Japan Cup (cycling)

  (Redirected from Japan Cup Cycle Road Race)
For the thoroughbred racehorse event, see Japan Cup.

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.

Japan Cup
Race details
Local name(s)ジャパンカップサイクルロードレース (in Japanese)
CompetitionUCI Asia Tour 1.HC
TypeClassic one-day race
Web sitewww.japancup.gr.jp Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1992 (1992)
Editions28 (as of 2019)
First winner Hendrik Redant (BEL)
Most wins Claudio Chiappucci (ITA)
 Sergio Barbero (ITA)
(3 wins)
Most recent Bauke Mollema (NED)

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 winnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1992   Belgium Hendrik Redant Lotto–Mavic–MBK
1993   Italy Claudio Chiappucci Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1994   Italy Claudio Chiappucci Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1995   Italy Claudio Chiappucci Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1996    Switzerland Mauro Gianetti Team Polti
1997   Japan Yoshiyuki Abe Mapei–GB
1998   Belgium Fabien De Waele Lotto–Mobistar
1999   Italy Sergio Barbero Mercatone Uno–Bianchi
2000   Italy Massimo Codol Lampre–Daikin
2001   Italy Gilberto Simoni Lampre–Daikin
2002   Italy Sergio Barbero Lampre–Daikin
2003   Italy Sergio Barbero Lampre
2004   Germany Patrik Sinkewitz Quick-Step–Davitamon
2005   Italy Damiano Cunego Lampre–Caffita
2006   Italy Riccardo Riccò Saunier Duval–Prodir
2007   Italy Manuele Mori Saunier Duval–Prodir
2008   Italy Damiano Cunego Lampre
2009   Denmark Chris Anker Sørensen Team Saxo Bank
2010   Ireland Dan Martin Garmin–Transitions
2011   Australia Nathan Haas Genesys Wealth Advisers
2012   Italy Ivan Basso Liquigas–Cannondale
2013   New Zealand Jack Bauer Garmin–Sharp
2014   Australia Nathan Haas Garmin–Sharp
2015   Netherlands Bauke Mollema Trek Factory Racing
2016   Italy Davide Villella Cannondale–Drapac
2017   Italy Marco Canola Nippo–Vini Fantini
2018   Australia Rob Power Mitchelton–Scott
2019   Netherlands Bauke Mollema Trek–Segafredo
2020 No race due to COVID-19 pandemic


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