Arguably Japan’s best cycling export, Beppu has ridden for two of the world’s biggest teams during his career and brought cycling added exposure in Asia through his consistency and raised profile.
“I want to win a stage of the Tour de France,” said Beppu. “I am looking forward to riding with the superb riders and staff that have been recruited to the team, who are all highly motivated and have a clear vision. This very impressive team structure will put me in the best position to just concentrate on races, and to build my career.”
Having emanated from a country where cycling is still considered a minority sport, Beppu appreciates what GreenEDGE means to cycling in Australia and the efforts taken to create a WorldTour team.