Utsunomiya Blitzen

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Utsunomiya Blitzen
Team information
UCI codeBLZ
RegisteredJapan
Founded2009 (2009)
DisciplineRoad
StatusUCI Continental
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
Team manager(s)Yusuke Shimizu
Team name history
2009
2010–
Blitzen Utsunomiya Pro Racing
Utsunomiya Blitzen

Utsunomiya Blitzen (宇都宮ブリッツェン, Utsunomiya Burittsen) is a Japanese UCI Continental cycling team. It was established in 2009 with a home base in Utsunomiya, Tochigi, the location of the Japan Cup cycling race.[1]

Major wins[edit]

2010
Stage 1 Tour de Kumano, Yoshimitsu Tsuji
2014
Tour de Okinawa, Nariyuki Masuda
2016
Overall Tour de Hokkaido, Nariyuki Masuda
Stage 2, Nariyuki Masuda
Prologue Tour de Kumano, Takayuki Abe
Stage 3 Tour de Kumano, Jin Okubo
Tour de Okinawa, Nariyuki Masuda
2017
U23 Asian Time Trial Cycling Championships, Rei Onodera
Points classification Tour de Kumano, Takayuki Abe
2018
Mountains classification Tour of Japan, Yuzuru Suzuki
Stage 2, Takeaki Amezawa
Prologue Tour de Kumano, Takayuki Abe

Team roster[edit]

As of 2018:[2]

Rider Date of birth
 Takayuki Abe (JPN) (1986-06-12) 12 June 1986 (age 32)
 Takeaki Amezawa (JPN) (1995-02-04) 4 February 1995 (age 23)
 Tomoyuki Iino (JPN) (1989-10-05) 5 October 1989 (age 29)
 Nariyuki Masuda (JPN) (1983-10-23) 23 October 1983 (age 35)
 Shinya Mawatari (JPN) (1994-06-25) 25 June 1994 (age 24)
Rider Date of birth
 Atsushi Oka (JPN) (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 23)
 Rei Onodera (JPN) (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 23)
 Ryu Suzuki (JPN) (1992-09-29) 29 September 1992 (age 26)
 Yuzuru Suzuki (JPN) (1985-11-06) 6 November 1985 (age 33)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "宇都宮にプロチーム「宇都宮BLITZEN」が誕生する". Cyclingtime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  2. ^ 選手・スタッフ紹介. www.blitzen.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 12 April 2018.

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