An 11-time Japanese national title winner, Eri is a rider who thrives during tough races and whose developing GC ambitions resulted in a podium in the 2022 CIC-Tour Féminin International des Pyrénées. Her performances in her first season with the team were particularly remarkable due to her recovery from iliac artery endofibrosis. Eri is an athlete with a fierce will for competition on the bike and reliable compassion off it, the Japanese rider always has time for teammates, staff and above all, fans, online and in person.
It might be difficult being the only Japanese Women’s WorldTour rider in a Euro-centric sport but Eri takes on every challenge with true steel, determination and fun. Off the bike, she is well known for her plentfiul tweets and vibrant social media accounts about cooking, coffee, beer passions, and so much more.
5x National Championships Japan WE – Road Race (‘19, ‘18, ‘17, ‘16, ‘13)
6x National Championships Japan WE – ITT (‘19, ‘18, ‘17, ‘16, ‘15, ‘13)
2nd | GC CIC-Tour Féminin International des Pyrénées (‘22)
4th | stage CIC-Tour Féminin International des Pyrénées (‘22)
11th | La Course by Le Tour de France (‘17)
17th | Olympic Games WE – Road Race (‘16)
Any place with good people, food, coffee and beer!
What is your mantra?
Keep smiling and never give up
What non-cycling hobby do you enjoy doing?
Look for and visit nice cafe and brewery where I go anywhere anytime
What is your go-to snack?
Yoghurts, nuts and fruit
What is a healthy snack you can’t go without?