Miss EmmaChiltern “I knew there were two Japanese track riders on the start line who would be dangerous, especially in a sprint finish, so was pretty keen to break away if I had an opportunity. Unfortunately it stayed together and I followed the sprinter Aika Nakamura and finished 3rd in the final sprint. Racing overseas is always a great experience and it was a great race!”
“Two years ago I missed the top 10 and I wanted to get there this time around. Unfortunately Tom had a flat tyre early in the race so I had to cover any dangerous moves and try to position myself in the finish. The strongest teams in the race, especially Nihon, Waseda, Keio, and Chuo University, were organised and looked after their sprinters for the finish, with Nihon’s Keitaro Sawada (the kilo sprint record holder) taking the win while I finished 8th. I was pretty happy with that given the strength of the field!”
David Randall選手 2年前のレースではトップ10に入ることができなかったので、今回はそこには絶対入りたかった。
“I was super disappointed to flat and miss out on racing for the win in the Gaien Criterium.
After only a short ride, I had energy to burn the day after and suggested we go do a scenic ride outside of Tokyo. Our host, Tak, came up with a route and we rode up an absolutely brutal climb. Thankfully, the views at the top were stunning, and made the effort worthwhile.”