Riders linked to DerbyWheel

There are relatively few details about the riders who have signed up to participate in DerbyWheel.

Global Keirin knows that around 300 riders took part in the induction sessions in Melbourne, Seoul and Manchester; but successful induction does not necessarily mean that the rider will definitely be participating in DerbyWheel.

Global Keirin also knows that many riders have not yet committed – either because they are waiting for developments in negotiations with the UCI, or because they are already committed to UCI competitions later in the year, such as the Paris Olympics.

But here’s a list of some notable riders who have already been publicly and explicitly linked with DerbyWheel.

  • Korean Grand Prix Winner Im Chae-Bin, Korea (source)
  • World keirin champion and Olympic bronze medallist Azizulhasni Awang, Malaysia (source)
  • Solomon Tegoe and Farrakhan Shaaban Mohammed, Ghana (source)
  • World masters champion Carolien van Herrikhuyzen, Netherlands (source)
  • World keirin champion Shane Perkins, Australia/Russia (source)
  • Current national elite sprint and keirin champion Orla Walsh, Ireland (story)
  • Commonwealth Games keirin silver medalist Lewis Oliva, UK (source)
  • Current British elite sprint champion Pete Mitchell, UK (source)
  • World masters medallist James Brightwell, UK (source)
  • Paralympics gold medallist Matt Rotherham, UK (source)
  • European keirin champion Tomas Babek, Czechia (source)
  • Current world masters sprint champion Marcel Laurenz, Germany (Instagram hashtags)
  • World masters record holder Joachim Ritter, Denmark (source)
  • Two-time Canadian national keirin champion Lizanne Wilmot (story)
  • Current US #1 in sprint and #2 in keirin, Andrew Chu (source)

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