In cycling, the term “chase” refers to the action of one or more riders or a group of riders attempting to catch up with another rider or group of riders who are ahead in the race.
This race removes the last place rider from each lap (every second lap on shorter tracks) until only three to five riders remain. The final standings are then determined by a sprint over the last two laps.
The cyclists ride around a banked track, and the winner is the first across the finish line. But keirin cyclists need more than just speed to win—the strategies they use against each other are an important part of the sport.
This race is where each team aims to complete more laps than any of the other teams. Cyclists in each team take turns during the race, handing over to another team member, resting, and then returning to the race.