About JAPAN CUP CYCLE ROAD RACE

Japan Cup Cycle Road Race started as a memorial road race commemorating the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Road World Championships held in Utsunomiya city in 1990. This year proudly marks the 27th annual event.

Since 2008, the Japan Cup has been certified as “Hors class” by UCI which makes it one of the most high-level races. With the criterium race set in central Utsunomiya city beginning in 2010, the Japan Cup has truly become the most important race in Asia.

Please feel the true excitement of cycle road racing brought to you by UCI WorldTeam riders and the best Japanese riders.

Outline

Event Name2018 JAPAN CUP CYCLE ROAD RACE
OrganizerUtsunomiya City
ManagementJapan Cycling Federation / Japan Cup Cycle Road Race Organizing Committee / NPO Japan Cup Cycle Road Race Association
Supporting OrganizationsMinistry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Japan Tourism Agency / Japan Sports Agency / Bicycle Utilization Promotion Headquarters / Tochigi Prefecture / JKA Foundation / Sports Nippon Newspapers Co., Ltd. / Shimotsuke Newspapers Co., Ltd. / Tochigi Television Co., Ltd. / TOCHIGI Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
Cooperating OrganizationsTochigi Prefectural Police Headquarters / Mobile Traffic Unit / Utsunomiya Central Police Station / Utsunomiya City Fire Department/Utsunomiya Inter resort HOTEL & GOLF / Lakeland Country Club / Tochigi Bus Association / Tochigi Taxi Association / Romantic Village / New Supia Tochigi / Utsunomiya Kyowa University / Sakushin Gakuin University / TOBU RAILWAY Co.,Ltd. / Seven-Eleven Japan Co.,Ltd. / NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION / DOCOMO CS,Inc


ENTRY TEAMS

UCI WorldTeams

BMC RACING TEAM[BMC/USA]
MITCHELTON – SCOTT[MTS/AUS]
TEAM EF EDUCATION FIRST - DRAPAC P/B CANNONDALE[EFD/USA]
TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO[TLJ/NED]
TREK – SEGAFREDO[TFS/USA]

UCI Professional Continental Teams

NIPPO - VINI FANTINI - EUROPA OVINI[NIP/ITA]
TEAM NOVO NORDISK[TNN/USA]
WILIER TRIESTINA - SELLE ITALIA[WIL/ITA]

UCI Continental Teams

7 ELEVEN - CLIQQ ROADBIKE PHILIPPINES[7RP/PHI]
AUSTRALIAN CYCLING ACADEMY - RIDE SUNSHINE COAST[ACA/AUS]
LJUBLJANA GUSTO XAURUM[LJU/SLO]
TERENGGANU CYCLING TEAM[TSG/MAS]
THAILAND CONTINENTAL CYCLING TEAM[TCC/THA]
KINAN CYCLING TEAM[KIN/JPN]
TEAM UKYO[UKO/JPN]
UTSUNOMIYA BLITZEN[BLZ/JPN]
MATRIX POWERTAG[MTR/JPN]
TEAM BRIDGESTONE CYCLING[BGT/JPN]
SHIMANO RACING TEAM[SMN/JPN]
NASU BLASEN[NAS/JPN]

National Team

JAPAN NATIONAL TEAM

JAPAN CUP Special Team

CRITERIUM SPECIAL RIDERS

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TEAM PRESENTATION

Photo: HAT TRICK COMPANY photo: Satoru Kato

Program

DateFriday, 19th October, 2018
VenueOrion Square

Access

8-3 Enomachi, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi, 320-0802, Japan



2018 JAPAN CUP CRITERIUM

photo: Kei Tsuji photo: Kei Tsuji

Program

DateSaturday, 20th October, 2018
VenueUtsunomiya Odori Special Course
RegulationUCI regulations and the specific regulations of this race will be applied.

Course

Course Utsunomiya Odori Special Course
Distance38.25km (2.25km x Parade Run 2 Laps + Race 15 Laps)

Course Map


Access

Babadori, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi, 320-0026, Japan



2018 JAPAN CUP CYCLE ROAD RACE

photo: Kei Tsuji photo: Kei Tsuji


Program

DateSunday, 21st October, 2018
VenueUtsunomiya City Forest Park Circuit
Race CategoryUCI Asia Tour Hors Class
RegulationUCI regulations and the specific regulations of this race will be applied.

Course

CourseUtsunomiya City Forest Park
Distance144.2km (10.3km x 14Laps)


Course Map


Elevation Profile


Estimated Lap Time

Number
of Lap
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Lap
to Go
14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Start /
Finish
10:00 10:16 10:32 10:48 11:04 11:20 11:36 11:52 12:08 12:24 12:40 12:56 13:12 13:28
Chojo 10:05 10:21 10:37 10:53 11:09 11:25 11:41 11:57 12:13 12:29 12:45 13:01 13:17 13:33
Kendo 10:08 10:24 10:40 10:56 11:13 11:29 11:45 12:01 12:17 12:33 12:49 13:05 13:21 13:37
Tano 10:11 10:27 10:43 10:59 11:15 11:31 11:47 12:03 12:19 12:35 12:51 13:07 13:23 13:39
Hagi 10:14 10:30 10:46 11:02 11:18 11:34 11:50 12:06 12:22 12:38 12:54 13:10 13:26 13:42
Start /
Finish
10:16 10:32 10:48 11:04 11:20 11:36 11:52 12:08 12:24 12:40 12:56 13:12 13:28 13:44
Distance
(km)
10.3 20.6 30.9 41.2 51.5 61.8 72.1 82.4 92.7 103 113.3 123.6 133.9 144.2

Access

Fukuokamachi, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi, 321-0342, Japan



Inquiry

JAPAN CUP CYCLE ROAD RACE Organizing Committee / Secretariat
E-Mail: info@japancup.gr.jp