Tour of Japan

  • 2016 Tour of Japan launch: teams and route announced

    by - Apr 1, 2016
    WorldTeam Lampre – Merida will headline the 19th Tour of Japan which is scheduled to be held from 29 May – 05 June and will once again feature the iconic Mt Fuji climb....Read More
  • 2013 Tour of Japan stage 6: Tokyo

    by - May 26, 2013
    It was his stage for the taking and Taiji Nishitani nailed it. Nippo – De Rosa’s Fortunato Baliani clinched his second Tour of Japan title, while the race’s sole ProTeam, Lampre-Merida, will leave Tokyo almost empty-handed....Read More
  • 2013 Tour of Japan stage 5: Izu

    by - May 26, 2013
    Stage wins in the OceaniaTour and AsiaTour have already been tucked away in Nathan Earle’s pocket for 2013, but the Tasmanian can now add a Tour of Japan stage to his palmarès, which gets more impressive,...
  • 2013 Tour of Japan stage 4: Fujisan

    by - May 25, 2013
    “Improve my time trialling”. Blended inconspicuously into the profile page of Huon Genesys’ Ben Dyball, this simple statement, summarising Dyball’s overarching 2013 objective, today manifested in the 24 year old’s biggest win in his relatively short...
  • 2013 Tour of Japan stage 3: Minami-Shinshu

    by - May 23, 2013
    The rays of sun beaming down from the heavens still could not evaporate the mist of forthcoming devastation that enshrouded the peloton. Based on the same stage last year, some riders must have known their fate...
  • 2013 Tour of Japan stage 2: Mino

    by - May 22, 2013
    ProTeam Lampre-Merida meticulously closed down a dangerous two-man break in the final kilometres of today’s 160.7km second stage – the racest longest – but their final lead-out was not enough to overcome the strength of Korean...
  • 2013 Tour of Japan stage 1: Sakai ITT

    by - May 19, 2013
    Winner of the final stage of last year’s Tour of Japan, Aisan Racing Team’s Taiji Nishitani picked up where he left off, putting his long-range sprinting ability to good use with a strong ITT performance in today’s...
  • 2013 Tour of Japan preview

    by - May 12, 2013
    Newly upgraded to UCI2.1 status for 2013, the 16th edition of the Tour of Japan looks certain to be a cracking race. From 19-26 May, 16 teams, including Italian ProTeam Lampre-Merida, will tackle a challenging 582-kilometre...
  • 2012 Tour of Japan stage 6: Tokyo

    by - May 28, 2012
    A reported 120,000 people were clumped and dotted along the seven kilometer circuit hosting today’s final Tour of Japan stage in Hibiya district, Tokyo. A bunch sprint, won by Aisan Racing Team’s Taiji Nishitani, was the perfect...
  • 2012 Tour of Japan stage 5: Izu

    by - May 27, 2012
    Sure, Friday’s stage up Fujisan was steep, but today’s 146.4 kilometer course was thirteen times longer with three times more elevation gain. Tour of Japan’s fifth stage took place in “a bicycle theme park sequestered in 1.68 million square...