Bouygues Telecom signs former Japanese Champion

Japan's Yukira Arashiro will join the French Bouygues Telecom team for the 2009 season. The...

Japan's Yukira Arashiro will join the French Bouygues Telecom team for the 2009 season. The 24-year-old Arashiro was the Japanese National Champion in 2007, and this season, he won Stage 2 and finished third overall in the Tour du Limousin.

"By opening our door to a promising Japanese racer, we recognise the progress of cycling," said Bouygues Telecom manager Jean-Rene Bernaudeau to AFP. Bernaudeau indicated he'd like to test Arashiro in a Grand Tour next year.

Arashiro is scheduled to attend a team training camp with his new mates in early December.

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