Japan's Largest International Cycling Race
Taking over for the “International Cycle Road Race,” which was held from 1982 to 1995, this new race was inaugurated in 1996 and has been authorized by UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale). As one of the most established international races in Asia, the competition draws talented cyclists from all over the world. After parading down the udatsu-lined old streets, riders make 7.5 laps around a course that takes them from Aimi to Oyada, Hando, Kamimaki, Shimomaki, and Maeno, and then head on to the finish line at the Mino-Washi Museum. The route covers 164.7 km.