The Fighting Dog of Kure.
Machimiya Eikichi makes his move and challenges Manami, Arakita, and Onoda to a two-flag relay distance. Whichever team can pull two flag lengths ahead of the other first gets to go full blast to the leaders while the other stops to wait for their teammates. In the process Eikichi reveals that he has secretly entered into an alliance with Midosuji to crush Hakone. Hiroshima Kureminami Technical High School has three cyclists break away from their team train and reveals all three are world class sprinters. However Arakita is able to continually match them in speed, and before the end of the day he begins to laugh and tells Eikichi that he is exactly like he (Arakita) once was.