Sohoku team kit

The Sohoku High Bicycle Club is situated in Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan and represents Sohoku High School. Sohoku is a hard-working team. Even if the members face internal conflicts, they are all determined to win, which is why they can work so well together. Its team members all want to improve in their own ways.

Their training is often brutal, and may seem like survival of the fittest, but it dramatically boosts their skills. Some events appear to be team traditions, such as the First-Year Welcome Race, which determines which first-year student will be in charge of the rest, and the 1000km Training Camp used to determine the Inter High members.

They apply different strategies between Hill Climb races and Criterium (closed circuit sprint race) especially late season, but it generally follows the No-Ace or All-Domestique strategy, even when there are presumptive Aces in the team to suit the terrain and maximize the team's chances of winning, and also encourage competition within the team. It is also because no one rider can perform all aspect of being a domestique well. For example: Onoda takes orders well, but he is not tactically aware, nor is his body built well enough to help with blocking the wind. Teshima is tactically aware, but he is not a very strong rider overall, so he often falls back to help the juniors relay information.

In Hill Climb, two Aces will be deployed to push before the final Ace is 'launched' (if applicable) to attack the finish line, while in Criterium, given the shorter length of the race, the strength and competitiveness of the sprinters, they are free to attack each other and race individually in the final three to five laps of the race.

At the second Inter-High, though Imaizumi is the presumptive Ace, Teshima and Aoyagi often sends Kaburagi to be the Ace to compete for Sprinter's Checkpoint to prove the point that he is better suited as a sprinter, while in Climber's Checkpoint, Teshima and Onoda has fair chance to compete, though Onoda is often the last person to compete.

Team Members

     Students     Captain     Vice Captain     Manager     Graduated

Members
Current Inter High Team
Other Members
Coach
Former Members

Infrastructure

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The team club room is located in a plain building behind the main class buildings. On the left side of the building is an outdoor tap, and the front has the only entranceway, with a siding door set on the outer face. Inside, there are lockers for each member, some chairs, benches, bicycle parts, equipment, and tools. The room is fairly small so the team usually just changes into their biking gear inside and then goes outside for their warm-up routine. Each member of the team is responsible of bringing his own bike, but the Kanzaki Cycle Shop, owned by the family of the former captain, lends the team some equipment for its internal events.

Internal Events

Historical Footage

Known Representatives

4 Years Pre-Series Generation

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Kanzaki Tooji 1st Year Member Sprinter Active Unknown
Kawabata 1st Year Member ? Active Unknown

3 Years Pre-Series Generation

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Kanzaki Tooji 2nd Year Member Sprinter Active Unknown
Kawabata 2nd Year Member ? Active Unknown
Shiraiwa 1st Year Member ? Active Unknown
Tomita 1st Year Member Climber Active Unknown
Hamano 1st Year Member Climber Active Unknown

2 Years Pre-Series Generation

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Pierre - Coach - Active -
Kanzaki Tooji 3rd Year Captain Sprinter Graduated Unknown
Kawabata 3rd Year Member ? Graduated Unknown
Shiraiwa 2nd Year Member ? Active Unknown
Tomita 2nd Year Member Climber Active Unknown
Hamano 2nd Year Member Climber Active Unknown
Kinjou Shingo 1st Year Member All-Rounder Active Unknown
Makishima Yusuke 1st Year Member Climber Active Unknown
Tadokoro Jin 1st Year Member Sprinter Active No
Shimizu 1st Year Member ? Active No
Motoyama 1st Year Member ? Resigned No
Komura 1st Year Member ? Resigned No
Setozaki 1st Year Member ? Resigned No

1 Year Pre-Series Generation

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Pierre - Coach - Active -
Shiraiwa 3rd Year Member ? Graduated Unknown
Tomita 3rd Year Member Climber Graduated Unknown
Hamano 3rd Year Member Climber Graduated Unknown
Kinjou Shingo 2nd Year Member All-Rounder Active Yes
Makishima Yusuke 2nd Year Member Climber Active Yes
Tadokoro Jin 2nd Year Member Sprinter Active Yes
Teshima Junta 1st Year Member Climber Active No
Aoyagi Hajime 1st Year Member Sprinter Active No
Koga Kimitaka 1st Year Member All-Rounder Active Yes
Taniguchi 1st Year Member ? Active No

