Mori beats three time champion to ITT title

Hagiwara, Shimada retain women, U23 titles

Kazuhiro Mori (Aisan Racing) finally claimed victory in the Japanese time trial championship. The winner of UCI Track World Cup Scratch race in Copenhagen, who finished just two seconds behind Kazuya Okazaki (Meitan Honpo-Graphite Design) last year, set the fastest time 38:52 minutes over the flat 30km course.

Three time champion Makoto Iijima (Team Bridgestone Anchor) took second place. Mori share team leadership with Taiji Nishitani, who finished third in the time trial, in the road race which will be held in Hiroshima.

20-year-old Yoshiaki Shimada (Team Bridgestone Anchor) again recorded the best time in the Under 23 category, to keep his title. Current champion Mayuko Hagiwara (Cycle Base ASAHI) won the women's race to keep the national championship jersey.

Results
Elite Men - 30km
1Kazuhiro Mori (Aisan Racing)0:38:52 
2Makoto Iijima (Team Bridgestone Anchor)0:00:09 
3Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing)0:00:32 
4Kazuya Okazaki (Meitan Honpo-Graphite Design)0:00:40 
5Nariyuki Masuda (Meitan Honpo-Graphite Design)0:00:58 
6Junya Sano (Team Nippo)0:01:20 
7Masaru Fukuhara (Team Bridgestone Anchor)0:01:21 
8Keiichi Tsujiura (Team Bridgestone Anchor)  
9Jumpei Murakami (Shimano Racing)0:01:04 
10Yoshiyuki Abe (Shimano Racing)0:01:13 
Women - 15km
1Mayuko Hagiwara (Cycle Base ASAHI)0:21:36 
2Remi Inoue (Team Corratec)0:00:19 
3Minami Uwano (Hachinohe Kogyo High School)0:01:02 
4Ayako Toyooka (Panasonic Ladies)0:01:10 
5Kiriko Hori (Club Silbest)0:01:42 
U23 - 30km
1Yoshiaki Shimada (Team Bridgestone Anchor)0:39:25 
2Kazuki Aoyanagi (Hosei Univ.)0:02:09 
3Genta Nakamura (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.)0:02:19 
4Eiichi Hirai (Team Bridgestone Anchor)0:02:38 
5Masaki Gunji (Chuo Univ.)0:03:03 
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