Yoshiyuki Abe

Yoshiyuki Abe (阿部良之, Abe Yoshiyuki, born August 15, 1969 in Osaka Prefecture) is a Japanese racing cyclist, who last rode for Japanese amateur team Abenova. He turned professional with Shimano Racing, the team operated by Shimano, after graduating from Osaka Institute of Technology, but soon transferred to Italian teams.[1] He won the Japan Cup in 1997 and is still the only Japanese to win that important race.[2] He became Japanese national champion in the road race in 1997 and 2000, and in the individual time trial in 1999 and 2000. Abe represented Japan in the 2000 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in the 2006 Asian Games in the team time trial.

Yoshiyuki Abe
Personal information
Full name
Born (1969-08-15) August 15, 1969 (age 51)
Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur teams
2012–2016Bici Corsa Avel
2017–2019Abenova
Professional teams
1996Panaria–Vinavil
1997Mapei–GB
1998–2000Shimano
2001Team Colpack–Astro
2002–2004Shimano Racing
2005–2008Shimano–Memory Corp
2009Shimano Racing Team
2010–2011Matrix Powertag
Major wins
Japanese National Road Race Championships (1997, 2000)
Japanese National Time Trial Championships (1999, 2000)
Japan Cup (1997)

Major resultsEdit

1996
1st Stage 6 Tour de Pologne
1997
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Japan Cup
1998
7th Time trial, Asian Games
1999
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
2000
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
2001
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2002
4th Overall Tour of China
2003
1st Overall Tour of China
2004
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2006
3rd Team time trial, Asian Games
3rd Overall Tour of Hainan
5th Overall Tour de Korea
2007
9th Overall Jelajah Malaysia
2008
10th Overall Tour de Taiwan
2009
10th Time trial, National Road Championships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Abe, Yoshiyuki (16 April 2010). "Abe Yoshiyuki: 40-sai, shintenchi de no gen'eki sokkō". Cyclowired (in Japanese). Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  2. ^ Tsuji, Kei (22 October 2008). "Chōkyū ni shōkakushita Japan Kappu". Cycling Time (in Japanese). Retrieved 21 November 2010.

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