Takashi Miyazawa

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Takashi Miyazawa
Miyazawa at the 2012 Tour Down Under.
Personal information
Full name
Born (1978-02-27) 27 February 1978 (age 45)
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb; 9 st 6 lb)
Team information
Current teamLeomo Bellmare
RoleRider (retired)
Team manager
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur team
2015–2019Lemonade Bellmare
Professional teams
2003Team Bridgestone Anchor
2005Team Bridgestone Anchor
2006Cycle Racing Team Vang
2007Nippo Corporation
2008Meitan Honpo-GDR
2009Amica Chips
2009EQA-Meitan Honpo
2011Farnese Vini–Neri Sottoli
2012–2013Team Saxo Bank[1]
2014Vini Fantini–Nippo[2]
Managerial team
2015–Lemonade Bellmare
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2010)
Asian Cycling Championship (2007)
Tour de Hokkaido (2008, 2009)

Takashi Miyazawa (宮澤崇史, Miyazawa Takashi) (born 27 February 1978 in Nagano City) is a Japanese former professional racing cyclist, who competed as a professional between 2003 and 2014.


Miyazawa had a varied early career, riding cyclocross at first,[3] then participating on various teams in Japan, Italy, and France, and even riding independently at times. He once quit road cycling to participate in the keirin school. Finally settling on road cycling with Bridgestone Anchor in 2005, Miyazawa quickly established himself as one of Japan's top sprinters, reaching the podium not only in Japan, but in Asia and Europe as well. He was Asian champion in 2007 and represented Japan in the 2008 Summer Olympics. He was hired by the UCI Professional Continental team Amica Chips-Knauf in 2009 but returned to his Japanese team when Amica Chips floundered due to financial difficulties. Joining Team Nippo in 2010, he won the Japanese national championship that year. On 28 October 2010, it was announced that Miyazawa had signed to ride with the new Italian Pro Continental team, Farnese Vini–Neri Sottoli, for the 2011 season.[4] On 21 October 2011, it was announced that Miyazawa signed a one-year contract with UCI World Tour team Team Saxo Bank for the 2012 season.[1]

For the 2014 season, Miyazawa rejoined Vini Fantini–Nippo,[2] but announced his retirement at the end of that season.[5] After his retirement, he assumed the post of manager of the Lemonade Bellmare cycling team.[6]

Major results[edit]

1st Tour de Okinawa
1st Stage 4 Tour of Siam
1st Stage 2 Tour de Hokkaido
5th Flèche Hesbignonne
7th Japan Cup
1st Road race, Asian Road Championships
1st Tour de Okinawa
1st Stage 1 Tour of Japan
2nd Ronde van Overijssel
2nd Circuito de Getxo
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
6th Overall Vuelta Ciclista a León
6th Tro-Bro Léon
8th Grand Prix de Rennes
9th Châteauroux Classic
10th Japan Cup
1st Overall Tour de Hokkaido
1st Points classification
3rd Road race, Asian Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour de Taiwan
6th Grand Prix de Rennes
1st Overall Tour de Hokkaido
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 5
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
4th Circuito de Getxo
10th Châteauroux Classic
1st Road race, National Road Championships
1st Kumamoto International Road Race
1st Stage 2 Vuelta Ciclista a León
2nd Road race, Asian Games
2nd Road race, Asian Road Championships
2nd Overall Tour de Kumano
1st Prologue
4th Overall Tour de Taiwan
1st Stages 3 & 4
6th Japan Cup
7th Overall Tour de Okinawa
1st Izegem Koerse
5th Paris–Brussels
6th Road race, Asian Road Championships
6th Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
5th Overall Tour de Picardie
5th Grand Prix de Denain
4th Road race, Asian Road Championships
5th GP Izola
7th Road race, Asian Games

Personal life[edit]

In 2001, Miyazawa donated half his liver to his mother, who was suffering from cirrhosis of the liver.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Saxo Bank hires Japanese veteran Takashi Miyazawa". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Agence France-Presse. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b De Pasquale, Mattia (22 November 2013). "Fantini-Nippo-DeRosa, preso Miyazawa" [Fantini-Nippo-DeRosa took Miyazawa]. Spazio Ciclismo (in Italian). Tutto Mercato. Archived from the original on 25 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  3. ^ Favaro, Marco. "Intervista a Takashi Miyazawa Parte 1". Il Centro Gekkan (in Japanese and Italian). Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  4. ^ Ayano, Makoto (28 October 2010). "Miyazawa Takashi ga Farunēze Vini Nēri M.Chipporini ni iseki" (in Japanese). Cyclowired. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  5. ^ Ueno, Yoshiyuki. "Miyazawa Takashi ga intai o hyōmei". Cyclist Sanspo (in Japanese). Sankei Digital. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  6. ^ 新ロードチーム「レモネード・ベルマーレ」誕生 宮澤崇史監督が就任、欧州で生き残る選手育成へ [New road team "Lemonade Bellmare" born. Takashi Miyazawa appointed director, for rider development to compete in Europe]. Cyclist Sanspo (in Japanese). Sankei Digital. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  7. ^ Harada, Akio; Naoko Kobayashi. "Haha o tasuke boku wa hashiru". Asahi (in Japanese). 10 August 2008. Archived from the original on 18 June 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010.

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