Tour of Japan

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Tour of Japan
Race details
Date May
Region Japan
Local name(s) ツアー・オブ・ジャパン (Japanese)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Asia Tour 2.2
Type Stage race
History
First edition 1996 (1996)
Editions 17 (as of 2014)
First winner  Jean-Philippe Duracka (FRA)
Most wins  Fortunato Baliani (ITA) (2 wins)
Most recent  Samad Pourseyedi (IRI)

The Tour of Japan is an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Japan since 1996 as part of the UCI Asia Tour. It is sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI) as a 2.2 category race.

Past winners[edit]

General classification[edit]

Rider Team
1996 France Duracka, Jean PhilippeJean-Philippe Duracka (FRA) France (national team)
1997 United States Bowen, BartBart Bowen (USA) Saturn
1998 United States McCormack, FrankFrank McCormack (USA) Saturn
1999 Poland Sypytkowski, AndrzejAndrzej Sypytkowski (POL) Mróz
2000 Switzerland Gianetti, MauroMauro Gianetti (SUI) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
2001 Poland Niedźwiecki, PawełPaweł Niedźwiecki (POL) Mróz-Supradyn Witaminy
2002 Ukraine Klymenko, OleksandrOleksandr Klymenko (UKR) Mróz-Supradyn Witaminy
2003 No race
2004 Japan Fukushima, ShinichiShinichi Fukushima (JPN) Bridgestone Anchor
2005 Colombia Cardenas, FelixFélix Cárdenas (COL) Barloworld
2006 Ukraine Duma, VladimirVladimir Duma (UKR) C.B. Immobiliare-Universal Caffè
2007 Italy Masciarelli, FrancescoFrancesco Masciarelli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo
2008 Australia Meyer, CameronCameron Meyer (AUS) SouthAustralia.com-AIS
2009 Spain Pardilla, SergioSergio Pardilla (ESP) Carmiooro A Style
2010 Italy Salerno, CristianoCristiano Salerno (ITA) De Rosa-Stac Plastic
2011 No race
2012 Italy Baliani, FortunatoFortunato Baliani (ITA) Team Nippo
2013 Italy Baliani, FortunatoFortunato Baliani (ITA) Team Nippo-De Rosa
2014 Iran Pourseyedi, SamadSamad Pourseyedi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team

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