Junya Sano

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Junya Sano
Personal information
Full nameJunya Sano
Born (1982-01-09) January 9, 1982 (age 38)
Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
Team information
Rider typeAll-rounder / Hillclimber
Amateur team(s)
2014Nasu Blasen
Professional team(s)
2005Bridgestone Anchor
2006–2007Cycle Racing Team Vang
2010Team Nippo
2011–2012D'Angelo & Antenucci–Nippo
2013Vini Fantini–Selle Italia
2015Nasu Blasen
2016–2019Matrix Powertag
2020Levante Fuji Shizuoka

Junya Sano (佐野 淳哉, Sano Jun'ya, born January 9, 1982) is a Japanese road bicycle racer, who last rode for the UCI Continental team Matrix Powertag.


Born in Shimizu, Shizuoka, Sano begin his career in 2005 with the Japanese continental team Bridgestone Anchor. In the 2008 season, he changed over to Team Nippo–Endeka, based in San Marino, with which he placed fourth at the Japanese National Road Race Championships. The following year, for the 28th Asian Cycling Championships held in Tenggarong, inn Borneo, Indonesia, Sano ranked sixth in the individual time trial and fifth in the road race.

In 2010, Sano rode with Team Nippo, ranking seventh in the general classification of the Tour of Japan, third in the general classification of the Vuelta Ciclista a León, in Spain, third overall in the Tour de Kumano and second overall in the Tour de Hokkaido, both in Japan.

In 2012, he finished second in the Japanese National Time Trial Championships.[1] Four months later, he was third in the Tour de Guadeloupe general classification. He joined Vini Fantini–Selle Italia for the 2013 season.[2]

For the 2014 season, Sano competed with Nasu Blasen. In June 2014, he won the Japanese National Road Race Championships for the first time.[3]

Major results[edit]


  1. ^ "Ame no naka no TT Zen Nihon Senshuken". Cyclowired. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Japanese TT championship runner-up Sano to Farense Vini team". VeloNation. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  3. ^ Ayano, Makoto. "優勝候補たちの咬み合わない意志 ラスト3kmの壮絶バトルを制した佐野淳哉が再起の大勝利". Cyclowired (in Japanese). Retrieved 30 June 2014.

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