Interview - 06/11 - 17:40 [GMT + 9]

Philipsen: "A fun week"

Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck): "It’s a really nice feeling, it’s been a while and there was a really good atmosphere with so many people in Saitama. I had good legs today and this kind of criterium suits me well. I was happy with how things went. I knew I was normally the fastest in the front group [against Vingegaard and Thomas]. I was hoping for a sprint...

The stage film - 06/11 - 17:29 [GMT + 9]

Philipsen, the finisher

When it comes to the final sprint, it’s down to Jasper Philipsen to power to victory! Three months and a half after he won the last stage of the Tour de France, on the Champs-Élysées, the Belgian star wrapped 2022 with another success in the Tour de France Saitama Criterium. Philipsen got the best of Jonas Vingegaard and Geraint Thomas in a three-man sprint...

News - 05/11 - 20:35 [GMT + 9]

Info with one day to go

On the eve of the 8th edition of the Criterium, the stars of the Tour engaged with the fans with a series of activities in Saitama. “There are so many fans, it’s important give them a good show”, Vingegaard highlighted. “This is a great occasion to show what Japanese riders can do”, said Yukiya Arashiro, the last winner of the Criterium, who...

News - 04/11 - 17:59 [GMT + 9]

Tour de France Saitama Criterium: the info with 2 days to go

Jonas Vingegaard, Mark Cavendish, Vincenzo Nibali as wel as Marcel Kittel… The stars of the Tour de France are back in Japan to take on the 8th edition of the Tour de France Saitama Criterium. “It means a lot for me to be able to continue this tradition”, said the German star, winner of the event in 2014 and now an ambassador for the Criterium. Ahead of Sunday’s...

News - 05/10 - 17:43 [GMT + 9]

Vingegaard out to conquer Japan

 This race had not been held since 2019 due to the covid health crisis, but this year Japan has regained its place in the late season cycling calendar. A selection of riders from the Tour de France have come forward to extend the season’s competition for an escapade that several of them will be experiencing for the first time, starting with the winner of the Tour...

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