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28 Jun 2017

Vie13, Science in Sport & Winning in Japan – the latest from Shane Perkins!

No stranger to the top step of the podium, Shane Perkins has etched his name further into Japanese Keirin history after his latest wins in Hiratsuka and Keiokaku and perhaps one of the most prestigious of the Japanese Keirin events held in Ogaki, Japan.

Last year was the first time the Ogaki G3 race was opened to International riders to contest, and Shane didn’t fail to impress, winning the G3 final amongst a World-Class field in what was his second consecutive victory in a row.

When he’s not racing, Shane spends his time busily refuelling, spending time with his family and preparing for up and coming race events which in 2017 will include additional Japanese Keirin Events before flying to Europe to meet up with his Russian teammates and coach. From there he’ll contest the European Championships, World Cups and further UCI events.

Speaking from Japan, Shane took a moment to announce two new strategic partners in Science in Sport and Vie13 Custom Apparel.

Shane spoke of his excitement at the opportunity to partner with Science in Sport,

‘I’m proud to announce a partnership with one of the most innovative sports nutrition companies in sports today! It is for this very reason I have chosen to use Science in Sport products to fuel my racing & training towards Tokyo 2020. With SIS I have the confidence I am getting the best science backed and safe products to fuel my dream of Olympic Gold!’ – Shane Perkins

Science in Sport offer a range of products of which Shane regularly uses to fuel him to perform at his optimum. If you’re looking to find out more about Science in Sport and their products, click here.

Many will have noticed the distinguishing colours of the bib-knicks and jerseys worn by Shane and other International Keirin Riders in Japan, but little do they know of the secret weapon in garment fits and fabrics that Vie13 exclusively make for Shane to which he attributes much of his success when edging out opponents on the finish line.

‘Follow the fast! This is one of the reasons I chose to wear Vie13 Kustom Apparel. Vie13 has supported me to many victories in Japanese Keirin using the most advanced materials available today along with the comfort and fit I require to perform at my best. I’m excited to be wrapped in Vie13 apparel towards Tokyo 2020 and have the confidence knowing I’m getting the most advanced performance clothing available!’ – Shane Perkins

To get your Vie13 Kit, or to find out more about their awesome range, click here.

Currently, Shane is based in Japan and is just one win away from his 150th Victory!

You can view one of Shane’s latest Keirin Race Victories below:


To find out more about Shane’s current race schedule, or to get on board as a supporter contact:
Emily Rosemond (Manager)
Phone: +61 431 286 095