Sir Chris Hoy’s Secret World of Japanese Bicycle Racing
Sunday, BBC2, 6pm
The keirin is one of the most extreme events in track cycling. A test of controlled pacing followed a tactical fight to the line, keirin is steeped in the history and rituals that make Japanese culture so unique. In this film, Olympic icon Chris Hoy heads to Japan, host of the 2021 Tokyo Games, to explore this phenomenon. For international riders, attending keirin school is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Fifteen years ago, Hoy himself lwas one of the first Britons to be invited to savour the ultimate experience in the career of any track cyclist. Little wonder he looks a little misty-eyed as he now makes a nostalgic return.
Fleadh Cheoil 1995
Sunday, TG4, 9.30pm
The 1995 Fleadh Cheoil in Tipperary
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