Tour de Okinawa

The Tour de Okinawa (ツール・ド・おきなわ, Tsūru do Okinawa) is an annual professional road bicycle racingclassic 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]

Japanese one-day road cycling race
Tour de Okinawa
Race details
Date November
Region Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Local name(s) ツール・ド・おきなわ
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Asia Tour 1.2
Type Classic one-day race
Organiser Japan Cycling Federation
Web site tour-de-okinawa.jp/english/
History
First edition 1989 (1989)
Editions 31 (as of 2019)
First winner  Kazuo Ōishi (JPN)
Most wins  Wong Kam-po (HKG)
(4 wins)
Most recent  Nariyuki Masuda (JPN)

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]

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Year Country Rider Team
1989  Japan Kazuo Ōishi
1990  Japan Kyōshi Miura
1991  Japan Takahiro Yamada
1992  Italy Gianluca Tarocco
1993  Japan Takahiro Yamada
1994  Japan Tomokazu Fujino
1995  Hong Kong Wong Kam-po
1996  Japan Ken Hashikawa
1997  Japan Tomokazu Fujino
1998  Hong Kong Wong Kam-po
1999  Canada Mark Walters Canada (national team)
2000  Hong Kong Wong Kam-po Hong Kong (national team)
2001  Japan Makoto Iijima Sumita Ravanello Pearl Izumi
2002  Australia Paul Redenbach Giant Asia Racing Team
2003  Japan Kazuya Okazaki Team Nippon Hodo
2004  Hong Kong Wong Kam-po Hong Kong (national team)
2005  Japan Yasutaka Tashiro Team Bridgestone Anchor
2006  Japan Takashi Miyazawa Cycle Racing Team Vang
2007  Japan Takashi Miyazawa Nippo Corporation-Meitan Hompo co. LTD-Asada
2008  Japan Yukiya Arashiro Meitan Hompo-GDR
2009  Japan Kenji Itami Bridgestone–Anchor
2010  Japan Shinichi Fukushima Geumsan Ginseng Asia
2011  Japan Kazuhiro Mori Aisan Racing Team
2012  Australia Thomas Palmer Drapac Cycling
2013  Japan Sho Hatsuyama Bridgestone–Anchor
2014  Japan Nariyuki Masuda Utsunomiya Blitzen
2015  New Zealand Jason Christie Avanti Racing Team
2016  Japan Nariyuki Masuda Utsunomiya Blitzen
2017  Japan Junya Sano Matrix Powertag
2018  Italy Alan Marangoni Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini
2019  Japan Nariyuki Masuda Utsunomiya Blitzen
2020 No race due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 No race due to COVID-19 pandemic

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