Tour de Hokkaido will be held from 1st to 3rd September, 2016. This is a cycling event for professional cyclists. Started from October in 1987, this year is the 30th anniversary for this special event. Tour de Hokkaido has been approved as part of the UCI Asia Tour. Niseko will be one of the destinations for the 3-day competition. Total length of the course is 511 km. The event has a multi-stage race format similar to Tour de France, and each team is made up of 5 riders.
|Stage||Date||Starting Point||Finish Location||Distance|
|1||1st September||Toyohira River, Sapporo City||Toyohira River, Sapporo City||1 km |
(individual time trial)
|2||1st September||APA Hotel and Resort, Sapporo City||Kutchan Town||111 km (road race)|
|3||2nd September||Grand Hirafu Ski Resort||Grand Hirafu Ski Resort||180 km (road race)|
|4||3rd September||Grand Hirafu Ski Resort||Makomanai Park, Sapporo City||219 km (road race)|