Japan Cup (cycling)

For the thoroughbred racehorse event, see Japan Cup.
Japan Cup
Race details
Date October
Region Japan
Local name(s) ジャパンカップサイクルロードレース (Japanese)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Asia Tour 1.HC
Type Classic one-day race
First edition 1992 (1992)
Editions 25 (as of 2016)
First winner  Hendrik Redant (BEL)
Most wins  Claudio Chiappucci (ITA)
 Sergio Barbero (ITA)
(3 wins)
Most recent  Davide Villella (ITA)

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.

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 winners

General classification

Rider Team
1992 Belgium Redant, HendrikHendrik Redant (BEL) Lotto–Mavic–MBK
1993 Italy Chiappucci, ClaudioClaudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1994 Italy Chiappucci, ClaudioClaudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1995 Italy Chiappucci, ClaudioClaudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1996 Switzerland Gianetti, MauroMauro Gianetti (SUI) Team Polti
1997 Japan Abe, YoshiyukiYoshiyuki Abe (JPN) Mapei–GB
1998 Belgium De Waele, FabienFabien De Waele (BEL) Lotto–Mobistar
1999 Italy Barbero, SergioSergio Barbero (ITA) Mercatone Uno–Bianchi
2000 Italy Codol, MassimoMassimo Codol (ITA) Lampre–Daikin
2001 Italy Simoni, GilbertoGilberto Simoni (ITA) Lampre–Daikin
2002 Italy Barbero, SergioSergio Barbero (ITA) Lampre–Daikin
2003 Italy Barbero, SergioSergio Barbero (ITA) Lampre
2004 Germany Sinkewitz, PatrikPatrik Sinkewitz (GER) Quick-Step–Davitamon
2005 Italy Cunego, DamianoDamiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre–Caffita
2006 Italy Riccò, RiccardoRiccardo Riccò (ITA) Saunier Duval–Prodir
2007 Italy Mori, ManueleManuele Mori (ITA) Saunier Duval–Prodir
2008 Italy Cunego, DamianoDamiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre
2009 Denmark Sorensen, Chris AnkerChris Anker Sørensen (DEN) Team Saxo Bank
2010 Republic of Ireland Martin, DanDan Martin (IRL) Garmin–Transitions
2011 Australia Haas, NathanNathan Haas (AUS) Genesys Wealth Advisers
2012 Italy Basso, IvanIvan Basso (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale
2013 New Zealand Bauer, JackJack Bauer (NZL) Garmin–Sharp
2014 Australia Haas, NathanNathan Haas (AUS) Garmin–Sharp
2015 Netherlands Mollema, BaukeBauke Mollema (NED) Trek Factory Racing
2016 Italy Villella, DavideDavide Villella (ITA) Cannondale–Drapac


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