Tour of Japan
|Local name(s)||ツアー・オブ・ジャパン (Japanese)|
|Competition||UCI Asia Tour 2.1|
|Editions||19 (as of 2016)|
|First winner||Jean-Philippe Duracka (FRA)|
|Most wins|| Fortunato Baliani (ITA)
Samad Pourseyedi (IRI) (2 wins)
|Most recent||Óscar Pujol (ESP)|
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 2.1 category race.
As the UCI stage race system was reformed in 2005, it was included in UCI Asia Tour as a category 2.2 event. It became category 2.1 since 2013.
- Murayama, Goro (March 2013). 日本における自転車ロードレース『ツアー・オブ・ジャパン』の歴史 [The history of the bicycle road race in Japan, about “Tour of Japan”] (PDF). 自転車文化センター研究報告書 (in Japanese). Bicycle Culture Center (5).
- "2001 6th Tour of Japan". Tour of Japan Organizing Committee. Retrieved June 9, 2016.
- Official website
- Tour of Japan palmares at Cycling Archives
- Statistics at the-sports.org
- Tour of Japan at cqranking.com
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