Daisuke Imanaka

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Daisuke Imanaka
Personal information
Born (1963-07-24) July 24, 1963 (age 54)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Professional team(s)
1994 Polti - Vaporetto
1995 Polti - Granarolo - Santini
1996–1997 Polti

Daisuke Imanaka (今中 大介, Imanaka Daisuke, born 24 July 1963, in Hiroshima, Hiroshima) was a pioneering Japanese professional racing cyclist. Following the lead of Masatoshi Ichikawa, he rode professionally in Europe for the Italian Team Polti and in 1995 became the second Japanese to compete in the Giro d'Italia (after Ichikawa).[1] In 1996, he became the second Japanese to start the Tour de France (after Kisso Kawamuro).[2] On both occasions, he had to retire before finishing the race. His major victories include three wins in the Tour de Hokkaido. He is now a frequent commentator on broadcasts of cycling races in Japan and also serves as technical adviser for Team Ukyo.[3]

Major results[edit]


  1. ^ Quénet, Jean-François. "Arashiro makes Giro d'Italia debut". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Quénet, Jean-François. "Tour de France likely for two Japanese riders". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Hideaki, Takagi. "チーム右京2014年体制". Cyclowired (in Japanese). Retrieved 2 January 2014. 

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