Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Yukiya Arashiro
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Yukiya Arashiro

Ishigaki – Okinawa – Japan

Yukiya Arashiro


Fighter as he is, Arashiro has been riding in Europe for more than 10 years, and 2020 Summer Olympics will be his final goal in cycling the sport. Until now, winning himself one stage in Tour de France has always been his target. Arashiro is not only an idol cyclist in Japan, but also the rider respected by all the Asian road cyclists.

During his career, Arashiro had won Asian Road Championships in 2011 and Japanese National Road Race Championships in 2013 and 2007. Most importantly, he is the first Japanese who finished Grand Tours. Despite breaking his femur during a crash at the Tour of Qatar, Arashiro proved himself as a heroic rider by winning the hardest stage in Izu in Tour of Japan 2016 within 3 months’ recovery.

He signed for the BAHARAIN MERIDA Team for the 2017 season, after one year at Lampre-Merida and seven years at Europcar. Arashiro is a great example of a true professional and determined athlete. Above all he is a great team mate who is always willing to help where needed.