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Takenouchi earns elite 'cross national title in Japan

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Nine woman rider started Japan national championship in the Makino highland

Nine woman rider started Japan national championship in the Makino highland
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Tsujiura Keiichi attacked many times, but he couldn't shake off Takenouchi 1570 Tsujiura and Takenouchi race head-to-head until final lap

Tsujiura Keiichi attacked many times, but he couldn't shake off Takenouchi 1570 Tsujiura and Takenouchi race head-to-head until final lap
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(Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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At final lap, Takenouchi Yu (Team Eurasia-Fondriest bikes) succeed to make Tsujiura drop off

At final lap, Takenouchi Yu (Team Eurasia-Fondriest bikes) succeed to make Tsujiura drop off
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Takenouchi Yu (Team Eurasia-Fondriest bikes) celebrates his first title of Japan national champion

Takenouchi Yu (Team Eurasia-Fondriest bikes) celebrates his first title of Japan national champion
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Takenouchi Yu clenches his fist in triumph 1672 Tsujiura finished

Takenouchi Yu clenches his fist in triumph 1672 Tsujiura finished
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(Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Men's podium (L to R), Tsujiura Keiichi(Bridgestone Anchor), Takenouchi Yu (Team Eurasia-Fondriest bikes), Yamamoto Kohei(Bridgestone Anchor)

Men's podium (L to R), Tsujiura Keiichi(Bridgestone Anchor), Takenouchi Yu (Team Eurasia-Fondriest bikes), Yamamoto Kohei(Bridgestone Anchor)
(Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Toyooka Ayako (Panasonic Ladies) is pleased with her new special helmet made by Kabuto, Japanese helmet maker

Toyooka Ayako (Panasonic Ladies) is pleased with her new special helmet made by Kabuto, Japanese helmet maker
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(Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Takenouchi Yu takes a picture with his support stuff 9794 Takenouchi Yu (Team Eurasia-Fondriest bikes) in the champion jersey

Takenouchi Yu takes a picture with his support stuff 9794 Takenouchi Yu (Team Eurasia-Fondriest bikes) in the champion jersey
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Takenouchi Yu(Team Eurasia-Fondriest bikes) Tsujiura Keiichi make the close race

Takenouchi Yu(Team Eurasia-Fondriest bikes) Tsujiura Keiichi make the close race
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Kosaka Hikaru (Utsunomiya blitzen) finished fourth place

Kosaka Hikaru (Utsunomiya blitzen) finished fourth place
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Maruyama Atsushi (MASSA-FOCUS-SUPER B) finished seventh place

Maruyama Atsushi (MASSA-FOCUS-SUPER B) finished seventh place
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Toyooka Ayako (Panasonic Ladies) leads in first lap

Toyooka Ayako (Panasonic Ladies) leads in first lap
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Fukumoto Chika (Sylbesto Doushisha Univ) racing third place

Fukumoto Chika (Sylbesto Doushisha Univ) racing third place
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Miyauchi Sakiko (Viento) chases national champion Toyooka Ayako

Miyauchi Sakiko (Viento) chases national champion Toyooka Ayako
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Toyooka Ayako (Panasonic Ladies) celebrates her victory and defends Japan national champion

Toyooka Ayako (Panasonic Ladies) celebrates her victory and defends Japan national champion
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Toyooka Ayako (Panasonic Ladies) smiles after passing finish line

Toyooka Ayako (Panasonic Ladies) smiles after passing finish line
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Toyooka Ayako (Panasonic Ladies) keep Japan natal champion for seven seasons

Toyooka Ayako (Panasonic Ladies) keep Japan natal champion for seven seasons
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Women's podium (L to R), Miyauchi Sakiko (Viento), Toyooka Ayako (Panasonic Ladies), Fukumoto Chika (Sylbesto Doushisha Univ)

Women's podium (L to R), Miyauchi Sakiko (Viento), Toyooka Ayako (Panasonic Ladies), Fukumoto Chika (Sylbesto Doushisha Univ)
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Riders await the race start at the Makino highland

Riders await the race start at the Makino highland
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MTB/XC Japanese and Asian champion Yamamoto Kohei(Bridgestone Anchor), racing third place

MTB/XC Japanese and Asian champion Yamamoto Kohei(Bridgestone Anchor), racing third place
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Kosaka Masanori (Suwako Racing) finished fifth place

Kosaka Masanori (Suwako Racing) finished fifth place
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Takenouchi Yu (Team Eurasia-Fondriest bikes) in the champion jersey

