Miyataka Shimizu

Miyataka Shimizu
Personal information
Full name Miyataka Shimizu
Born (1981-11-23) November 23, 1981
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb; 9.4 st)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2004–2005 Team Bridgestone Anchor
2006 Cycle Racing Team Vang
2007 Nippo Corporation
2008–2009 Meitan Honpo-GDR
2010–2014 Bridgestone–Anchor
Major wins
Vuelta a León (2007)
Tour de Kumano (2008)
Paris–Corrèze (2008)
Tour de Hokkaido (2010)
Infobox last updated on
29 March 2014

Miyataka Shimizu (清水 都貴 Shimizu Miyataka) (born November 23, 1981 in Saitama Prefecture) is a Japanese former professional racing cyclist. After beginning cycling at Hatoyama High School, he attended the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya before becoming a professional in 2004. Shimizu is in general considered an all-rounder. His victory at Paris–Corrèze in 2008, the first of a UCI category 1 stage race by a Japanese, has been termed "epoch making."[1][2] In 2014, he was chosen to represent Japan at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in the men's road race.[3][4] He announced he would retire at the end of the 2014 season.[2]

Career highlights

3rd Overall Tour de Hokkaido (Japan)
1st Overall Vuelta Ciclista a León (Spain)
1st Stage 1
1st Overall Tour de Kumano (Japan)
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Overall Paris–Corrèze (France)
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Tour de Okinawa (Japan)
3rd Kumamoto International Road Race (Japan)
1st Stage 2 Tour de Taiwan (Taiwan)
1st Overall Tour de Martinique (France)
1st Stage 7
1st Overall Tour de Hokkaido (Japan)
1st Stage 2
2nd Overall Tour of Thailand (Thailand)
3rd National Road Race Championships
3rd National Road Race Championships
1st Mountains classification Tour Alsace
2nd National Road Race Championships
3rd Overall Tour de Guadeloupe
1st Combination classification
1st Mountains classification
3rd Overall Tour International de Constantine
3rd Circuit International d'Alger
8th Overall Tour International de Setif


  1. Ayano, Makoto (August 10, 2008). "Shimizu Miyataka ga sōgō yūshō!" (in Japanese). Cycling Time. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
  2. 1 2 "Miyazawa Takashi, Nishitani Taiji, Shimizu Miyataka, Mori Kazuhiro: Nihon no toppu rēsā ga intai o hyōmei". Cyclowired. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  3. Isobe, So. ロード世界選代表メンバー決定. Cyclowired (in Japanese). Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  4. "Results: 2014 UCI World Road Championships, elite men". VeloNews. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
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