Ryokou: Chapter 1

by Matt de Neef


“Ryokou”, the Japanese expression for the word ‘journey’, is a story about the determination of an Australian athlete, set amongst the backdrop of the Land of the Rising Sun. The series explores Shane Perkins’ journey to re-define his career, whilst taking up the challenge to become a champion rider in the National Keirin Series competition in Japan, 2012/2013.

This is the first of five parts of the Ryokou documentary, with the following four parts to be released on CyclingTips one per day until Friday. Click here to read more about Ryokou and click here to see our interview with Shane Perkins about Keirin racing.

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