Koichi Nakano

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Koichi Nakano
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Koichi Nakano (2018)
Personal information
Full nameKoichi Nakano
Born (1955-11-14) November 14, 1955 (age 63)
Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
Team information
Rider typeSprinter

Koichi Nakano (中野 浩一, Nakano Kōichi) (born November 14, 1955 in Kurume, Fukuoka) of Japan is a former professional racing cyclist and ten-consecutive-time world champion in track cycling sprint. He is among the best track sprinters of modern times. He won an unprecedented 10 consecutive professional sprint gold medals at the UCI track world Championships from 1977 to 1986. He was one of the most successful competitors of all-time on the Japanese professional keirin circuit.

Nakano Kōichi Kanshū: Keirin Ō[edit]

Nakano Kōichi Kanshū: Keirin Ō
UCI Track World Championships 2018 116.jpg
Publisher(s)Coconuts Japan[2]
Platform(s)Super Famicom[2]

Nakano Kōichi Kanshū: Keirin Ō (中野浩一監修 競輪王)[3] is a cycling video game that allows the player to control the daily life of a professional cycling athlete.

As the title says, it was supervised by Kōichi Nakano.


The player must make daily life decisions while training for the next event. The game starts on April 1, 1994 with a 20-year-old rider. However, he will advance in years as the player progresses in his career and partakes in the events of the cycling season. Players can earn up to 1,000,000,000 yen ($11,068,367.11 in American dollars) and give their rider a name in either hiragana or katakana.

In the actual competition, the player must watch himself try to beat eight other cyclists for the race win. Nine cyclists race against each other in a velodrome and they compete for money and a championship. It is unknown whether the game makes the player retire at 45 years of age like in most modern titles or not. Riders are not always traveling at full speed or at a specific radius; making a balance between aggressive riding and passive riding a must.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Additional information" (in Danish). N-Club. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  2. ^ a b c d "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
  3. ^ "Japanese title". SuperFamicom.org. Retrieved 2012-07-28.

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