Yoshiyuki Abe

Yoshiyuki Abe
Personal information
Full nameYoshiyuki Abe
Born (1969-08-15) August 15, 1969 (age 48)
Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1996Panaria-Vinavil
1997Banesto
2001Colpack-Astro
2003-2004Shimano Racing
2005Shimano-Memory
2006-2008Skil-Shimano
2009Shimano Racing
2010-Team Matrix Powertag
Major wins
Japanese National Road Race Championship (1997, 2000)
Japanese National Road Race TT Championship (1999, 2000)

Biography

Yoshiyuki Abe (阿部良之, Abe Yoshiyuki) (given birth to August 15, 1969, in Osaka Prefecture) is a Japan professional racing cyclist, who last rode for Group Matrix Powertag. He switched professional with Shimano Race, the team managed by Shimano, after graduating from Osaka Institute of Technology, but quickly used in Italian groups. He received the Japan Glass in 1997 and continues to be the just Japanese to earn that important competition. He became Japanese nationwide champion in the street competition in 1997 and 2000, and in the average person period trial in 1999 and 2000. Abe displayed Japan in the 2000 Summer time Olympics and received a bronze medal in the 2006 Asian Video games in the group time trial.

Career highlights

1996 1st Stage 6 Tour of Poland (Poland) 1997 1st Japanese Country wide Road Race Championships (Japan) 1st Japan Glass (Japan) 1999 1st Country wide Time Trial Championships 2000 1st Japanese Country wide Road Race Championships (Japan) 1st Country wide Time Trial Championships 2001 2nd Country wide Time Trial Championships 2003 1st Overall Tour of China (China) 2nd Stage 2 2004 2nd Country wide Time Trial Championships 2006 3rd Overall Tour of Hainan (China) 3rd Stage 2 3rd Asian Games, Team Time Trial

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