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Ross Edgar – British Keirin Champion

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We caught up with Scottish rider Ross Edgar recently to chat about the World Championships and the British team setup; here’s what he had to say…

British Keirin Champion; you’re becoming a specialist in that event…

“I wouldn’t say I was a specialist! That would mean that it was the only event I rode: I do the sprint and team sprint too. My coach when I was at the UCI coaching centre at Aigle in Switzerland [Fred Magne], was a specialist – that was the only event he ever prepared for.”

There are tips that you can apply when racing in a Keirin, however do you think there’s no substitute for experience?

“I’ve been riding them for a long time now, and you pick-up a few tricks as you go along. Fred used to tell me that you should only make one move in a race, but it should be a good one. Obviously, positioning is important, as is timing your effort.”