| Yukiya Arashiro|
Cycle Racing Team Vang
| Road and track|
| 22 September 1984 (age 31)
Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan (1984-09-22) |
Fumiyuki Beppu, Thomas Voeckler, Fabian Cancellara, Alberto Contador, Lance Armstrong
Fumiyuki Beppu, Alberto Contador, Pierre Rolland, Thomas Voeckler, Takashi Miyazawa
Yukiya Arashiro Wikipedia
Yukiya Arashiro (新城幸也, Arashiro Yukiya, born 22 September 1984 in Ishigaki, Okinawa) is a Japanese road bicycle racer who rides for UCI ProTeam Bahrain–Merida.
In 2005 he was the Japanese Under-23 National Time Trial and Road Race Champion. He has also won the Japanese National Road Race Championships twice, in 2007 and 2013.
In 2009 he was selected by his team to ride the Tour de France. Along with Fumiyuki Beppu, he was the first Japanese national to complete that race, as on prior occasions Kisso Kawamuro and Daisuke Imanaka had started, but not finished, the race. By finishing the 2010 Giro d'Italia, he became the first Japanese person to finish two Grand Tour events. He completed his third Tour de France in 2012 in 84th place—the highest placing of a Japanese person at that time—and earned the most combative award on Stage 4.
He participated in the men's road race at the 2012 Summer Olympics and finished in 48th place. A few weeks after the Olympics, he became the first Japanese to win a race categorized as HC by the UCI, the Tour du Limousin of the Palais des Sports de Beaublanc in Limoges. Competing in the 2015 Vuelta a España, he became the first Japanese person to finish the three Grand Tours.
He finished 27th in the 2016 Summer Olympics men's road race.