(, born 10 April 1983 in Kanagawa-ken
) is a Japanese
professional road bicycle racer
for UCI ProTour
team . His older brother is the cyclist Takumi Beppu
Team Discovery (2005-2007)
Beppu turned professional with in 2005, and stayed with them until 2007.
In June 2006, Beppu was crowned the Japanese national champion in both the time trial and the road race.
On September 28, 2007, the professional cycling team announced that they had signed Beppu for a one year contract.
Skil-Shimano years (2008-2009)
On 26 July 2009, Beppu, riding for Skil-Shimano
, finished 112th out of 180 riders in the 2009 Tour de France
. He won the Combativity award in the final 21st flat stage from Montereau-Fault-Yonne to Paris Champs-Élysées. He also placed 8th in stage 3 and 7th in stage 19.
On 23 November 2009, it was announced Beppu had signed to ride with for the 2010 season. Later it became clear that Beppu still had one year left on his contract with Skil-Shimano, so he had to buy himself out of the contract.
- U23 National Road Race Cycling Champion
- 1st, Stage 1 – Giro della Valle d'Aosta
- 1st, Mountains classification, Ronde de l'Isard d'Ariege
- 2005 – Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
- 3rd, Best Young Rider Competition – Circuit de la Sarthe
- 2006 – Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
- 1st Japanese National Road......