Wattbike Nucleus introduced to Japan Women's Keirin School
March 18, 20211 min read
Last December, it was announced that the Japan Institute of Keirin (JIK) implemented Wattbikes as part of their mandatory entrance exam for both male and female keirin riders.
In Japan, aspiring professional keirin riders compete for entrance into the keirin programme at the Japan Keirin School. Only 10% of applicants are accepted, and they undergo a strict 15-hours a day training regimen. Only those who pass the graduation exams, and who score high on the Wattbike tests, are approved to become eligible professional keirin racers in Japan.
Elite Sport Centres open their doors to show how the best of the best train and we are delighted to see athletes conditioning, cross-training, testing and sometimes even doing the odd photoshoot on the Wattbike! Latest to this list is Camp PSG (Paris Saint-Germain).