Shinichi Fukushima

Shinichi Fukushima (福島 晋一, Fukushima Shin'ichi, born September 13, 1971) is a Japanese former professional racing cyclist and directeur sportif, active in cycling between 1996 and 2018.

Shinichi Fukushima
Personal information
Full nameShinichi Fukushima
Born (1971-09-13) September 13, 1971 (age 49)
Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
Role
Professional teams
1996–2002Bridgestone–Anchor
2002Marlux ville de Charleroi–TT2
2003–2005Bridgestone–Anchor
2006Cycle Racing Team Vang
2007Nippo Corporation
2008–2009Meitan Honpo-GDR
2010Geumsan Ginseng Asia
2011–2012Terengganu Cycling Team
2013Team Nippo–De Rosa
Managerial teams
2014–2015Team La Pomme Marseille 13
2016–2018Nippo–Vini Fantini[1]
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2003)
Tour of Japan (2004)
National Time Trial Championships (2010)

BiographyEdit

Born in Nagano Prefecture, 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, 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]

Major resultsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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