Fumiyuki Beppu

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Fumiyuki Beppu
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Personal information
Full name Fumiyuki Beppu
Born (1983-04-10) 10 April 1983 (age 31)
Kanagawa-ken, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)[1]
Team information
Current team Trek Factory Racing
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Classics rider
Amateur team(s)
2001-2002
2003–2004
Professional team(s)
2005–2007
2008–2009
2010–2011
2012–2013
2014–
Infobox last updated on
22 June 2014

Fumiyuki Beppu (Japanese: 別府史之; born 10 April 1983) is a Japanese professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team Trek Factory Racing.[3] His older brother is the cyclist Takumi Beppu.

Career[edit]

Team Discovery (2005–2007)[edit]

Beppu turned professional with Discovery Channel in 2005, and stayed with them until 2007.

In June 2006, Beppu was crowned the Japanese national champion in both the time trial and the road race.

On 28 September 2007, the Skil-Shimano professional cycling team announced that they had signed Beppu for a one year contract.

Skil-Shimano years (2008–2009)[edit]

On 26 July 2009, Beppu, riding for Skil-Shimano, finished 112th out of 180 riders in the 2009 Tour de France. He won the Combativity award in the final 21st flat stage from Montereau-Fault-Yonne to Paris Champs-Élysées. He also placed 8th in stage 3 and 7th in stage 19.[4] Along with Yukiya Arashiro, he became the first Japanese national to complete that race. Kisso Kawamuro and Daisuke Imanaka had started but not finished the race before.[5]

RadioShack (2010–2011)[edit]

On 23 November 2009, it was announced Beppu had signed to ride with Team RadioShack for the 2010 season. Later it became clear that Beppu still had one year left on his contract with Skil-Shimano, so he had to buy himself out of the contract.[6] In February 2010 he finally started races with RadioShack at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne.[7]

GreenEdge (2012–2013)[edit]

In October 2011, it was announced that Beppu would ride for the new Australian based team GreenEDGE.[2] He participated in the men's road race at the 2012 Summer Olympics and finished in 22nd place.[8] After two years with the team, Beppu left at the end of the 2013 season to join Trek Factory Racing.[3]

Major achievements[edit]

2000
1st MaillotJapón.PNG National Junior Time Trial Championships
2001
1st Asian Junior Road Race Championships
1st MaillotJapón.PNG National Junior Road Race Championships
2003
1st MaillotJapón.PNG National Under-23 Road Race Championships
1st Stage1 Giro della Valle d'Aosta
2004
1st Stage 1 Giro della Valle d'Aosta
1st Mountains classification, Ronde de l'Isard d'Ariege
2006
1st MaillotJapón.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotJapón.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2007
10th Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
2008
1st Asian Road Race Championships
2009
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award, Stage 21, Tour de France
1st Mountains classification, Route du Sud
2010
4th Châteauroux Classic
10th Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
2011
1st MaillotJapón.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotJapón.PNG National Time Trial Championships
6th Grand Prix d'Isbergues
8th GP Ouest-France
2012
2nd Japan Cup Criterium
2013
5th Japan Cup Criterium
2014
1st MaillotJapón.PNG National Time Trial Championships
4th Asian Games Time Trial
9th National Road Race Championships
10th Tour de France Saitama Criterium

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fumiyuki Beppu - Trek Factory Racing". Trekfactoryracing.com. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Beppu finally confirmed for GreenEdge". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 5 October 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Beppu signs for new Trek WorldTour Team". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 8 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tour de France 2009: Rider 192 – Fumiyuki Beppu". Letour.fr. 
  5. ^ Quénet, Jean-François. "Tour de France likely for two Japanese riders". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Richard Tyler (3 February 2010). "Skil-Shimano terminates contract with Beppu". Cyclingnews.com. 
  7. ^ {http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/beppu-gets-off-to-a-classic-start-with-radioshack}
  8. ^ "Men's Road Race". London 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 

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