Japan Cup 2017

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25th Japan Cup
Racing series UCI Asia Tour  -  Category 1.HC
Host country JapanJapan Japan
Competition period October 22, 2017
overall length 144.2 km
Starting field 70 drivers in 14 teams
(of which 47 arrived at the finish)
Overall rating 1. Marco Canola (NIP) 2:45:37 h 2. Benjamin Prades (UKO) equal time 3. Takeaki Amezawa (BLZ) equal timeItalyItaly
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The 25th Japan Cup 2017 was a Japanese road bike race . The one-day race took place on Sunday , October 22, 2017 . This bike race started and ended in Utsunomiya with a length of 144.2 km . In addition, the bike race was part of the UCI Asia Tour 2017 and was classified in the 1st HC category.

The winner was the Italian Marco Canola from Nippo-Vini Fantini in the five-man sprint ahead of Benjamin Prades from Team Ukyo . The next larger group followed, 34 seconds behind. Canola also won the 38.2 km criterion of the Japan Cup the day before .

Participating teams

UCI WorldTeams
United StatesUnited States Trek-Segafredo
United StatesUnited States Cannondale Drapac Professional Cycling Team


United StatesUnited States BMC Racing Team


NetherlandsNetherlands Team Lotto NL-Jumbo
UCI Professional Continental Teams
ItalyItaly Nippo-Vini Fantini


United StatesUnited States Team Novo Nordisk
UCI Continental Teams
JapanJapan Team Ukyo
JapanJapan Utsunomiya lightning
JapanJapan Nasu bubbles


SloveniaSlovenia Attaque Team Gusto
JapanJapan Kinan Cycling Team


JapanJapan Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team
JapanJapan Matrix Powertag
National teams
JapanJapan Japan


Around Utsunomiya a circuit of 14 laps of 10.3 kilometers each had to be tackled. On each lap you climbed Mount Kogashi , a two-kilometer climb, at the beginning of each lap. This was followed by a descent. In the end, the last two kilometers were uphill.

Race result

# driver team time
winner ItalyItaly Marco Canola Nippo-Vini Fantini 2h 45 '37 "
2. SpainSpain Benjamin Prades Team Ukyo equal time
3. JapanJapan Takeaki Amezawa Utsunomiya lightning equal time
4th NetherlandsNetherlands Antwan Tolhoek Team Lotto NL-Jumbo equal time
5. FranceFrance Thomas Lebas Kinan Cycling Team equal time
6th BelgiumBelgium Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo +0 '34 "
7th AustraliaAustralia Benjamin Hill Attaque Team Gusto equal time
8th. ItalyItaly Enrico Battaglin Team Lotto NL-Jumbo equal time
9. SwitzerlandSwitzerland Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team equal time
10. JapanJapan Yūsuke Hatanaka Team Ukyo equal time

Individual evidence

  1. Canola also wins the cup according to the criterion. In: radsport-news.com. October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017 .
  2. Preview of the races of the day / October 22nd. In: radsport-news.com. October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017 .

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