Yukiya Arashiro

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Yukiya Arashiro
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Arashiro at the 2017 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameYukiya Arashiro
Born (1984-09-22) 22 September 1984 (age 37)
Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Bahrain Victorious
  • Road
  • Track
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional teams
2006Cycle Racing Team Vang
2007Nippo Corporation
2008Meitan Hompo-GDR
2009–2015Bbox Bouygues Telecom
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2007, 2013)
Asian Cycling Championships Individual road race (2011)
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's road bicycle racing
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Nara Time trial
Gold medal – first place 2011 Nakhon Ratchasima Road race
Silver medal – second place 2016 Izu Road race

Yukiya Arashiro (新城幸也, Arashiro Yukiya, born 22 September 1984) is a Japanese road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Bahrain Victorious.[4]


Born in Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, Arashiro was the Japanese Under-23 National Time Trial and Road Race Champion in 2005. He has also won the Japanese National Road Race Championships twice, in 2007 and 2013.

In 2009 he was selected by his team to ride the Tour de France.[5] Along with Fumiyuki Beppu, he was the first Japanese national to complete that race, as on prior occasions Kisso Kawamuro and Daisuke Imanaka had started, but not finished, the race.[6] By finishing the 2010 Giro d'Italia, he became the first Japanese person to finish two Grand Tour events.[7] He recorded a third-place stage finish on the fifth stage, behind breakaway companions Jérôme Pineau and Julien Fouchard.[8] He completed his third Tour de France in 2012 in 84th place—the highest placing of a Japanese person at that time[9]—and earned the most combative award on Stage 4.[10] He participated in the men's road race at the 2012 Summer Olympics and finished in 48th place.[11] A few weeks after the Olympics, he became the first Japanese to win a race categorized as HC by the UCI, the Tour du Limousin of the Palais des Sports de Beaublanc in Limoges.[12] Competing in the 2015 Vuelta a España,[13] he became the first Japanese person to finish the three Grand Tours.[14] He finished 27th in the 2016 Summer Olympics men's road race, and 35th in the 2020 Summer Olympics men's road race.

Arashiro has completed all fifteen Grand Tours that he has started, with a best finish of 65th at the 2014 Tour de France and the 2015 Vuelta a España.

Major results[edit]

National Under-23 Road Championships
1st MaillotJapón.PNG Time trial
1st MaillotJapón.PNG Road race
9th Tour de Okinawa
3rd Overall Tour du Limousin
3rd Tour de Okinawa
1st MaillotJapón.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
1st Stage 7 Tour of Japan
2nd Overall Vuelta Ciclista a León
1st Mountains classification
2nd Tour du Jura
3rd Overall Tour de Hokkaido
1st Stage 4
3rd Tour de Okinawa
5th Japan Cup
7th Tour du Finistère
1st Overall Tour de Okinawa
1st Stages 1 & 2
Asian Road Championships
3rd Bronze medal asia.svg Time trial
10th Road race
3rd Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Tour de Kumano
1st Stage 2
5th Overall Tour of Japan
7th Overall Les 3 Jours de Vaucluse
7th Overall Tour de Bretagne
9th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
10th Trophée des Grimpeurs
10th Grand Prix de Denain
1st Critérium cycliste international de Quillan
5th Paris–Tours
7th Grand Prix de la Somme
9th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
9th Val d'Ille Classic
9th Japan Cup
Asian Road Championships
1st Gold medal asia.svg Road race
4th Time trial
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
5th Overall Paris–Corrèze
10th Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour du Limousin
Combativity award Stage 4 Tour de France
1st MaillotJapón.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Tour du Limousin
10th Amstel Gold Race
3rd Japan Cup
5th Paris–Camembert
6th Cholet-Pays de Loire
10th Road race, Asian Road Championships
1st Stage 7 Tour of Japan
2nd Silver medal asia.svg Road race, Asian Road Championships
9th Japan Cup
Combativity award Stage 6 Tour de France
Asian Road Championships
2nd Silver medal asia.svg Team time trial
7th Road race
3rd Hong Kong Challenge[15]
Asian Road Championships
1st Gold medal asia.svg Team time trial
5th Road race
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Taiwan
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
7th Time trial

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 93 127 89 77
A yellow jersey Tour de France 129 112 84 99 65 116 109
A gold jersey/A red jersey Vuelta a España 65 106 110 116


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  2. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (26 December 2019). "2020 Team Preview: Bahrain McLaren". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Bahrain Victorious". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Bahrain Victorious". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2022. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  5. ^ Arashiro Flies Flag For Japan in Tour de France
  6. ^ Quénet, Jean-François. "Tour de France likely for two Japanese riders". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  7. ^ Ayano, Makoto (31 May 2010). "Arashiro Yukiya ga Jiro de Itaria sōgō 93-i kansō". Cyclowired (in Japanese). Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  8. ^ Clarke, Les; Quénet, Jean-François (13 May 2010). "Pineau nabs Quick Step's second stage". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Arashiro Yukiya rēsu-go intabyū". Cyclowired. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  10. ^ Benson, Daniel. "Greipel wins Tour de France stage in Rouen". CyclingNews.com. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Men's Road Race". London 2012. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  12. ^ Tsuji, Kei. "Nihonjin hatsu no chōkyū kategorī rēsu seiha". Cyclowired. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  13. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  14. ^ Iijima, Miwa. "新城幸也が日本人初のグランツール3大会完走". Cyclist Sanspo (in Japanese). Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Mohoric wins inaugural Hong Kong Cyclothon". cyclingnews.com. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.

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