Tour De France SAITAMA CRITERIUM

27th October The city of Saitama, Japan

About “Tour de France SAITAMA CRITERIUM”

“Tour de France SAITAMA CRITERIUM” has been held in the city of Saitama, Japan since 2013, the event the world carries the prestige of Tour de France and the 7th edition of the event will be upcoming in 27th October 2019.

The race is set on the closed circuit in the center of Saitama city in which international top riders, who won various classifications of 2019 Tour de France, and Japanese leading riders compete with each other and gain attention from the approximately 100 thousand excited spectators.?

On the day before the race, cultural exchange events are held in Saitama, which the riders experience Japanese traditional cultures.

“Tour de France SAITAMA CRITERIUM” is a meaningful international event which presents “SAITAMA” to the world.

2019 Event Outline

Event name 2019 Tour de France SAITAMA CRITERIUM
Organizer Saitama Sports Commission
Co-organizers Saitama Prefecture, Saitama City, Saitama Tourisms and International Relations Bureau, A.S.O.(Amaury Sport Organisation)
Management 2019 SAITAMA CRITERIUM Promotion Committee
Race management Japan Cycling Federation
Event date Sunday,27th October,2019
Venue Around Saitama Shintoshin station, saitama city, Japan
Event contents
  • Criterium Race
  • Events for the Growth of Cycling
  • Events for the General public
  • Sponsor Booths
  • Stage Events
  • Public Viewing
  • Welcome Events for International Riders

Race results (2013-2018 editions)

2018

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Rank Bib Name / Nat / Team Time
1 11 Alejandro VALVERDE / ESP / MOV 01'20'13""
2 1 Geraint THOMAS / GBR / SKY +00"
3 61 Yukiya ARASHIRO/ JPN / TDF +06"
4 21 Vincenzo NIBALI/ ITA / TBM +22"
5 62 Fumiyuki BEPPU/ JPN / TDF +22"
6 41 Marcel KITTEL/ GER / TKA +50"
7 51 Alexander KRISTOFF/ NOR / UAD +50"
8 31 Matteo TRENTIN / ITA / MTS +50"
9 114 Kota YOKOYAMA/ JPN / SMN +50"
10 94 Rei ONODERA/ JPN / BLZ +50"

2017

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Rank Bib Name / Nat / Team Time
1 41 Mark CAVENDISH / GBR / DDD 01'25'07"
2 51 Fumiyuki BEPPU / JPN / TDF +00"
3 81 Yusuke HATANAKA / JPN / UKO +00"
4 21 Warren BARGUIL / FRA / SUN +00"
5 12 Alberto BETTIOL / ITA / CDT +00"
6 3 Michal KWIATKOWSKI / POL / SKY +00"
7 62 Michael SCHAR / SUI / BMC +00"
8 34 Julien VERMOTE / BEL / QST +00"
9 43 Nathan HAAS / AUS / DDD +00"
10 124 Hayato OKAMOTO / JPN / AIS +00"

2016

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Rank Bib Name / Nat / Team Time
1 11 Peter SAGAN / SVK / TNK 01'22'02'"
2 81 Sho HATSUYAMA / JPN / BGT +00"
3 1 Christopher FROOME / GBR / SKY +00"
4 21 Adam YATES / GBR / OBE ?+05"
5 41 Marcel KITTEL / GER / EQS +12"
6 33 Samuel DUMOULIN / FRA / ALM +12"
7 62 Fumiyuki BEPPU /JPN / TDF +12"
8 102 Shimpei FUKUDA / JPN / AIS +12"
9 52 Zico WAEYTENS / BEL / TGA +12"
10 31 Romain BARDET / FRA / ALM +12"

2015

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Rank Bib Name / Nat / Team Time
1 61 John DEGENKOLB / GER / GIA 1h19'30"
2 21 Fumiyuki BEPPU / JPN / TFR +00"
3 1 Christopher FROOME / GBR / SKY +00"
4 31 Joaquim RODRIQUEZ / ESP / KTS ?+00"
5 41 Romain BARDET / FRA / ALM +00"
6 11 Yukiya ARASHIRO / JPN / EUC +00"
7 53 Petr VAKOC /CZE / EQS +22"
8 23 Marco COLEDAN / ITA / TFR +22"
9 111 Yasuharu NAKAJIMA / JPN / AIS +22"
10 71 Ryutaro NAKAMURA / JPN / SAI +22"
11 101 Kazushige KUBOKI / JPN / UKO +24"

2014

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Rank Bib Name / Nat / Team Time
1 41 Marcel KITTEL / GER / GIA 1h24'39"
2 12 Peter SAGAN / SVK / CAN +00"
3 62 Alexander KRISTOFF / NOR / KAT +00"
4 71 Arnaud DEMARE / FRA / FDJ ?+00"
5 81 Yukiya ARASHIRO / JPN / TDF +00"
6 32 Romain BARDET / FRA / ALM +00"
7 4 Valerio AGNOLI / ITA / AST +02"
8 43 Koen DE KORT / NED / GIA +05"
9 1 Vincenzo NIBALI /ITA / AST +05"
10 82 Fumiyuki BEPPU / JPN / TDF +10"

2013

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Rank Bib Name / Nat / Team Time
1 1 Cristopher FROOME / GBR / SKY 1h17‘10"
2 21 Peter SAGAN / SVK / CAN +07"
3 11 Rui Alberto COSTA / POR / MOV +07"
4 34 Tom VEELERS / NED / ARG ?+12"
5 92 Kazushige KUBOKI / JPN / JPN +12"
6 83 Yasuharu NAKAJIMA / JPN / JPN +12"
7 104 Masanari KOMURO / JPN / JPN +12"
8 84 Taiji NISHITANI / JPN / JPN +12"
9 87 Hayato YOSHIDA / JPN / JPN +12"
10 12 Alejandro VALVERDE / ESP / MOV +12"

Japanese traditional Culture Experience in Saitama city

International riders visited several historical sights in Saitama city and they directly experienced Japanese traditional cultures on the day before the race.

2018

Japanese drum experience

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Taking a swing during the baseball experience

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Riders wearing their original baseball uniform

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Trying Falconry at Iwatsuki prefecture

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2017

Catching an Japanese eel with bare hands

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Traditional ninja and samurai costume

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Group photo with International riders at the welcoming event

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Sword battle experience

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2016

Traditional ''Japanese KIMONO'' Costume Experience

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Reproduction of Iwatsuki Jumbo Hina Dolls Display

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Reproduction of Iwatsuki Jumbo Hina Dolls Display

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Rice-cake Pounding Experience

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2015

Visit to OMIYA BUDOKAN

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Japanese traditional harp performed by the high school students of Saitama city

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Japanese traditional archery experience

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Visit to OMIYA Railway museum

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2014

Visit to Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine

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Japanese Calligraphy Experience

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Tea Ceremony Experience

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2013

SUMO Experience

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Visit to The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum

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Access

Shintoshin , Chuo-ku Saitama-shi, Saitama, 330-0081, Japan