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Daisuke Imanaka

Current team  Retired
Name  Daisuke Imanaka
1996–1997  Polti
1994  Polti - Vaporetto
Discipline  Road

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Born  July 24, 1963 (age 52) Japan (1963-07-24)
1995  Polti - Granarolo - Santini

Daisuke Imanaka (今中 大介, Imanaka Daisuke, born 24 July 1963, in Hiroshima, Hiroshima) was a pioneering Japanese professional racing cyclist. Following the lead of Masatoshi Ichikawa, he rode professionally in Europe for the Italian Team Polti and in 1995 became the second Japanese to compete in the Giro d'Italia (after Ichikawa). In 1996, he became the second Japanese to start the Tour de France (after Kisso Kawamuro). On both occasions, he had to retire before finishing the race. His major victories include three wins in the Tour de Hokkaido. He is now a frequent commentator on broadcasts of cycling races in Japan and also serves as technical adviser for Team Ukyo.

References

Daisuke Imanaka Wikipedia


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