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Nationality - Japan

Yoko Ohya​ | 大宅 陽子

Winner of the Niseko HANAZONO Hill climb in the past, and a member of the Sakabaka Joshibu on NHK BS1 TV program ”チャリダー".

Yoko Ohya has realized the importance of everyday care and staying in shape for cyclists to enjoy riding for as long as possible.

Yoko runs Cyclist Yoga classes regularly in Saitama, Japan and will be providing a special Yoga event for participants prior to the Race on the Saturday.
 

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Nationality - Japan

Makoto Morimoto | 森本 誠

Last year's winner, Morimoto san, will be returning to the Niseko HANAZONO Hill Climb for the 5th time.

Morimoto san has an affinity for hill climb events, having competed and won events such as the Mt. Fuji Hill Climb, Norikura race, Fuji Azami Hill Climb and more.


Makoto Morimoto will be representing GOKISO, manufacturers of high performance wheels and hubs made in Japan.


 

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Nationality - Taiwan

 

Yin-Chih Wang | 王 胤之

 

Yin-Chih Wang is the best climbing talent to come out of Taiwan in the past decade. At the 2013 edition of Taiwan KOM Challenge-an ultra climbing race that brutally spans over a distance of 105km, Wang bested some of the top climbers on the UCI Asia Tour on his way to 3rd.

When not competing Wang is a spokesman for Shimano Taiwan, helping promote their products in this fiercely passionate cycling market. 

 

Wang experienced the last year's race and came in third. He will be back with his cycling crews and do 100km cycling training for 8 days in Niseko area.