Fumiyuki Beppu

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Fumiyuki Beppu
Leuven - Brabantse Pijl, 15 april 2015, vertrek (B148).JPG
Beppu at the 2015 Brabantse Pijl
Personal information
Full name Fumiyuki Beppu
Born (1983-04-10) 10 April 1983 (age 33)
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)[1]
Team information
Current team Trek–Segafredo
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Classics rider
Amateur team(s)
2001–2002 Bridgestone–Anchor
2003–2004 Vélo-Club La Pomme Marseille
Professional team(s)
2005–2007 Discovery Channel
2008–2009 Skil–Shimano
2010–2011 Team RadioShack
2012–2013 GreenEDGE[2]
2014– Trek Factory Racing

Fumiyuki Beppu (Japanese: 別府史之; born 10 April 1983) is a Japanese professional road bicycle racer for UCI WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo.[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]

Trek Factory Racing (2014–present)[edit]

2016[edit]

He was named in the startlist for the 2016 Vuelta a España.[9]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Jersey pink.svg Giro d'Italia 66 121 82 117
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de France 109
Jersey red.svg Vuelta a España 120

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. 
  9. ^ "71st Vuelta a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 

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