GS ASTUTO ride support team
Adventure is great. And nothing beats riding roads unknown solo. But sometimes it's also great to have someone to share the experience and help out with new routes, local knowledge and even lingo. Our unique approach provides riders or groups access to highly skilled, local riders and even seasoned pros to open up new territory in your ride. Whether it's discovering the hidden loops, getting paced by a Pro or assistance in mechanicals, our dedicated will be right next to you to help!
PRO / VIP
Emma is an English sportswoman and presenter on the Global Cycling Network. A former professional cyclist who specialised in time trials and hilly races, she later transferred to endurance running, duathlon and triathlon, and is currently a professional triathlete and duathlete, and the reigning quadruple world champion in long distance duathlon.
She won an Olympic silver medal in the time trial in 2008 and was world time trial champion in 2010. She has won six UCI Women's Road World Cup one-day races, as well as several stage races including the ten-day Tour de l'Aude. She is three-times a British time trial champion and in 2010 also won the British road race championships.
Emma will be available by special appointment only for selected seminars and rides in Japan.
Pro / Coach
Single Day, Multi-day, Seminar, Coaching, Pro culture.
Lee Rodgers is a former professional cyclist turned journalist and cycling coach, and is the founder of CrankPunk.com.
Lee raced on the UCI Asia Tour for several years, as well as extensively in Europe and at the 2012 tours of Oman and Qatar.
He is also the Communications Director of the Taiwan KOM Challenge and the Mongolia Bike Challenge, and official coach for Everesting.
Lee lived in Japan for ten years, his Japanese language, culture and cycling experience make him an ideal tour guide for your trip!
Single day, training loops, multi-day OK. English / Japanese bilingual.
Tuomas Koskinen, a 32-year-old Finn living and working in Japan. He has lived in Asia for almost a decade, of which more than seven in Japan.
His spark for cycling was lit during a road-trip in Korea, riding from Seoul to Busan in 2011.
Fast Forward to 2014, he purchased his first proper road and was hooked instantly.
Since 2014, Tuomas has ridden more than 42,000km, which includes a handful of races, many long rides various cycling adventures.
The longest riding adventure was to cover 2,300 km in approximately three weeks, exploring the Southern half of Japan.