Year 1 Generation

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Pierre - Coach - Active -
Kinjou Shingo 3rd Year Captain All-Rounder Graduated Yes
Makishima Yusuke 3rd Year Vice-Captain Climber Graduated Yes
Tadokoro Jin 3rd Year Member Sprinter Graduated Yes
Teshima Junta 2nd Year Member Climber Active No
Aoyagi Hajime 2nd Year Member Sprinter Active No
Koga Kimitaka 2nd Year Member All-Rounder Active No
Taniguchi 2nd Year Member ? Active No
Onoda Sakamichi 1st Year Member Climber Active Yes
Imaizumi Shunsuke 1st Year Member All-Rounder Active Yes
Naruko Shoukichi 1st Year Member Sprinter Active Yes
Kanzaki Miki 1st Year Manager - Active -
Sugimoto Terufumi 1st Year Member Sprinter Active No
Kawada Takuya 1st Year Member ? Resigned No
Sakurai Tsuyoshi 1st Year Member ? Active No

Year 2 Generation

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Pierre - Coach - Active -
Teshima Junta 3rd Year Captain Climber Active Yes
Aoyagi Hajime 3rd Year Vice-Captain Sprinter Active Yes
Koga Kimitaka 3rd Year Member All-Rounder Active No
Onoda Sakamichi 2nd Year Member Climber Active Yes
Imaizumi Shunsuke 2nd Year Member All-Rounder Active Yes
Naruko Shoukichi 2nd Year Member All-Rounder Active Yes
Kanzaki Miki 2nd Year Manager - Active -
Sugimoto Terufumi 2nd Year Member Sprinter Active No
Kaburagi Issa 1st Year Member Sprinter Active Yes
Danchiku Ryuuhou 1st Year Member ? Active No
Sugimoto Sadatoki 1st Year Member ? Active No
Gorizou 1st Year Member Sprinter Active No
Sawada 1st Year Member Sprinter Active No
Tokumoto 1st Year Member ? Active No
Haraguchi 1st Year Member ? Active No
Hirata 1st Year Member ? Active No
Shimoyama 1st Year Member ? Active No
Akai 1st Year Member ? Active No
Morimizo 1st Year Member ? Active No
Ooshiba 1st Year Member ? Active No
Shimisugawa 1st Year Member ? Active No
Hirotoko 1st Year Member ? Active No
Aiba 1st Year Member ? Active No
Komisaki 1st Year Member ? Active No

Club Known Achievements

Year Race Progress Winner
2 Years Pre-Series 19th Annual Minegayama Hill Climb Goal Line Makishima Yusuke
2 Years Pre-Series Last Autumn Race Goal Line Tadokoro Jin
1 Year Pre-Series Okuchichibu Hill Climb Goal Line Makishima Yusuke
1 Year Pre-Series 20th Annual Minegayama Hill Climb Goal Line Makishima Yusuke
Year 1 41st Inter High Qualifiers - Chiba Prefecture Goal Line Kinjou Shingo
Year 1 41st Summer Inter High First Day Sprinter Checkpoint Tadokoro Jin
Year 1 41st Summer Inter High First Day Goal Line Kinjou Shingo
Year 1 41st Summer Inter High Third Day Climber Checkpoint Imaizumi Shunsuke
Year 1 41st Summer Inter High Third Day Goal Line Onoda Sakamichi
Year 1 21st Annual Minegayama Hill Climb Goal Line Onoda Sakamichi
Year 1 Bay Coastline Criterium Race Goal Line Tadokoro Jin
Year 2 42nd Inter High Qualifiers - Chiba Prefecture Goal Line Kaburagi Issa
Year 2 42nd Summer Inter High Third Day Goal Line Onoda Sakamichi


  • Despite placing first on Second Day Goal Line from Kumamoto Fire Country Mountain Range Race, Makishima Yusuke didn't won the race, as he participated only on the second day of the race and so he could not win anything, even if he placed first.
  • For dropping out after placing 1st in Climber Checkpoint of 42nd Summer Inter High's Third Day, Teshima Junta was not considered the winner of this checkpoint for not finishing the whole race.

Trivia

The club's room has a hole in the interior side of the buildings' right wall. It was made by Makishima as a first-year in order to remove a secret training record he wrote on the wall with a marker, behind a poster. After hearing a rumor that a scary senior had found it, he cut out that section of the wall with a hand saw, and pretended the entire incident never happened.

By the time Onoda joined the club during Makishima's senior year, the hole was covered up by another poster. Naruko discovered it and showed Onoda; Makishima came across them and told them he did it, but asked them to not tell anyone. After practice that day, Makishima decided to tell Onoda the entire truth about the hole.

At the ending credits of season 4, Sohoku forms a rock band. Onoda is the lead singer and frontman, Naruko is the lead guitarist, Imaizumi is the rhythmic guitarist with a black Fender Stratocaster. Kaburagi is the drummer, Teshima is the keyboarder and Aoyagi is the bassist.

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