9.24 FRI - 9.26 SUN

Announcement of the cancellation of the “Tour de Hokkaido 2021”
 We, Tour de Hokkaido Association have made a difficult decision to cancel “Tour de Hokkaido 2021” scheduled to be held from September 24 to September 26, 2021, after the thorough risk assessment on July 25, which is 60 days before the event, since the current situation of the infection numbers in Hokkaido indicates an increase tendency still being at the COVID-19 Hokkaido Alert Stage 3.
 We appreciate all the teams, riders and fans for kind understanding our decision under these circumstances.
 We also would like to deeply thank all those concerned including the local authorities and relevant organizations for the continuous support and cooperation to hold our event.
Looking ahead to the end of the pandemic, we will keep trying our best to improve our 2022 edition while ensuring the safety and security.
 Further information regarding “The Citizen Race” scheduled on the different date, will be updated after August 6 (65 days before the event). 
  YAMAMOTO Takayuki
 Head Director
 Tour de Hokkaido Association


The Tour de Hokkaido, initially held in 1987 as the first stage race in Japan, marks the 35th anniversary, and the 25th 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 Schedule



Stage1 Road Race Sapporo-Kyowa 171km



Stage2 Road Race Kutchan-Kutchan 186km



Stage3 Road Race Kutchan-Kitahiroshima 174km

Race Course




Click here for course data.

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Course Elevation

The following is figure of course elevation profile.




COVID-19 Protocol Overview

The organizer will analyze COVID-19 in Hokkaido and take measures according to the situation.

  • 90 days before the event, if the government continues to refuse landing from abroad, the organizer will cancel the invitation of the foreign teams.
  • Risk assessment will be conducted at the timing shown in the figure below.
  • Consider the tightness of the medical care provision system in the countryside. At the time of evaluation, if the alert stage is 3 or higher, the event will be canceled.

An English site showing the latest Alert Stage in Hokkaido.

Click here for the June 4th version of the overview

Overview PDF File