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2015 Japan Cup (HC) Results

24th edition: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Japan Cup podium history | 2014 edition | 2016 edition | Course map | Start list

Sunday, October 18, 2015. Utsunomiya - Utsunomiya, Japan.

144.2 km

Bauke Mollema wins 2015 Japan Cup

Bauke Mollema wins the 2015 Japan Cup. Photo: Makoto Ayano

The Race: The 2015 Japan Cup was a tough, hilly race. The course was the same as used for the 1990 World Road Championships when Rudy Dhaenens beat Dirk de Wolf, 14 laps of 103 kilometers. The 36.869 km/hr average speed tells how hard the race was.

It was on the final lap that the race was decided. Nine riders were away on that final circuit: Sebastian Henao, Diego Ulissi, Jan Polanc, Yukiya Arashiro, Matej Mohoric, Benjamin Prades, Bauke Mollema, Ben Swift and Floris Gerts.

But there were just three racers clear on the penultimate ascent: Bauke Mollema, Diego Ulissi and Sebastian Henao. Arashiro was able to bridge up to them.

In the final meters Henao wasn't able to stay with the quartet and Mollema was slightly ahead at the uphill finish to take the prestigious race. This was Mollema's second victory of the season. He also won the Tour of Alberta.

Complete Results:

144.2 kilometers raced at an average speed of 36.869 km/hr

1 Bauke MOLLEMA TREK 3:53:40
2 Diego ULISSI LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
3 Yukiya ARASHIRO JAPAN s.t.
4 Floris GERFS BMC s.t.
5 Jan POLANC LAMPRE-MERIDA @ 11sec
6 Matej MOHORIC CANNONDALE-GARMIN 16
7 Sebastian HENAO GOMEZ SKY 22
8 Benjamin PRADES MATRIX-POWERTAG 44
9 Ben SWIFT SKY +1:22
10 Yusuke HATANAKA TEAM UKYO +1:54
11 Michael SCHÄR BMC s.t.
12 Manuele MORI LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
13 Pier Paolo DE NEGRI NIPPO-VINI FANTINI s.t.
14 Sho HATSUYAMA BRIDGESTONE ANCHOR s.t.
15 Javier MEGIAS LEAL NOVO NORDISK s.t.
16 Jose Vicente TORIBIO MATRIX-POWERTAG s.t.
17 Nariyuki MASUDA UTSUNOMIYA BLITZEN s.t.
18 Masakazu ITO AISAN RACING s.t.
19 Shu Ming LIU ATTAQUE TEAM GUSTO s.t.
20 Tomohiro HAYAKAWA AISAN RACING +1:57
21 Manuel SENNI BMC +1:59
22 Thomas RABOU ATTAQUE TEAM GUSTO s.t.
23 Ryota NISHIZONO BRIDGESTONE ANCHOR +2:03
24 Oscar PUJOL MUNOZ TEAM UKYO +2:12
25 Charles PLANET NOVO NORDISK +3:45
26 Genki YAMAMOTO NIPPO-VINI FANTINI +6:58
27 Ruben ZEPUNTKE CANNONDALE-GARMIN +7:06
28 Tao GEOGHEGAN HART SKY s.t.
29 Peter STETINA BMC s.t.
30 Antonio NIBALI NIPPO-VINI FANTINI s.t.
31 Takeaki AMEZAWA NASU BLASEN +7:10
32 Toshiki OMOTE JAPAN +7:41
33 Ying Hon YEUNG ATTAQUE TEAM GUSTO s.t.
34 Peter VELITS BMC s.t.
35 Martijn VERSCHOOR NOVO NORDISK s.t.
36 Eiichi HIRAI TEAM UKYO +7:43
37 Airan FERNANDEZ MATRIX-POWERTAG s.t.
38 Damien MONIER BRIDGESTONE ANCHOR s.t.
39 Laurent DIDIER TREK +8:05
40 Eric SHEPPARD ATTAQUE TEAM GUSTO +9:36
41 Takero TERASAKI BRIDGESTONE ANCHOR +10:51
42 Naoya YOSHIOKA NASU BLASEN s.t.
DNF Takaaki HORI UTSUNOMIYA BLITZEN
DNF Yudai ARASHIRO NASU BLASEN
DNF Nicolas LEFRANCOIS NOVO NORDISK
DNF Yuzuru SUZUKI UTSUNOMIYA BLITZEN
DNF Fumiyuki BEPPU TREK
DNF Takeaki AYABE AISAN RACING
DNF Alberto BETTIOL CANNONDALE-GARMIN
DNF Suguru TOKUDA JAPAN
DNF Andrea PERON NOVO NORDISK
DNF Bernhard EISEL SKY
DNF Hayato YOSHIDA MATRIX-POWERTAG
DNF Yoshimitsu HIRATSUKA AISAN RACING
DNF Yukihiro DOI TEAM UKYO
DNF Chun Kai FENG LAMPRE-MERIDA
DNF Kazuki AOYANAGI UTSUNOMIYA BLITZEN
DNF Kota SUMIYOSHI TEAM UKYO
DNF Edward RAVASI LAMPRE-MERIDA
DNF Shotaro IRIBE JAPAN
DNF Shao Hsuan LU ATTAQUE TEAM GUSTO
DNF Hideto NAKANE AISAN RACING
DNF Shinri SUZUKI UTSUNOMIYA BLITZEN
DNF Saya KUROEDA JAPAN
DNF Fabian CANCELLARA TREK
DNF Daiki YASUHARA MATRIX-POWERTAG
DNF Yaroslav POPOVYCH TREK
DNF Ryu SUZUKI NASU BLASEN
DNF Nathan HAAS CANNONDALE-GARMIN
DNF Junya SANO NASU BLASEN
DNF Thomas LEBAS BRIDGESTONE ANCHOR
DNF Damiano CUNEGO NIPPO-VINI FANTINI
DNF Giacomo BERLATO NIPPO-VINI FANTINI

