Tour de Okinawa

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Tour de Okinawa
Race details
Date November
Region Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Local name(s) ツール・ド・おきなわ (Japanese)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Asia Tour 1.2
Type Classic one-day race
Organiser Japan Cycling Federation
History
First edition 1989 (1989)
Editions 28 (as of 2016)
First winner  Kazuo Ōishi (JPN)
Most wins  Wong Kam-po (HKG)
(4 wins)
Most recent  Nariyuki Masuda (JPN)

The Tour de Okinawa (ツール・ド・おきなわ?, Tsūru do Okinawa) is an annual professional road bicycle racing classic one-day race held in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It was first started in 1989 as an amateur race, but became professional in 1999. It became part of the UCI Asia Tour in 2005. Until 2007, it was a one-day race, billing itself as the longest single-day course in Japan, but was transformed into a two-day stage race in 2008, its UCI category changing from 1.2 to 2.2.[1] In 2008, the first day was a criterium,[1] but from 2009, it was changed to a time trial run on the streets of Nago.[2] The 2010 edition extended the second stage to 210 kilometers.[3] The 2012 edition again returned to a single-day event.[4]

In addition to the main international champion race, there is also a women's and junior international race, as well as several amateur races.[3]

Past winners[edit]

General classification[edit]

Rider Team
1989 Japan Ōishi, KazuoKazuo Ōishi (JPN)
1990 Japan Miura, KyōshiKyōshi Miura (JPN)
1991 Japan Yamada, TakahiroTakahiro Yamada (JPN)
1992 Italy Tarocco, GianlucaGianluca Tarocco (ITA)
1993 Japan Yamada, TakahiroTakahiro Yamada (JPN)
1994 Japan Fujino, TomokazuTomokazu Fujino (JPN)
1995 Hong Kong Kam-po, WongWong Kam-po (HKG)
1996 Japan Hashikawa, KenKen Hashikawa (JPN)
1997 Japan Fujino, TomokazuTomokazu Fujino (JPN)
1998 Hong Kong Kam-po, WongWong Kam-po (HKG)
1999 Canada Walters, MarkMark Walters (CAN) Canada (national team)
2000 Hong Kong Kam-po, WongWong Kam-po (HKG) Hong Kong (national team)
2001 Japan Iijima, MakotoMakoto Iijima (JPN) Sumita Ravanello Pearl Izumi
2002 Australia Redenbach, PaulPaul Redenbach (AUS) Giant Asia Racing Team
2003 Japan Okazaki, KazuyaKazuya Okazaki (JPN) Team Nippon Hodo
2004 Hong Kong Kam-po, WongWong Kam-po (HKG) Hong Kong (national team)
2005 Japan Tashiro, YasutakaYasutaka Tashiro (JPN) Team Bridgestone Anchor
2006 Japan Miyazawa, TakashiTakashi Miyazawa (JPN) Cycle Racing Team Vang
2007 Japan Miyazawa, TakashiTakashi Miyazawa (JPN) Nippo Corporation-Meitan Hompo co. LTD-Asada
2008 Japan Arashiro, YukiyaYukiya Arashiro (JPN) Meitan Hompo-GDR
2009 Japan Itami, KenjiKenji Itami (JPN) Bridgestone–Anchor
2010 Japan Fukushima, ShinichiShinichi Fukushima (JPN) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
2011 Japan Mori, KazuhiroKazuhiro Mori (JPN) Aisan Racing Team
2012 Australia Palmer, ThomasThomas Palmer (AUS) Drapac Cycling
2013 Japan Hatsuyama, ShoSho Hatsuyama (JPN) Bridgestone–Anchor
2014 Japan Masuda, NariyukiNariyuki Masuda (JPN) Utsunomiya Blitzen
2015 New Zealand Christie, JasonJason Christie (NZL) Avanti Racing Team
2016 Japan Masuda, NariyukiNariyuki Masuda (JPN) Utsunomiya Blitzen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ayano, Makoto (7 November 2008). "Tour de Okinawa 2008 midokoro" (in Japanese). Cycling Time. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Suzaki, Nobuhiro (7 November 2009). "Tsūru do Okinawa 2009 rēsu purebyū" (in Japanese). Cycling Time. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Tsūru do Okinawa taikai jōhō" (in Japanese). Cyclowired. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Shīzun saigo no biggu rēsu". Cyclowired (in Japanese). Retrieved 26 November 2012. 

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