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  • Name: Mio Suemasa
  • Birth date: April 1st, 1983
  • Hometown: Kobe, Japan
  • Profession: Mountain Bike Downhill/Four Cross/4X

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I started Bike Trial racing in 1992 and became National Japan Champion in my second season.
Then I became Bike Trial World Champion in 1996 and 1997.
After a successful career in Bike Trial, I started Mountain bike Downhill racing in 1998.

In 2000, I won three major titles in Asia and in 2001 I became Downhill Junior World Champion in my last season of eligibility in the Junior championships.
I was the first Asian rider to win a MTB World Championship.
Then I changed from racing on the domestic circuit to World Cup circuit in 2002.
In my third season(2004) of racing World Cup, I got 2nd place in the World Championships.

In 2007 I raced Downhill and Four Cross races in the World Cup and I got 4th place in the World Cup in Downhill and I got 2nd place in Four Cross.

In 2008 I placed 4th in the World Cup Downhill twice and I was 5th in the World Championships.
As well I podiumed 3 times in the Four Cross and I got 3rd in the over all Four Cross World Cup.

In 2009 I placed 3rd in the World Cup Downhill first time of my World Cup races.
To add to this, I also won the Asian Championships for the ninth time and won the Japanese National Championships for ten times.

My aim for 2011 season is to be number one in the Downhill World Cup races and in the World Championships.
Also I intend to win the National Championship for the twelfth consecutive time.

My ultimate goal for my MTB life is to be the World Champion!

-Career Highlights-
1996-19997BikeTrial World Champion
2001Junior Downhill World Champion
20042nd World Championships
10X National Champion (2000-2009)
9time Asian Champion (2000-01,2003-2009)
2009 -season results-
World Cup
#2 France DH:4th
#3 Andorra DH:6th, 4X:10th
#4 Scotland DH:6th, 4X:8th
#4 Slovenia DH:5th, 4X:7th
#5 Canada DH:6th, 4X:8th
#6 Canada DH:3rd, 4X:9th
#7 Austria DH:5th, 4X:4th

Overall ranking DH:6th, 4X:11th

Japan National Championships DH:1st, 4X:1st
Asian Championship DH:1st (only Downhill competition)
2010 -season results-
World Cup
#1 Slovenia DH: 6th
#2 Fort William DH: 6th
#3 Austria DH: 16th
#4 Switzerland DH: 11th
#5 Italy DH: 6th
#6 USA DH: 4th
Overall ranking DH: 8th

Japan National Championships DH: 1st 4X: 1st
Asian Championship DH: 1st (only Downhill competition)

*Japan series*
#1 Hakodateyama DH: 1st
#2 Fujimi Panorama DH:1st
#3 Fujimi Panorama DH: 1st
#5 Sena DH: 1st
Japan series ranking DH: 1st