Shinichi Fukushima

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Shinichi Fukushima
Personal information
Full name Shinichi Fukushima
Born (1971-09-13) September 13, 1971 (age 45)
Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)
Team information
Current team Nippo–Vini Fantini
Discipline Road
Role Rider, directeur sportif
Professional team(s)
1996–2002 Bridgestone-Anchor
2002 Marlux ville de Charleroi-TT2
2003–2005 Bridgestone-Anchor
2006 Cycle Racing Team Vang
2007 Nippo Corporation
2008–2009 Meitan Honpo-GDR
2010 Geumsan Ginseng Asia
2011–2012 Terengganu Cycling Team
2013 Team Nippo–De Rosa
Managerial team(s)
2015 Team Marseille 13 KTM
2016 Nippo–Vini Fantini
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2003)
Tour of Japan (2004)
National Time Trial Championships (2010)

Shinichi Fukushima (福島 晋一 Fukushima Shin'ichi?) (born September 13, 1971, in Nagano Prefecture) is a Japanese former professional racing cyclist, who as of 2016 works as a directeur sportif for UCI Professional Continental team Nippo–Vini Fantini.[1]

Biography[edit]

Fukushima started cycling at Shinshu University and practised road racing in the Netherlands before becoming professional with Team Bridgestone Anchor in 1996. He has competed around the world, winning races in both Asia and Europe. He became national champion in 2003 and became the first and still only Japanese to win the overall classification at the Tour of Japan in 2004.[2] He won the overall at the 2005 Tour of Siam and became only the third Asian to win a stage at the Tour de Langkawi in 2007,[3] where he also won the blue jersey as the best Asian rider in 2008.[4] With his brother Koji Fukushima, who is also a professional cyclist, he has been involved in the development of young riders, in part by starting the development team Bonne Chance, with the help of Daihatsu, where their father works.[5] In 2010, at the age of 38 and even after suffering a tire puncture, Fukushima won the Japanese National Road Racing Time Trial Championship with a course record.[6]

In October 2013, Fukushima announced that he would retire at the end of the season.[7]

Career highlights[edit]

1999
3rd Tour de Okinawa
2001
2nd Prix d'Armorique
2002
3rd Overall Circuit de Saône-et-Loire
1st Stage 5 Tour of Japan
2nd Men's Madison Asian Games
2003
1st MaillotJapón.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 4 Tour de Hokkaido
2004
1st GP Saint-Etienne Loire
3rd Overall Circuit des Ardennes
1st Stage 1
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Japan
1st Stage 2 Tour of Serbia
2nd Overall Tour of China
2nd Tour de Okinawa
2005
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Siam
1st Stage 3
2006
2nd Overall Tour of Siam
1st Stage 1
3rd Flèche Hesbignonne Cras Avernas
1st Stage 1 Vuelta Ciclista a León
3rd Châteauroux Classic
2nd Asian Road Cycling Championships
2007
1st Stage 7 Tour de Langkawi
2nd Overall Tour de Korea
1st Stage 1
2008
1st Stage 3 Tour of Japan
2009
3rd Overall Tour de Okinawa
2nd Kumamoto International Road Race
2010
3rd Overall Tour de Kumano
1st MaillotJapón.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Okinawa
1st Stage 2
2011
1st Stage 5 Tour de Taiwan
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Brunei
1st Stages 8 and 10, Tour d'Indonesia
2012
1st Stages 1 & 6 Jelajah Malaysia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ciclismo: Kuboki alla Nippo Vini Fantini". Rete8 (in Italian). 20 October 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "14th Tour of Japan". Tour of Japan official site. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Langkawi 7: Fukushims Breaks Through". BikeRadar.com. 8 February 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 – Final G.C. & Photo Gallery". Daily Peloton. 18 February 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Brothers in Arm Warmers". CyclingNews.com. 11 February 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Tsuji, Kei (13 June 2010). "Panku o kokufukushite no kōsu rekōdo". Cyclowired (in Japanese). Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "福島晋一が今季限りの引退を表明". Cyclowired. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 

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