Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Yukiya Arashiro
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Yukiya Arashiro

Ishigaki – Okinawa – Japan
65 Kg.
171 cm

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.

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. With Bahrain Merida he won the General Classification of Tour de Taiwan 2018, where he was 2nd in Stage 3 (Hsinchu - Shigang) and 3rd in Stage 4 (Nantou - Sun Moon Lake). In 2017 he took 3rd in the Hong Kong Challenge. With the Japanese National team he won the TTT gold medal at the Asian Cycling Championships.