The sprinters come back to the pack after the first check point has been won, and Tadokoro and Naruko receive congratulations for their excellent performances. The rest of the Sohoku team is able to move to the front of the pack. As the teams approach the feed station, Minami senses through the wind that a wreck is about to take place. Onoda, trying to keep up with the rest of the team, isn't able to stop and gets caught in the wreck. When he comes to, Onoda wonders why he can see the sky. Onoda realizes his chain has to be put back on his bike. After getting it back on, Onoda is approached by race officials. He is in last place, and they want to know if he wants to retire from the race.