2018 Arctic Race of Norway
The 2018 Arctic Race of Norway was a four-stage cycling stage race that took place in Norway between 16 and 19 August. It was the sixth edition of the Arctic Race of Norway and is rated as a 2.HC event as part of the UCI Europe Tour.
|2018 UCI Europe Tour|
|Distance||718.5 km (446.5 mi)|
|1||16 August||Vadsø to Kirkenes||184 km (114 mi)||Hilly stage||Mathieu van der Poel (NED)|
|2||17 August||Tana to Kjøllefjord||195 km (121 mi)||Hilly stage||Colin Joyce (USA)|
|3||18 August||Honningsvåg to Hammerfest||194 km (121 mi)||Flat stage||Adam Ťoupalík (CZE)|
|4||19 August||Kvalsund to Alta||145.5 km (90 mi)||Hilly stage||Mathieu van der Poel (NED)|
19 teams were invited to take part in the race. Five of these were UCI WorldTeams; 12 were UCI Professional Continental teams; four were UCI Continental teams. Each team was allowed to enter six riders, three teams only entered five, therefore the peloton at the start of the race was made up of 123 riders.
UCI Professional Continental teams
UCI Continental teams
The race included four main classifications: the general classification, the points classification, the mountains classification and the youth classification. There was also an award for the most aggressive rider on each stage and a team classification.
||Team classification||Combativity award|
|1||Mathieu van der Poel||Mathieu van der Poel||Mathieu van der Poel||Anders Skaarseth||Mathieu van der Poel||BMC Racing Team||Bert De Backer|
|2||Colin Joyce||Sergey Chernetskiy||Sergey Chernetskiy||Sindre Skjøstad Lunke||Colin Joyce||Jakob Fuglsang|
|3||Adam Ťoupalík||Markus Hoelgaard||Adam Ťoupalík|
|4||Mathieu van der Poel||Mathieu van der Poel||Kristoffer Skjerping|
|Final||Sergey Chernetskiy||Mathieu van der Poel||Sindre Skjøstad Lunke||Markus Hoelgaard||BMC Racing Team||not awarded|