We're Partnering With Star Track Cycling For Japanese Keirin Pro Series

September 23, 2021

We're Partnering With Star Track Cycling For Japanese Keirin Pro Series

(Press Release)

Felt Bicycles is excited to announce that it is partnering with Star Track Cycling to send two of the organization’s elite sprinters—Joe Christiansen and Josh Hartman—to Japan to compete in the inaugural pro PIST6 Championship Keirin Race Series for three months beginning in January 2022. Joe and Josh are the first male American riders to be invited to Japan to compete in Keirin racing in over 20 years. Joe and Josh will be competing aboard the latest track racing platform from Felt Bicycles, the Tk FRD.

“We are thrilled to partner with Felt Bicycles to supply our two racers with the amazing Tk FRD frames,” says Peter Taylor, Co-Executive Director of Star Track Racing. “By partnering with Felt, our riders are ensured world-class machinery as they compete with both Japanese racers and international racers from more than 12 countries.”

“As long-time sponsors of track racing programs globally, we at Felt recognize the need for trade team support of the discipline, and are incredibly pleased to be partnering with Star Track Cycling,” says James Hibbard, Director of Sports Marketing at Felt Bicycles. “Based in New York City, Star Track Cycling not only has an incredible roster of elite sprint and endurance track cyclists, but has also invested heavily in developing the sport and nurturing talented juniors from across the United States.”

Star Track will be providing fans with regular updates and blogs documenting Joe and Josh’s "Road to Japan" journey via their own personal social media channels, as well as via the Star Track social feeds.

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ABOUT STAR TRACK CYCLING

NYC’s only youth track cycling program empowers kids from under-resourced communities and provides the opportunity to join a competitive cycling team. Founded in 2004 and based at Kissena Velodrome in Queens, Star Track has been repeatedly designated a USA Cycling Center of Excellence. Star Track initiated an elite racing program in 2015 and its riders have earned more than 34 National Championship jerseys over the last three racing years at the junior, collegiate and elite levels.

ABOUT JOE CHRISTIANSEN

Colorado’s Joe Christiansen is a FOUR-time Elite National Champion and the USA Cycling National Keirin Champion in 2019. In addition to racing for Star Track, Joe has trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and represented Team USA at international competitions in Japan, Europe, and South America. Joe has also piloted tandem bicycles in UCI Paracycling competitions.

ABOUT JOSH HARTMAN

Guyana-Born, Brooklyn-raised rider Josh Hartman is currently based in Pennsylvania and is a two-time USA Cycling Elite Team Sprint Champion. In addition to racing for Star Track, Josh has trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, participated in the USA Cycling Olympic Development Program and represented Team USA at international competitions in South America and Canada.

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