The War on Wheels

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About The Book

Experience the thrilling world of Japanese cycling and the keirin, which has evolved from post-war oddity to one of Japan's most popular and lucrative sporting events - and a must-see for the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo.

The Keirin, which means "war on wheels," is now a high profile Olympic sport and attracts millions of spectators. But it's origins are humble, even strange. Like the Tour de France was originally conceived to sell newspapers, the keirin was invented in

About The Author

Justin McCurry has lived in Tokyo since 1991 and reports on Japan and South East Asia for the Guardian.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Pegasus Books (June 2, 2020)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781643132006

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