Koichi Nakano

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Koichi Nakano
Personal information
Full name Koichi Nakano
Born (1955-11-14) November 14, 1955 (age 61)
Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter

Koichi Nakano (中野 浩一 Nakano Kōichi?) (born November 14, 1955 in Kurume, Fukuoka) of Japan is a former professional racing cyclist and ten-time world champion track racing cyclist. He is among the best track sprinters of modern times. He won an unprecedented 10 consecutive professional sprint gold medals at the UCI track world Championships from 1977 to 1986. He was one of the most successful competitors of all-time on the Japanese professional keirin circuit.

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Preceded by
Yoko Gushiken
Japan Professional Sports Grand Prize Winner
Succeeded by
Hiromitsu Ochiai