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Tour de Kyushu

Tour de Kyushu
Race details
DateOctober
RegionKyushu, Japan
English nameTour of Kyushu
Local name(s)ツール・ド・九州 (in Japanese)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Asia Tour 2.1
TypeStage race
OrganiserTour de Kyushu Association
Web sitewww.tourdekyushu.asia Edit this at Wikidata
History
First editionOctober 2023 (October 2023)
Editions1 (as of 2023)
First winner Andrey Zeits (KAZ)
Most winsNo repeat winners
Most recent Andrey Zeits (KAZ)

The Tour de Kyushu is an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Kyushu, Japan for the first time in October 2023, as part of the UCI Asia Tour.[1][2] It is rated by the International Cycling Union (UCI) as a 2.1 category race.[3] The race was created to showcase the recovery from recent disasters in Kyushu.[4]

2023 edition

The main sponsor for the 2023 edition will be the Mynavi Corporation [ja].[5] Three-stages will make up the race plus a pre race criterium.[6] The Criterium will be multiple laps of a small city circuit for a total of 45km.[7] Stage 1 will be a 145km route from Kitakyushu to Ōmuta.[8] Stage 2 will be 120km and be on hilly terrain going through the Aso Mountains, starting in Minami Oguni and ending in Minami Aso.[9] The final stage of the race will be a stage for the sprinters of 135km starting with a decent followed by laps of a circuit around Hita to finish.[10]

In preparation for the Race in 2023 the organisers ran a virtual race with segments from each of the stages.[11]

Winners

Year Country Rider Team
2023  Kazakhstan Andrey Zeits Astana Qazaqstan Team

References

  1. ^ "WHAT IS A BICYCLE RACE | OUTLINE | 【公式】マイナビ ツールド九州2023|九州の持続可能な未来のために". www.tourdekyushu.asia. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
  2. ^ "Southern Japan aims to lure foreign cyclists through bike race". Nikkei Asia. Retrieved 2023-02-25.
  3. ^ "Tour de Kyushu". UCI (in French). Retrieved 2023-02-25.
  4. ^ "IMPLEMENTATION OUTLINE | OUTLINE | 【公式】マイナビ ツールド九州2023|九州の持続可能な未来のために". www.tourdekyushu.asia. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Announcing the Sponsors for the Tour de Kyushu 2023. The Event will be Called "MYNAVI Tour de Kyushu 2023"|【公式】マイナビ ツールド九州2023|九州の持続可能な未来のために". www.tourdekyushu.asia. 27 January 2023. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
  6. ^ "STAGES | 【公式】マイナビ ツールド九州2023|九州の持続可能な未来のために". www.tourdekyushu.asia. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
  7. ^ "KOKURA criterium | STAGES | 【公式】マイナビ ツールド九州2023|九州の持続可能な未来のために". www.tourdekyushu.asia. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
  8. ^ "FUKUOKA stage | STAGES | 【公式】マイナビ ツールド九州2023|九州の持続可能な未来のために". www.tourdekyushu.asia. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
  9. ^ "KUMAMOTO stage | STAGES | 【公式】マイナビ ツールド九州2023|九州の持続可能な未来のために". www.tourdekyushu.asia. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
  10. ^ "OITA stage | STAGES | 【公式】マイナビ ツールド九州2023|九州の持続可能な未来のために". www.tourdekyushu.asia. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
  11. ^ "VIRTUAL TOUR DE KYUSHU 2023 [FUKUOKA] CHALLENGE". ROUVY. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
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