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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

Souhoku-club-house
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 Tooji1st YearMemberSprinterActiveUnknown
Kawabata1st YearMember?ActiveUnknown

3 Years Pre-Series Generation

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Kanzaki Tooji2nd YearMemberSprinterActiveUnknown
Kawabata2nd YearMember?ActiveUnknown
Shiraiwa1st YearMember?ActiveUnknown
Tomita1st YearMemberClimberActiveUnknown
Hamano1st YearMemberClimberActiveUnknown

2 Years Pre-Series Generation

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Pierre-Coach-Active-
Kanzaki Tooji3rd YearCaptainSprinterGraduatedUnknown
Kawabata3rd YearMember?GraduatedUnknown
Shiraiwa2nd YearMember?ActiveUnknown
Tomita2nd YearMemberClimberActiveUnknown
Hamano2nd YearMemberClimberActiveUnknown
Kinjou Shingo1st YearMemberAll-RounderActiveUnknown
Makishima Yusuke1st YearMemberClimberActiveUnknown
Tadokoro Jin1st YearMemberSprinterActiveNo
Shimizu1st YearMember?ActiveNo
Motoyama1st YearMember?ResignedNo
Komura1st YearMember?ResignedNo
Setozaki1st YearMember?ResignedNo

1 Year Pre-Series Generation

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Pierre-Coach-Active-
Shiraiwa3rd YearMember?GraduatedUnknown
Tomita3rd YearMemberClimberGraduatedUnknown
Hamano3rd YearMemberClimberGraduatedUnknown
Kinjou Shingo2nd YearMemberAll-RounderActiveYes
Makishima Yusuke2nd YearMemberClimberActiveYes
Tadokoro Jin2nd YearMemberSprinterActiveYes
Teshima Junta1st YearMemberClimberActiveNo
Aoyagi Hajime1st YearMemberSprinterActiveNo
Koga Kimitaka1st YearMemberAll-RounderActiveYes
Taniguchi1st YearMember?ActiveNo

Year 1 Generation

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Pierre-Coach-Active-
Kinjou Shingo3rd YearCaptainAll-RounderGraduatedYes
Makishima Yusuke3rd YearVice-CaptainClimberGraduatedYes
Tadokoro Jin3rd YearMemberSprinterGraduatedYes
Teshima Junta2nd YearMemberClimberActiveNo
Aoyagi Hajime2nd YearMemberSprinterActiveNo
Koga Kimitaka2nd YearMemberAll-RounderActiveNo
Taniguchi2nd YearMember?ActiveNo
Onoda Sakamichi1st YearMemberClimberActiveYes
Imaizumi Shunsuke1st YearMemberAll-RounderActiveYes
Naruko Shoukichi1st YearMemberSprinterActiveYes
Kanzaki Miki1st YearManager-Active-
Sugimoto Terufumi1st YearMemberSprinterActiveNo
Kawada Takuya1st YearMember?ResignedNo
Sakurai Tsuyoshi1st YearMember?ActiveNo

Year 2 Generation

Member Name Grade Role Type Status Selected for IH?
Pierre-Coach-Active-
Teshima Junta3rd YearCaptainClimberActiveYes
Aoyagi Hajime3rd YearVice-CaptainSprinterActiveYes
Koga Kimitaka3rd YearMemberAll-RounderActiveNo
Onoda Sakamichi2nd YearMemberClimberActiveYes
Imaizumi Shunsuke2nd YearMemberAll-RounderActiveYes
Naruko Shoukichi2nd YearMemberAll-RounderActiveYes
Kanzaki Miki2nd YearManager-Active-
Sugimoto Terufumi2nd YearMemberSprinterActiveNo
Kaburagi Issa1st YearMemberSprinterActiveYes
Danchiku Ryuuhou1st YearMember?ActiveNo
Sugimoto Sadatoki1st YearMember?ActiveNo
Gorizou1st YearMemberSprinterActiveNo
Sawada1st YearMemberSprinterActiveNo
Tokumoto1st YearMember?ActiveNo
Haraguchi1st YearMember?ActiveNo
Hirata1st YearMember?ActiveNo
Shimoyama1st YearMember?ActiveNo
Akai1st YearMember?ActiveNo
Morimizo1st YearMember?ActiveNo
Ooshiba1st YearMember?ActiveNo
Shimisugawa1st YearMember?ActiveNo
Hirotoko1st YearMember?ActiveNo
Aiba1st YearMember?ActiveNo
Komisaki1st YearMember?ActiveNo

Club Known Achievements

Year Race Progress Winner
2 Years Pre-Series19th Annual Minegayama Hill ClimbGoal LineMakishima Yusuke
2 Years Pre-SeriesLast Autumn RaceGoal LineTadokoro Jin
1 Year Pre-SeriesOkuchichibu Hill ClimbGoal LineMakishima Yusuke
Year 141st Inter High Qualifiers - Chiba PrefectureGoal LineKinjou Shingo
Year 141st Summer Inter HighFirst Day Sprinter CheckpointTadokoro Jin
Year 141st Summer Inter HighFirst Day Goal LineKinjou Shingo
Year 141st Summer Inter HighThird Day Climber CheckpointImaizumi Shunsuke
Year 141st Summer Inter High]Third Day Goal LineOnoda Sakamichi
Year 121st Annual Minegayama Hill ClimbGoal LineOnoda Sakamichi
Year 1Bay Coastline Criterium RaceGoal LineTadokoro Jin
Year 242nd Inter High Qualifiers - Chiba PrefectureGoal LineKaburagi Issa
Year 242nd Summer Inter HighThird Day Goal LineOnoda 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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