Course map:

2015 Japan Cup map

2015 Japan Cup map

Start list, October 17, 2015:

AISAN RACING TEAM
AYABE Takeaki
HAYAKAWA Tomohiro
HIRATSUKA Yoshimitsu
ITO Masakazu
NAKANE Hideto
ATTAQUE TEAM GUSTO
LIU Shu Ming
LU Shao Hsuan
RABOU Thomas
SHEPPARD Eric
YEUNG Ting Hon
BMC
GERTS Floris
SCHÄR Michael
SENNI Manuel
STETINA Peter
VELITS Peter
BRIDGESTONE ANCHOR
HATSUYAMA Sho
ICHIMARU Shogo
MONIER Damien
NISHIZONO Ryota
UCHIMA Kohei
CRITERIUM SPECIAL TEAM
ASAI Kota
HASHIMOTO Eiya
KANEKO Yukihiro
KOSAKA Hikaru
VON HOFF Steele
JAPAN
ARASHIRO Yukiya
IRIBE Shotaro
KUROEDA Saya
OMOTE Toshiki
TOKUDA Suguru
LAMPRE-MERIDA
FENG Chun Kai
MORI Manuele
POLANC Jan
RAVASI Edward
ULISSI Diego
MATRIX POWERTAG
FERNANDEZ CASASOLA Airan
PRADES Benjamín
TORIBIO ALCOLEA Jose Vicente
YASUHARA Daiki
YOSHIDA Hayato
NASU BLASEN
AMEZAWA Takeaki
ONODERA Rei
SANO Junya
SUZUKI Ryu
YOSHIOKA Naoya
NIPPO-VINI FANTINI
BERLATO Giacomo
CUNEGO Damiano
DE NEGRI Pier Paolo
NIBALI Antonio
YAMAMOTO Genki
CANNONDALE-GARMIN
BETTIOL Alberto
BOVENHUIS Jasper
HAAS Nathan
MOHORIC Matej
ZEPUNTKE Ruben
TEAM NOVO NORDISK
LEFRANCOIS Nicolas
MEJIAS LEAL Javier
PERON Andrea
PLANET Charles
VERSCHOOR Martijn
TEAM SKY
EISEL Bernhard
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian
PETERS Alex
SWIFT Ben
TEAM UKYO
DOI Yukihiro
HATANAKA Yusuke
HIRAI Eiichi
KUBOKI Kazushige
SUMIYOSHI Kota
TREK FACTORY RACING
BEPPU Fumiyuki
CANCELLARA Fabian
DIDIER Laurent
MOLLEMA Bauke
POPOVYCH Yaroslav
UTSUNOMIYA BLITZEN
AOYANAGI Kazuki
MASUDA Nariyuki
OKUBO Jin
SUZUKI Shinri