Yukiya Arashiro

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Yukiya Arashiro
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Arashiro at the 2014 Grand Prix de Denain.
Personal information
Full name Yukiya Arashiro
Born (1984-09-22) 22 September 1984 (age 30)
Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Europcar
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type All-Rounder
Professional team(s)
2006
2007
2008
2009–
Cycle Racing Team Vang
Nippo Corporation
Meitan Hompo-GDR
Bbox Bouygues Telecom
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2007, 2013)
Asian Cycling Championship, 2011
Tour du Limousin (2012)
Infobox last updated on
20 April 2014

Yukiya Arashiro (新城幸也 Arashiro Yukiya?, born 22 September 1984 in Ishigaki, Okinawa) is a Japanese road bicycle racer who rides for French UCI ProTeam Team Europcar.[1] In 2005 he was the Japanese Under-23 National Time Trial and Road Race Champion. He has also won the Japanese National Road Race Championships twice, in 2007 and 2013.

In 2009 he was selected by his team to ride the Tour de France.[2] Along with Fumiyuki Beppu, he was the first Japanese national to complete that race, as on prior occasions Kisso Kawamuro and Daisuke Imanaka had started, but not finished, the race.[3] By finishing the 2010 Giro d'Italia, he became the first Japanese person to finish two Grand Tour events.[4] He completed his third Tour de France in 2012 in 84th place—the highest placing of a Japanese at that time[5]—and earned the most combative award on Stage 4.[6]

He participated in the men's road race at the 2012 Summer Olympics and finished in 48th place.[7] A few weeks after the Olympics, he became the first Japanese to win a race categorized as HC by the UCI, the Tour du Limousin.[8]

Palmares[edit]

2005
1st, National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
1st, National Under-23 Road Race Championships
2006
3rd overall, Tour du Limousin
3rd overall, Tour de Okinawa
2007
1st Stage 7 Tour of Japan
1st, MaillotJapón.PNG National Road Race Championships
2nd, Tour du Jura
2nd overall Vuelta Ciclista a León
3rd overall, and one stage win, Tour de Hokkaido
3rd overall, Tour de Okinawa
2008
3rd, Asian Time Trial Championships
1st, Stage 2, and 3rd overall, Tour de Kumano
1st, Stage 2, and 3rd overall, Tour du Limousin
1st overall, and two stage wins, Tour de Okinawa
2010
1st, Critérium cycliste international de Quillan
9th UCI Road World Championships
5th, Paris-Tours
2011
1st Asian Cycling Championships
2nd, National Road Race Championships
2012
1st Overall Tour du Limousin
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award, Stage 4, Tour de France
2013
1st, MaillotJapón.PNG National Road Race Championships
2nd Overall Tour du Limousin
2014
10th Amstel Gold Race

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Giro 93 127
Tour 129 112 84 99 65
Vuelta

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Europcar (EUC) – FRA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Arashiro Flies Flag For Japan in Tour de France
  3. ^ Quénet, Jean-François. "Tour de France likely for two Japanese riders". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Ayano, Makoto (31 May 2010). "Arashiro Yukiya ga Jiro de Itaria sōgō 93-i kansō". Cyclowired (in Japanese). Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Arashiro Yukiya rēsu-go intabyū". Cyclowired. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Benson, Daniel. "Greipel wins Tour de France stage in Rouen". CyclingNews.com. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Men's Road Race". London 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Tsuji, Kei. "Nihonjin hatsu no chōkyū kategorī rēsu seiha". Cyclowired. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 

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