The 30th Tour de Hokkaido

The Tour de Hokkaido is holding its 30th race this coming September in a 4-staged event that runs from Sapporo to Niseko and back. The event is a UCI class 2.2 event falling into the Asia Tour category.

The event has been running since 1987 following a 5-rider team and multi-stage race format set up in likeness to the Tour de France. The event has seen increasing interest in teams interested in participating from overseas over the years and has grown into a truly lively event. The event is run concurrently along with a citizens road race, adding to the number of participants and further livening up the event.

StageStart LocationFinish LocationDistanceAward Ceremony
1Sapporo City, Toyohira River Event LocationSapporo City, Toyohira River Event Location1 km (time trial)4:00 pm
2Sapporo City, Apa Hotel and Resort SapporoKutchan Town, Kutchan Town Community Centre111 km4:15 pm
3Kutchan Town, Grand Hirafu Ski AreaKutchan Town, Grand Hirafu Ski Area180 km2:20 pm
4Kutchan Town, Grand Hirafu Ski AreaMakomanai Park219 km6:00 pm (stage ceremony) 6:20 pm (overall event)

For more information concerning the Tour de Hokkaido, see their main website. For entries into the Citizen Race category, the registration page (only available in Japanese) requests application before July 15th, 2016.