Masatoshi Ichikawa

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Masatoshi Ichikawa
Personal information
Born (1961-01-11) January 11, 1961 (age 56)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Professional team(s)
1987–1989 Hitachi
1990 Frank-Toyo
1991–1992 Bleiker
1993 Navigare-Blue Storm
1994 Inoac-Deki

Masatoshi Ichikawa (市川 雅敏 Ichikawa Masatoshi?, born 11 January 1961, in Tokyo) was a pioneering Japanese professional racing cyclist. He was the first Japanese to ride professionally in Europe,[1] riding for such teams as the Belgian team Hitachi and the Swiss team Bleiker in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was also the first to complete a Grand Tour event,[2] finishing 50th in the Giro d'Italia in 1990.[3]

Career highlights[edit]

1st Sierre - Loye
1st Ruggell
50th overall Giro d'Italia
1st Martigny - Mauvoisin
1st Monthey
1st Sierre - Loye
1st Horw-Schwendelberg


  1. ^ "Chīmu BCF". All Japan Businessman Cycling Federation. 
  2. ^ "Hatsu no gurando tsūru o hashiri Doi Yukihiro". Cyclingtime. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Quénet, Jean-François. "Arashiro makes Giro d'Italia debut". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 

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