09.06 FRI - 09.08 SUN


The Tour de Hokkaido, initially held in 1987 as the first stage race in Japan, marks the 33rd anniversary, and the 23rd as the international race registered in the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) this year.

"Stage race" is the most spectacular and popular among cycling races. This event is held as a ME 2.2 race authorized by the UCI, and is one of the greatest cycling races in Japan. Highly evaluated as an event that UCI ranking points are awarded, the race aims to provide an opportunity for Japanese leading riders striving for the world stage, to serve as an arena for training young promising riders and to develop a wide range of personnel involved with cycle road races in Japan.

This event also aims to contribute to the development of tourism and industry, the promotion of culture, the improvement of the quality of life and reinforcement of the health and physical strength of the citizens especially by capitalizing on Hokkaido's natural resources. It also strives to promote cycling sports in general and to popularize the use of bicycles in Japan.


Event Name TOUR DE HOKKAIDO 2019
Organizer Tour de Hokkaido Association
Japan Cycling Federation
Supporting Organization Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism/ Japan Sports Agency / Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Hokkaido Government / Hokkaido Association of City Mayors / Hokkaido Association of Towns and Villages / JKA / Japan Sport Association /Japanese Olympic Committee / Bicycling Popularization Association of Japan / Bicycle Association / Sapporo Station of Japan Broadcasting Cooperation(NHK) / Hokkaido Television Broadcasting / Hokkaido Economic Federation / The Federation of Hokkaido Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Hokkaido Tourism Organization / Associated General Constructors of Hokkaido Inc. / Hokkaido Pavement Association / Japan Road Contractors Association Hokkaido branch / Hokkaido Asphalt Mixture Association / Hokkaido Bus Association / Hokkaido Trucking Association
Special Cooperating
The Hokkaido Shimbun Press
Cooperating Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau / Hokkaido
Organization Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry / Asahikawa / Furano / Obihiro / Kitami / Higashikagura / Tohma / Aibetsu / Kamikawa / Higashikawa / Biei / Kamifurano / Nakafurano / Minamifurano / Kunneppu / Oketo / Engaru / Otofuke / Shihoro / Kamishihoro / Shintoku / Hokkaido Sports Association / Hokkaido Traffic Safety Association / Hokkaido Cycling Federation / Hokkaido Commercial Cooperative of Bicycles and Light Cars / Hokkaido Bicycle Association / Hokkaido Cycling Association / Hokkaido Cross Country Skiing Association
Special sponsorship NIPPO Co. Ltd / ROYCE Confect Co. Ltd / SUBARU Co. Ltd

Event Schedule



Opening Ceremony Asahikawa  
Stage1 Road Race Asahikawa - Shintoku 185km



Stage2 Road Race Obihiro – Kitami(Rubeshibe) 174km



Stage3 Road Race Kitami – Tohma 182km
Overall Awards Ceremony Tohma  

Race Course




More detailed course map is here (kmz file).

Course Elevation

The following is figure of course elevation profile.




The following is the detailed data of the Tour de Hokkaido 2019 course elevation profile. (Excel File)

TDH2019_Course Profile.xlsx


(1) Race Operations
Preparation and operation of the race will be conducted by the "Tour de Hokkaido 2019 Executive Committee". The race operation will be conducted by the delegated official.
(2) Participation and Invitation Condition
The TOUR DE HOKKAIDO 2019 is open to UCI Professional Continental teams, UCI Continental teams, national teams and regional teams/club teams.
20 teams: 
5 riders and 3 team officials (team manager and others)
6 teams from overseas and 14 domestic teams. 
(3) Regulation
All stage races comply with UCI Regulations and Specific Regulations of the Tour de Hokkaido. The team general classification shall be calculated on the basis of the sum of the three best individual times from each team in each stage ridden.
Riders who have dropped 20 minutes behind the leading riders shall be eliminated and picked up on the sag wagon.
(4) Anti-doping Rules
The Anti-doping control will be conducted according to the UCI Anti-doping Rules.
(5) Prizes
Prizes and points will be awarded according to the 2019 UCI Financial Obligations and 2019 UCI Regulations
Stage: Individual Classification by Time and Individual Classification of Hill-Climber
Overall: General Individual Classification by Time, General Individual Classification by Points, General Individual Classification of Best Hill-Climber, General Team Classification by Time and U26 General Team Classification by Time. The winner of General Individual Classification by Time will receive Hokkaido Cup.