Education: General sports science at Tsukuba Univeristy
5 x National Japanese Champion
17th RR and 15th TT at Rio Olympics
22nd RR and 14th TT at World Championships
13th at Strade Bianche in ‘19
11th at La course by le tour
11th at USA Philadeplhia cycling classic
About Eri: I’m Eri Yonamine from Japan. I met cycling as sport when I was 20 years old in university. Before start cycling, I had played tennis in the club for 7 years from junior high school. My first (only women’s) road race was National Championship in 2012. I got silver medal surprisingly myself and then my passion for cycling got started. 4years later, I could get my chance to come into World Tour peloton in 2016 just after Rio Olympic.. Of course I love to race as professional but also I love just riding any other kinds of bike. I do MTB also CX sometimes do race but just for fun not competitive.
// Q&A with Eri
I met cycling unexpectedly and then cycling got part of my life & fall in love not only road bike but also CX, MTB and on gravel. It gives me lots of experience, emotions & nice people.
Easy long ride with coffee stop.
Favorite Cycling Moment (so far):
11th at La course in 2017
13th at Strade in 2019
Top 10 at WT one day race, podium for stage
When not riding, I like to...:
Coffee & Beer : P
Favorite warmup song:
I don’t listen music before race
Favorite post-ride food:
Protein cookies or fresh pasta.
Any advice to future // aspiring cyclists?
Don’t forget to enjoy cycling.
I have never ever ridden on track bike (also track).