Yukiya Arashiro

Yukiya Arashiro

Arashiro at the 2014 Grand Prix de Denain
Personal information
Full name Yukiya Arashiro
Born (1984-09-22) 22 September 1984
Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team Lampre–Merida
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2006 Cycle Racing Team Vang
2007 Nippo Corporation
2008 Meitan Hompo-GDR
2009–2015 Bbox Bouygues Telecom
2016 Lampre–Merida
2017– Bahrain–Merida
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2007, 2013)
Asian Cycling Championship, 2011
Tour du Limousin (2012)
Infobox last updated on
25 January 2016

Yukiya Arashiro (新城幸也 Arashiro Yukiya, born 22 September 1984 in Ishigaki, Okinawa) is a Japanese road bicycle racer who rides for Italian UCI ProTeam Lampre–Merida.[1]


In 2005 he was the Japanese Under-23 National Time Trial and Road Race Champion. He has also won the Japanese National Road Race Championships twice, in 2007 and 2013.

In 2009 he was selected by his team to ride the Tour de France.[2] Along with Fumiyuki Beppu, he was the first Japanese national to complete that race, as on prior occasions Kisso Kawamuro and Daisuke Imanaka had started, but not finished, the race.[3] By finishing the 2010 Giro d'Italia, he became the first Japanese person to finish two Grand Tour events.[4] He completed his third Tour de France in 2012 in 84th place—the highest placing of a Japanese at that time[5]—and earned the most combative award on Stage 4.[6]

He participated in the men's road race at the 2012 Summer Olympics and finished in 48th place.[7] A few weeks after the Olympics, he became the first Japanese to win a race categorized as HC by the UCI, the Tour du Limousin.[8] Competing in the 2015 Vuelta a España,[9] he became the first Japanese to finish the three Grand Tours.[10]

He finished 27th in the 2016 Summer Olympics men's road race.

Career achievements

Major results

1st, National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
1st, National Under-23 Road Race Championships
3rd overall, Tour du Limousin
3rd overall, Tour de Okinawa
1st Stage 7 Tour of Japan
1st, National Road Race Championships
2nd, Tour du Jura
2nd overall Vuelta Ciclista a León
3rd overall, and one stage win, Tour de Hokkaido
3rd overall, Tour de Okinawa
7th, Tour du Finistère
3rd, Asian Time Trial Championships
1st, Stage 2, and 3rd overall, Tour de Kumano
1st, Stage 2, and 3rd overall, Tour du Limousin
1st overall, and two stage wins, Tour de Okinawa
1st, Critérium cycliste international de Quillan
9th UCI Road World Championships
5th, Paris-Tours
1st Asian Cycling Championships
2nd, National Road Race Championships
1st Overall Tour du Limousin
Combativity award Stage 4 Tour de France
1st, National Road Race Championships
2nd Overall Tour du Limousin
10th Amstel Gold Race
3rd Japan Cup
5th Paris–Camembert[11]
1st Stage 7 Tour of Japan
2nd Asian Cycling Championships
Combativity award Stage 6 Tour de France
9th Japan Cup

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 93 127
Yellow jersey Tour 129 112 84 99 65 116
red jersey Vuelta 65 106


  1. "Team Europcar (EUC) – FRA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. Arashiro Flies Flag For Japan in Tour de France
  3. Quénet, Jean-François. "Tour de France likely for two Japanese riders". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  4. Ayano, Makoto (31 May 2010). "Arashiro Yukiya ga Jiro de Itaria sōgō 93-i kansō". Cyclowired (in Japanese). Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  5. "Arashiro Yukiya rēsu-go intabyū". Cyclowired. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  6. Benson, Daniel. "Greipel wins Tour de France stage in Rouen". CyclingNews.com. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  7. "Men's Road Race". London 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  8. Tsuji, Kei. "Nihonjin hatsu no chōkyū kategorī rēsu seiha". Cyclowired. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  9. "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  10. Iijima, Miwa. "新城幸也が日本人初のグランツール3大会完走". Cyclist Sanspo (in Japanese). Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  11. "Loubet wins Paris-Camembert". cyclingnews.com. 5 April 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
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