Yukiya Arashiro sprinted to victory in the 59.5km Saitama Criterium in Japan, today.
“It’s great to have this victory here,” Arashiro said. “I don’t know when last I won in Japan. Maybe in 2016.”
He said he came second in this year’s national cycling championships so to have won the race today made him extremely happy.
Bahrain–Merida’s Arashiro said his win was “very special” to him.
“This was my seventh time that I’ve raced this event. I’m almost like a pioneer for Japanese cycling and, hopefully, in 10 to 20 years people will be talking about me so I’m really happy.”
South Africa’s Daryl Impey finished 30th, 33 seconds behind Arashiro.
More results can be viewed below.
|2||Egan Bernal||Team Ineos||COL|
|3||Primoz Roglic||Team Jumbo-Visma||SLO|
|5||Kohei Uchima||Team Ukyo||JPN||+0:00:06|
|7||Romain Bardet||Team Ag2r-La Mondiale||FRA|
|8||Jakob Fuglsang||Team Astana Pro||DEN||+0:00:09|
|9||Oliver Naesen||Team Ag2r-La Mondiale||BEL||+0:00:11|
|10||Jonathan Castroviejo||Team Ineos||ESP||+0:00:14|