Japan Cup (cycling)

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Japan Cup
Race details
Date October
Region Japan
Local name(s) ジャパンカップサイクルロードレース (in Japanese)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Asia Tour 1.HC
Type Classic one-day race
First edition 1992 (1992)
Editions 27 (as of 2018)
First winner  Hendrik Redant (BEL)
Most wins  Claudio Chiappucci (ITA)
 Sergio Barbero (ITA)
(3 wins)
Most recent  Rob Power (AUS)

The Japan Cup Cycle Road Race is an annual professional road bicycle racing classic one-day race held in the city of Utsunomiya in Japan since 1992. The race usually held in October each year. It is sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI) as a 1.HC (hors category) race as part of the UCI Asia Tour.

The race is held at a circuit around the Utsunomiya Forest Park where 1990 UCI Road World Championships took place.

Japan Cup was a round of 1996 UCI Road World Cup.

Since 2010, an exhibition criterium race Japan Cup Criterium is held in downtown Utsunomiya on the day before the UCI road race.

Past winners

Rider Team
1992 Belgium Hendrik Redant (BEL) Lotto–Mavic–MBK
1993 Italy Claudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1994 Italy Claudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1995 Italy Claudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1996 Switzerland Mauro Gianetti (SUI) Team Polti
1997 Japan Yoshiyuki Abe (JPN) Mapei–GB
1998 Belgium Fabien De Waele (BEL) Lotto–Mobistar
1999 Italy Sergio Barbero (ITA) Mercatone Uno–Bianchi
2000 Italy Massimo Codol (ITA) Lampre–Daikin
2001 Italy Gilberto Simoni (ITA) Lampre–Daikin
2002 Italy Sergio Barbero (ITA) Lampre–Daikin
2003 Italy Sergio Barbero (ITA) Lampre
2004 Germany Patrik Sinkewitz (GER) Quick-Step–Davitamon
2005 Italy Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre–Caffita
2006 Italy Riccardo Riccò (ITA) Saunier Duval–Prodir
2007 Italy Manuele Mori (ITA) Saunier Duval–Prodir
2008 Italy Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre
2009 Denmark Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN) Team Saxo Bank
2010 Republic of Ireland Dan Martin (IRL) Garmin–Transitions
2011 Australia Nathan Haas (AUS) Genesys Wealth Advisers
2012 Italy Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale
2013 New Zealand Jack Bauer (NZL) Garmin–Sharp
2014 Australia Nathan Haas (AUS) Garmin–Sharp
2015 Netherlands Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek Factory Racing
2016 Italy Davide Villella (ITA) Cannondale–Drapac
2017 Italy Marco Canola (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini
2018 Australia Rob Power (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott


External links

  • Official website
  • Japan Cup palmares at Cycling Archives
  • Statistics at the-sports.org
  • Japan Cup at cqranking.com
  • Media related to Japan Cup Cycle Road Race at Wikimedia Commons

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