Meet Joe Truman, the only British keirin rider in Japan

Joe Truman has been the only British keirin rider racing in Japan for the past couple of years. We caught up with him to hear all about his experience and how his focus now is on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Joe Truman (Getty/Instagram)

After the 2017 World Cup season, Joe Truman received the call he had been hoping for, one that he says ticks off one half of his cycling career bucket list.

The 22-year-old from Hampshire had been asked if he'd like to travel nearly 6,000 miles across the world to Japan to race in the keirin.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.