Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals
Japan sends team to the Carnivals
Points / Pursuit champion to compete
French Cycling Champion Frederic Mange who won three World Keirin
Championships and is now National Director of the Japan Cycling Federation
has notified the Sports Carnival Association of Tasmania that Japan will be
sending a team of four elite cyclists to compete in the Union of Cyclists
International sprint series to be held at this year’s Christmas Carnivals.
The series will carry qualification points for the Beijing Olympics and
carnival organizers are delighted that Japan will be sending a team of
participation is a great win for the sprint series and the carnivals in
general. Cycling racing at this year’s carnivals should reach a new level
and deliver a boost to the carnivals. The Association is hopeful of
announcing other competing teams for the sprint series in the next few
weeks. The Australian Institute of Sport has already confirmed its intention
to send a team of elite cyclists for the sprint series...
The Japanese team will be made up of three male and one female cyclist. Frederic Mange has confirmed Japans cyclists will be:
Satomi Wadami - the current world B Women's Champion for points race and multiple Japanese Champion for points and pursuit racing.
with her will be :
Haruki – Professional Keirin rider who is a specialist in keirin and track
time trial events.
Masato- sprint specialist.
Takashi- student of the Japanese Keirin school; and recently finished 5th
in the junior world keirin championship.
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