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Name BEPPU Fumiyuki
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 10 APR 1983
Residence Gender Male
Height 180 cm Weight 67 kg
Discipline Cycling Road

Cycling Road

Result
Date Time Event Results
Rank Final Time
27 SEP 2014 14:00 Men's Individual Time Trial 4 52:08.99
28 SEP 2014 10:00 Men's Road Race 31 4:17:10

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
4Individual Time Trial2006Doha, QAT
9Road Race2006Doha, QAT
Olympic Games
22Road Race2012London, GBR
24Individual Time Trial2012London, GBR
39Individual Time Trial2008Beijing, CHN
DNFRoad Race2008Beijing, CHN
World Championships
30Road Race2010Melbourne, VIC, AUS
48Individual Time Trial2007Stuttgart, GER
57Road Race2009Mendrisio, SUI
120Road Race2011Copenhagen, DEN
DNFRoad Race2012Valkenburg, NED
DNFRoad Race2007Stuttgart, GER
Clasica San Sebastian
65Road Race2011San Sebastian, ESP
E3 Harelbeke
83Road Race2013Harelbeke, BEL
Eneco Tour
29Individual2011Sittard, NED
96Individual2012Geraardsbergen, BEL
Fleche Wallonne
117Road Race2012Huy, BEL
Gent - Wevelgem
117Road Race2011Wevelgem, BEL
DNFRoad Race2013Wevelgem, BEL
Giro d'Italia
67Individual2011Milan, ITA
82Individual2014Trieste, ITA
121Individual2012Milan, ITA
GP de Montreal
DNFRoad Race2013Montreal, QC, CAN
DNFRoad Race2012Montreal, QC, CAN
GP de Quebec
24Road Race2013Quebec, QC, CAN
85Road Race2012Quebec, QC, CAN
GP Ouest-France
8Road Race2011Plouay, FRA
100Road Race2014Plouay, FRA
Il Lombardia
DNFRoad Race2012Lecco, ITA
Liege - Bastogne - Liege
DNFRoad Race2014Ans, BEL
DNFRoad Race2012Ans, BEL
Paris - Nice
112Individual2013Col d'Eze, FRA
Paris - Roubaix
71Road Race2011Roubaix, FRA
DNFRoad Race2013Roubaix, FRA
Ronde van Vlaanderen
84Road Race2013Oudenaarde, BEL
120Road Race2011Meerbeke, BEL
Tirreno - Adriatico
91Individual2011San Benedetto del Tronto, ITA
Tour de Romandie
57Individual2011Geneva, SUI
99Individual2012Crans-Montana, SUI
Vattenfall Cyclassics
111Road Race2011Hamburg, GER
112Road Race2014Hamburg, GER
Volta a Catalunya
85Individual2014Montjuic, ESP
106Individual2012Barcelona, ESP
Asian Championships
1Road Race2008Nara, JPN
WorldTour Ranking
146Individual2011

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Fumy, Fastest Ninja on Two Wheels (Twitter profile, 03 Aug 2014)
Hobbies Reading, photography. (bikejournal.jp, 31 Jan 2014)
Occupation Athlete
Languages Spoken Japanese, French, English
Club Trek Factory Racing, United States
Coach Luca Guercilena [club], ITA; Sakamoto Tsutomu [national], JPN; Matsuyoshi Takahashi [national], JPN (trekfactoryracing.com, 09 Aug 2014; jcf.or.jp, 25 Jul 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives His brother Takumi has competed in cycling professionally. (fumy.jp, 05 Oct 2006)
International debut 2005 for Japan (fumy.jp, 01 Apr 2010)
Injuries In 2003 he fell and cut his left cheek and the wound required 30 stitches. (japan.discovery.com, 29 Nov 2007)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He took up the sport at age seven in Japan. (fumy.jp 01 Apr 2010)

Reason for taking up this sport
He saw one of his father's friends riding a bike and was interested in learning himself. "When I was a second year student at elementary school, I was always riding a bike with my older brothers who would never wait for me. I was trying hard to catch up to them. I think my career started at that moment." (fumy.jp, 05 Oct 2006, japan.discovery.com, 29 Nov 2007)

Training
His training includes cycling, stretching and muscle conditioning. He does not ride a bike more than 30 hours per week. (bikejournal.jp, 31 Jan 2014; bikejournal.jp, 11 Feb 2014)

Hero
Japanese football goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima. (bikejournal.jp, 31 Jan 2014)

Awards
He was awarded the Fighting Spirit Prize at the Tour de France - Stage 21 in 2009. (nikkansports.com, 05 Jul 2012)

General
NATIONAL FIRST
Along with fellow countryman Yukiya Arashiro, he became the first Japanese rider to complete the Tour de France in 2009, despite Japanese participation in the event dating back to 1926. (cyclingnews.com, 26 Jul 2009)

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