Tour de Hokkaido

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Tour de Hokkaido
Race details
RegionHokkaido, Japan
English nameTour of Hokkaido
Local name(s)ツール・ド・北海道 (in Japanese)
CompetitionUCI Asia Tour 2.2
TypeStage race
OrganiserTour de Hokkaido Association
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First edition1987 (1987)
Editions33 (as of 2022)
First winner Matsuyoshi Takahashi (JPN)
Most wins Daisuke Imanaka (JPN) (3 wins)
Most recent Yusuke Kadota (JPN)

The Tour de Hokkaido is an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Hokkaido, Japan since 1987 as part of the UCI Asia Tour. It is rated by the International Cycling Union (UCI) as a 2.2 category race.

The event for 2018 was canceled due to the earthquake which occurred the day before the race. In 2020 and 2021, the race was canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2023, a traffic accident that caused the death of a participant forced the interruption of the 1st stage in midway and the cancellation of the following stages of the event.[1][2]

Past winners[edit]

General classification[edit]

Year Country Rider Team
1987  Japan Matsuyoshi Takahashi
1988  Japan Kazuya Hashizume
1989  Japan Kazuo Ohishi
1990  Japan Daisuke Imanaka
1991  Japan Daisuke Imanaka
1992  Ireland Stephen Spratt
1993  Japan Daisuke Imanaka
1994  Japan Naoshi Ono
1995  Italy Andrea Giudotti
1996  Canada Eric Wohlberg
1997  Italy Michele Colleoni
1998  Japan Hideto Yukinari
1999  Japan Ken Hashikawa
2000  Canada Eric Wohlberg Shaklee
2001  Ireland David McCann Ceresit–CCC–Mat
2002  Italy Simone Mori Jura Suisse
2003  Japan Satoshi Hirose Nippon Hodo
2004  Hong Kong Wong Kam-po Sumita Ravanello Pi
2005  Italy Eddy Ratti Team Nippo
2006  Japan Taiji Nishitani Aisan Racing Team
2007  Germany Henri Werner Team Sachsen
2008  Japan Takashi Miyazawa Meitan Hompo-GDR
2009  Japan Takashi Miyazawa EQA-Meitan Hompo-Graphite Design
2010  Japan Miyataka Shimizu Bridgestone–Anchor
2011  Colombia Miguel Ángel Rubiano D'Angelo & Antenucci–Nippo
2012  Argentina Maximiliano Richeze Team Nippo
2013  France Thomas Lebas Bridgestone–Anchor
2014  Australia Joshua Prete Team Budget Forklifts
2015  Italy Riccardo Stacchiotti Nippo–Vini Fantini
2016  Japan Nariyuki Masuda Utsunomiya Blitzen
2017  Spain Marcos García Kinan Cycling Team
2018 No race due to 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake
2019  Italy Filippo Zaccanti Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè
2020 No race due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 No race due to COVID-19 pandemic
2022  Japan Yusuke Kadota EF Education–Nippo Development Team
2023 No race due to fatal accident in Stage 1


  1. ^ "Tour de Hokkaido 2023, rider hit by a car during the first stage: he is serious in hospital, race canceled". 9 September 2023. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  2. ^ ツール・ド・北海道2023 競技中の事故につきまして. Tour de Hokkaido (in Japanese). 9 September 2023. Retrieved 12 September 2023.

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