Team Bridgestone Cycling

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Team Bridgestone Cycling (UCI team code: BGT) is a continental cycling team based in Japan that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races.

Team Bridgestone Cycling
Lillers - Grand Prix de Lillers-Souvenir Bruno Comini, le 9 mars 2014 (062).JPG
Team information
UCI codeBGT
RegisteredJapan
Founded2008 (2008)
Discipline(s)
StatusContinental
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerMakoto Iijima
Team name history
2008–2009
2010–2013
2014–2017
2018–
Team Bridgestone Anchor
Bridgestone Anchor
Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team
Team Bridgestone Cycling

The team's history can be traced back to 1964, but its current incarnation as the UCI registered road-racing team Team Bridgestone-Anchor started in 2008.[citation needed] For the 2012 season the team made a major change, adding several non-Japanese riders and running half their races outside Japan.[1] For 2013, they signed Damien Monier, a French stage winner at the Giro d'Italia.[2] During this period another Frenchman Thomas Lebas was the team leader for 5 years.

In 2018, the team changed its name to Team Bridgestone Cycling, with an all-Japanese team roster.[3]

Team rosterEdit

As of 8 May 2020.[4]
Rider Date of birth
  Ryo Chikatani (JPN) (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 28)
  Eiya Hashimoto (JPN) (1993-12-15) 15 December 1993 (age 26)
  Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (JPN) (1988-11-13) 13 November 1988 (age 32)
  Shunsuke Imamura (JPN) (1998-02-14) 14 February 1998 (age 22)
  Manabu Ishibashi (JPN) (1992-11-30) 30 November 1992 (age 27)
Rider Date of birth
  Kazushige Kuboki (JPN) (1989-06-06) 6 June 1989 (age 31)
  Shiki Kuroeda (JPN) (1992-01-08) 8 January 1992 (age 28)
  Daiki Magosaki (JPN) (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 24)
  Keitaro Sawada (JPN) (1998-01-21) 21 January 1998 (age 22)
  Suguru Tokuda (JPN) (1994-05-31) 31 May 1994 (age 26)

Major winsEdit

National championsEdit

2012
  Japan Time Trial, Ryota Nishizono
2016
  Japan Road Race, Sho Hatsuyama
  Japan Time Trial, Ryota Nishizono
2017
  Japan Time Trial, Ryota Nishizono
2018
  Japan Time Trial, Kazushige Kuboki

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "メンバー大刷新のブリヂストン・アンカー". Cyclowired. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Damien Monier signe chez Bridgestone-Anchor". VeloRacingNews. Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  3. ^ 新生「チーム ブリヂストンサイクリング」が発足 東京五輪自転車競技開催地の静岡県を拠点に (in Japanese). cyclist.sanspo.com. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Team Bridgestone Cycling". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 8 May 2020. Retrieved 8 May 2020.

External linksEdit