Fumy Beppu brings a wealth of experience to the team - he has ridden on WorldTour teams since 2005 – and is the most celebrated rider in Japan’s history. He is also one of the most devoted and dedicated teammates to be found in the pro peloton. In 2015, Fumy stole the hearts in Japan by winning the Japan Cup criterium, and he repeated the feat again in 2016, a big home win for a selfless teammate who rarely gets a chance for himself.
Fumy was introduced to the sport at a young age by his father, plus he had a strong desire to follow the path of his older brother who went on to ride in Europe with Team Nippo. He was the strongest cyclist in his high school cycling league, winning the National Title easily, and from there he ventured to Canada to race in the acclaimed junior race Tour de l'Abitibi. Gaining confidence he attended two Junior World Championships before making the bold leap to France, a move he knew was necessary if he wanted to make it in a European sport. He joined the top-level French amateur club Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille, where he was finally recognized for his strong results including a 14th place in the U23 Paris-Roubaix.
Fumy continues to reside in France and ignite cycling passion in Japan. He speaks fluent French. Fumy is considered one of the kindest riders in the peloton and is the ultimate team player, giving his all for the team in every way possible.