Date of birth
2 May 1990
Japanese, English, Italian
Flashback to 14-year-old Hideto Nakane. He entered his first road race and when it was over, he thought to himself, “What a hard sport.” In fact, he thought it was so hard that he continued to play soccer for four more years and didn’t bother racing again. Luckily for us, Hideto picked up his bike again and has been a bike racer for the last 11 years. In his career, he has raced on four continents and two climbs in particular stand out as his favorites: the Stelvio in Italy and Shibu Pass in Japan.
Question & answer
What's your first cycling memory?
When I was 14 years old, I entered my first road race. At the time, I thought "what a hard sport", so I decided to keep soccer until I was 18 years old.
What is your favorite climb?
Stelvio Pass, Italy and Shibu Pass, Japan
What's your favorite food?
Sushi, Ramen, Yakiniku, Tonkatsu
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
My home with my family. I’m ok everywhere as long as I'm with my family.
If you weren’t a professional cyclist, what would you be?
Soccer player or school teacher
Coffee or tea?