Race Ishikawa Road 7/19

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I'm going to scout it with some friends. I'm not licensed yet, but I heard it was a good course and I'm thinking of riding it next year.
 

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Looks to be a JBCF race, about 115km long. The men do it in just over 3 hours, which is about 38 - 40kmph average speed for the whole course. Can't find any info on the womens race results, but going by general speed differences between mens and womens classes, I would imagine the women are doing it at about 32-34kmph average for the course.

You can find more info here...

http://www.jbcf.jp/calendar/
 

TCC

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...seems in 2014 it was the 18th race in the JFT, so if you want to race it next year, you need to get on a Japan Pro Tour team, and race the JFT event.
 

baribari

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A friend of mine is competing. I would have gone since it's local but I have a race the same day elsewhere.

If memory serves, you have to join or make a "jitsugyodan" team to race in JCBF races. It's not just a licensing thing. So you need at least one other rider, apparently.

It might only be for the "Pro" class, but I heard something about a team car being mandatory.
 

TCC

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@baribari what team is your friend on, and where are you racing that day?

From what I can make out on the calendar on the JBCF site, the Ishikawa race is JPT (Pro), JET (Elite), JFT ('Feminine') and JYT (Youth). @Pinkie B would need to do the JFT one.
 

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I coach the Neilpryde - Nanshin Subaru women's team competing in the JBCF Japan Feminine Tour (JFT). We have 2 women competing at the race this weekend. Last year it was hot, and they completed the race in 1:16 averaging 32kph. This year there is a bigger field than last. I expect about half the group to be dropped on the first lap, then a fast group of about 8-10 to form on the second lap. I expect Asahi to try and launch an attack half-way through the 3rd lap, maybe 4-5 riders getting away, and a goal sprint. If someone is feeling really strong, they may go for a solo break about 800m out.
Can't make it up this weekend.
I'll go to the criterium in Odaiba on the 26th.
 

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@Doug3 cheers for the info. What is the course elevation profile like? (can't imagine it being mega hilly with an average speed like that, but you never know!)
 

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Cheers.

The womens event is a lot shorter than the mens. That is a bit surprising.

Yeah, that profile looks like it could be hammered fast.
 

andywood

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Here's my report from there a couple of years ago:

http://www.jyonnobitime.com/time/2013/07/ishikawa-road-race-2013.html

That race was a bit of a disater!

It's a nice course though. The heat is a big factor. Also it's difficult enough to make a selection. Both the climbing and technical corners thin the field.

The finish is nice too with a long not too steep drag. Then there's a right angle bend 200 m before a steeper climb for the line. Kind of like a Classic in the heat of summer in Japan...

Andy

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Odaiba is a little rough for me to get to, and I'm reattempting the Oodarumi pass in Yamanashi the day before, but I'll see if I can't find some Neilpryde jerseys this weekend. If I mention Doug from TCC will they know what I'm talking about?