Fumiyuki Beppu (Japanese: 別府史之; born 10 April 1983) is a Japanese professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Nippo–Delko–One Provence.[5] His older brother is the cyclist Takumi Beppu.

Fumiyuki Beppu
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Beppu at the 2015 Brabantse Pijl
Personal information
Full nameFumiyuki Beppu
NicknameFumy
Born (1983-04-10) 10 April 1983 (age 36)
Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)[1]
Team information
Current teamNippo–Delko–One Provence
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Classics rider
Amateur team(s)
2001–2002Bridgestone–Anchor
2003–2004Vélo-Club La Pomme Marseille
Professional team(s)
2005–2007Discovery Channel
2008–2009Skil–Shimano
2010–2011Team RadioShack
2012–2013GreenEDGE[2]
2014–2019Trek Factory Racing[3][4]
2020–Nippo–Delko–One Provence
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
Gold medal asia.svg Asian Road Race Chiampionships (2008)
MaillotJapón.PNG National Road Race Championships (2006, 2011)
MaillotJapón.PNG National Time Trial Championships (2006, 2011, 2014)

CareerEdit

Team Discovery (2005–2007)Edit

Beppu turned professional with Discovery Channel in 2005, and stayed with them until 2007.

In June 2006, Beppu was crowned the Japanese national champion in both the time trial and the road race.

On 28 September 2007, the Skil–Shimano professional cycling team announced that they had signed Beppu for an initial one-year contract.

Skil-Shimano years (2008–2009)Edit

On 26 July 2009, Beppu, riding for Skil–Shimano, finished 112th out of 180 riders in the 2009 Tour de France. He won the Combativity award in the final 21st flat stage from Montereau-Fault-Yonne to Paris Champs-Élysées. He also placed 8th in stage 3 and 7th in stage 19.[6] Along with Yukiya Arashiro, he became the first Japanese national to complete that race. Kisso Kawamuro and Daisuke Imanaka had started but not finished the race before.[7]

RadioShack (2010–2011)Edit

On 23 November 2009, it was announced Beppu had signed to ride with Team RadioShack for the 2010 season. Later it became clear that Beppu still had one year left on his contract with Skil-Shimano, so he had to buy himself out of the contract.[8] In February 2010 he finally started races with RadioShack at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne.[9]

GreenEdge (2012–2013)Edit

In October 2011, it was announced that Beppu would ride for the new Australian based team GreenEDGE.[2] He participated in the men's road race at the 2012 Summer Olympics and finished in 22nd place.[10] After two years with the team, Beppu left at the end of the 2013 season to join Trek Factory Racing.[3]

Trek Factory Racing (2014–2019)Edit

He was named in the startlist for the 2016 Vuelta a España.[11]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2000
1st   Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
2001
1st   Road race, Asian Junior Road Championships
1st   Road race, National Junior Road Championships
2003
1st   Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
1st Stage 1 Giro della Valle d'Aosta Mont Blanc
2004
1st Stage 1 Giro della Valle d'Aosta Mont Blanc
1st   Mountains classification Ronde de l'Isard
2006
National Road Championships
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
2007
10th Overall Driedaagse van West–Vlaanderen
2008
1st   Road race, Asian Road Championships
2009
1st   Mountains classification Route du Sud
  Combativity award Stage 21 Tour de France
2010
4th Châteauroux Classic
10th Overall Driedaagse van West–Vlaanderen
2011
National Road Championships
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
6th Grand Prix d'Isbergues
8th GP Ouest–France
2012
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Eneco Tour
2nd Japan Cup Criterium
2013
5th Japan Cup Criterium
2014
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Time trial, Asian Games
2015
1st Japan Cup Criterium
2016
1st Japan Cup Criterium
3rd   Road race, Asian Road Championships
  Combativity award Stage 18 Vuelta a España
2017
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
4th Road race, Asian Road Championships
2018
Asian Road Championships
1st   Team time trial
2nd   Road race
4th Time trial
Asian Games
2nd   Road race
3rd   Time trial
2019
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  Giro d'Italia 66 121 82 117
  Tour de France 109
  Vuelta a España 120

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Fumiyuki Beppu – Trek Factory Racing". Trekfactoryracing.com. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Beppu finally confirmed for GreenEdge". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Beppu signs for new Trek WorldTour Team". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Trek-Segafredo announce official 2019 rosters for men and women". Trek Bicycle Corporation. Intrepid Corporation. 27 December 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Nippo Delko Provence". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 8 January 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Tour de France 2009: Rider 192 – Fumiyuki Beppu". Letour.fr. Archived from the original on 2 August 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  7. ^ Quénet, Jean-François. "Tour de France likely for two Japanese riders". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  8. ^ Richard Tyler (3 February 2010). "Skil-Shimano terminates contract with Beppu". Cyclingnews.com.
  9. ^ {http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/beppu-gets-off-to-a-classic-start-with-radioshack}
  10. ^ "Men's Road Race". London 2012. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  11. ^ "71st Vuelta a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 20 August 2016.

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