Takenouchi Yu (Team Eurasia-Fondriest bikes) in the champion jersey
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Full Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yu Takenouchi (Jpn)1:00:16
2Keiichi Tsujiura (Jpn)0:00:36
3Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn)0:01:44
4Hikaru Kosaka (Jpn)0:02:06
5Masanori Kosaka (Jpn)0:02:15
6Kazuhiro Yamamoto (Jpn)0:02:31
7Atsushi Maruyama (Jpn)0:03:00
8Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Jpn)0:03:33
9Seigo Yamamoto (Jpn)0:03:39
10Yoshitaka Hama (Jpn)0:03:40
11Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn)0:03:46
12Keisuke Kimura (Jpn)0:04:51
13Masayuki Goda (Jpn)0:04:57
14Yudai Izawa (Jpn)0:05:02
15Shintarou Nakama (Jpn)0:05:41
16Hiroaki Kaneko (Jpn)0:05:59
17Kazushi Mikami (Jpn)0:06:12
18Shinya Ikemoto (Jpn)0:06:19
19Kazuya Sano (Jpn)0:06:22
20Takafumi Iizuka (Jpn)0:06:26
21Takuya Inamasu (Jpn)0:06:38
22Masashi Matsui (Jpn)
23Seiya Hirano (Jpn)
24Kengo Kowatari (Jpn)
25Kazuaki Shirota (Jpn)
26Shinya Torii (Jpn)
27Kouji Mukouyama (Jpn)
28Masato Fujikawa (Jpn)
29Shinji Kubo (Jpn)
30Tanzo Tokuda (Jpn)
31Yoshinori Suzuki (Jpn)
32Makoto Shimada (Jpn)
33Kouichi Matsumura (Jpn)
34Makoto Kawamura (Jpn)
35Kodai Izawa (Jpn)
36Junya Oosuga (Jpn)
37Ryutaro Nakamura (Jpn)
38Daisuke Yano (Jpn)
39Yasumasa Sawada (Jpn)
40Kenji Murata (Jpn)
41Koudai Takeda (Jpn)
42Atsushi Kitajima (Jpn)
43Yuhichi Suzuki (Jpn)
44Shogo Otsuka (Jpn)
45Masanori Kuniyoshi (Jpn)
46Syuntarou Yamakawa (Jpn)
47Yudai Kouga (Jpn)
48Yasunori Kashiwazaki (Jpn)
49Hiroshi Funaoka (Jpn)
50Toshinori Muraoka (Jpn)
51Yoshiyuki Takeda (Jpn)
52Yuichi Sawada (Jpn)
53Tooru Fukuda (Jpn)
54Sei Kobayashi (Jpn)
55Takuya Kitou (Jpn)
56Hirohisa Yamaguchi (Jpn)
57Masashi Tanaka (Jpn)
58Kiyoshi Inomata (Jpn)
59Ryo Sakai (Jpn)
60Satoshi Matsumoto (Jpn)
61Ryo Tabata (Jpn)
62Kousuke Sakai (Jpn)
63Tsuyoshi Takakura (Jpn)
64Yousuke Takeno (Jpn)
65Yasuhiro Nakai (Jpn)
66Shota Kumazami (Jpn)
67Akira Nakatsu (Jpn)
68Hitoaki Yoshida (Jpn)
69Kazuhiro Hattori (Jpn)
70Takashi Nakata (Jpn)
71Takatoshi Shinohara (Jpn)
72Kenichi Il (Jpn)
73Akio Soga (Jpn)
74Hideharu Sasai (Jpn)

Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ayako Toyooka (Jpn)0:40:18
2Sakiko Miyauchi (Jpn)0:00:08
3Chika Fukumoto (Jpn)0:01:02
4Ikumi Tajika (Jpn)0:03:45
5Junko Ueda (Jpn)0:05:35
6Nozomi Nakamichi (Jpn)0:06:02
7Seika Ainota (Jpn)0:08:26
8Ami Kito (Jpn)0:09:40
9Michiho Watanuki (Jpn)
10Yuka Mitsui (Jpn)

Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Toki Sawada (Jpn)0:41:36
2Kouta Yokoyama (Jpn)0:00:09
3Michimasa Nakai (Jpn)0:00:44
4Kohei Maeda (Jpn)0:03:26
5Yoshiki Yamada (Jpn)0:03:33
6Ryo Yamakawa (Jpn)0:06:36
7Yuta Yagi (Jpn)
8Soya Iwata (Jpn)
9Masazumi Miyoshi (Jpn)

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