Tour de Okinawa

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Tour de Okinawa
Race details
DateNovember
RegionOkinawa Prefecture, Japan
Local name(s)ツール・ド・おきなわ (in Japanese)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Asia Tour 1.2
TypeClassic one-day race
OrganiserJapan Cycling Federation
History
First edition1989 (1989)
Editions30 (as of 2018)
First winner Kazuo Ōishi (JPN)
Most wins Wong Kam-po (HKG)
(4 wins)
Most recent Alan Marangoni (ITA)

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]

Men's winners[edit]

Rider Team
1989 Japan Kazuo Ōishi (JPN)
1990 Japan Kyōshi Miura (JPN)
1991 Japan Takahiro Yamada (JPN)
1992 Italy Gianluca Tarocco (ITA)
1993 Japan Takahiro Yamada (JPN)
1994 Japan Tomokazu Fujino (JPN)
1995 Hong Kong Wong Kam-po (HKG)
1996 Japan Ken Hashikawa (JPN)
1997 Japan Tomokazu Fujino (JPN)
1998 Hong Kong Wong Kam-po (HKG)
1999 Canada Mark Walters (CAN) Canada (national team)
2000 Hong Kong Wong Kam-po (HKG) Hong Kong (national team)
2001 Japan Makoto Iijima (JPN) Sumita Ravanello Pearl Izumi
2002 Australia Paul Redenbach (AUS) Giant Asia Racing Team
2003 Japan Kazuya Okazaki (JPN) Team Nippon Hodo
2004 Hong Kong Wong Kam-po (HKG) Hong Kong (national team)
2005 Japan Yasutaka Tashiro (JPN) Team Bridgestone Anchor
2006 Japan Takashi Miyazawa (JPN) Cycle Racing Team Vang
2007 Japan Takashi Miyazawa (JPN) Nippo Corporation-Meitan Hompo co. LTD-Asada
2008 Japan Yukiya Arashiro (JPN) Meitan Hompo-GDR
2009 Japan Kenji Itami (JPN) Bridgestone–Anchor
2010 Japan Shinichi Fukushima (JPN) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
2011 Japan Kazuhiro Mori (JPN) Aisan Racing Team
2012 Australia Thomas Palmer (AUS) Drapac Cycling
2013 Japan Sho Hatsuyama (JPN) Bridgestone–Anchor
2014 Japan Nariyuki Masuda (JPN) Utsunomiya Blitzen
2015 New Zealand Jason Christie (NZL) Avanti Racing Team
2016 Japan Nariyuki Masuda (JPN) Utsunomiya Blitzen
2017 Japan Junya Sano (JPN) Matrix Powertag
2018 Italy Alan Marangoni (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini

Women's winners[edit]

Rider Team
2008 Taiwan Ke Xin Zeng (TAI)
2009 Hong Kong Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKG) Giant Pro Cycling
2010 United States Carmen Small (USA) Colavita–Baci p/b Cooking Light
2011 Taiwan Ho Hsiung Huang (TAI)
2012 Japan Eri Yonamine (JPN)
2013 China Dongyan Huang (CHN) China Chongming–Giant Pro Cycling
2014 Japan Hiromi Kaneko (JPN)
2015 Taiwan Huang Ting-ying (TAI)
2016 Taiwan Huang Ting-ying (TAI) Servetto Footon
2017 Netherlands Ellen van Dijk (NED) WTC de Amstel
2018 Japan Eri Yonamine (JPN) Wiggle High5

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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