also determines the overall champion nation.

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