2018 BinckBank Tour

The 2018 BinckBank Tour was a road cycling stage race that took place between 13 and 19 August 2018 in Belgium and the Netherlands. It was the 14th edition of the BinckBank Tour and the twenty-ninth event of the 2018 UCI World Tour.[1][2] The stage race was won by the Slovenian Matej Mohorič.

2018 BinckBank Tour
2018 UCI World Tour, race 29 of 37
The start on Stage 1 in Heerenveen
The start on Stage 1 in Heerenveen
Race details
Dates13–19 August 2018
Stages7
Distance1,122.4 km (697.4 mi)
Winning time25h 13' 01"
Results
Winner  Matej Mohorič (SLO) (Bahrain–Merida)
  Second  Michael Matthews (AUS) (Team Sunweb)
  Third  Tim Wellens (BEL) (Lotto–Soudal)

Points  Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) (Quick-Step Floors)
Combativity  Elmar Reinders (NED) (Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij)
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TeamsEdit

All UCI WorldTeam were invited as the race is part of the UCI World Tour. The race organisation also gave out wildcards to five UCI Professional Continental teams.

UCI WorldTeams

Professional Continental teams


ScheduleEdit

The course for the race was announced in February 2018.[3]

Stage Date Route Distance Type Winner
1 13 August Heerenveen   to Bolsward   177.3 km (110 mi)   Flat stage   Fabio Jakobsen (NED)
2 14 August Venray   to Venray   12.7 km (8 mi)   Individual time trial   Stefan Küng (SUI)
3 15 August Aalter   to Antwerp   166.0 km (103 mi)   Flat stage   Taco van der Hoorn (NED)
4 16 August Blankenberge   to Ardooie   165.5 km (103 mi)   Flat stage   Jasper Stuyven (BEL)
5 17 August Sint-Pieters-Leeuw   to Lanaken   209.2 km (130 mi)   Flat stage   Magnus Cort (DEN)
6 18 August Riemst   to Sittard-Geleen   182.2 km (113 mi)   Hilly stage   Gregor Mühlberger (AUT)
7 19 August Eau d'Heure lakes   to Geraardsbergen   209.5 km (130 mi)   Hilly stage   Michael Matthews (AUS)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

13 August 2018 – Heerenveen to Bolsward, 177.3 km (110.2 mi)
Stage 1 result[4]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Fabio Jakobsen (NED) Quick-Step Floors 4h 01' 00"
2   Marcel Kittel (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 0"
3   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Mitchelton–BikeExchange + 0"
4   Kristoffer Halvorsen (NOR) Team Sky + 0"
5   Max Walscheid (GER) Team Sunweb + 0"
6   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
7   Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
8   Timothy Dupont (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 0"
9   Jasper Stuyven (BEL) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
10   Riccardo Minali (ITA) Astana + 0"
General classification after Stage 1[4]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Fabio Jakobsen (NED)    Quick-Step Floors 4h 00' 50"
2   Marcel Kittel (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 4"
3   Elmar Reinders (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 5"
4   Dries De Bondt (BEL)   Vérandas Willems–Crelan + 5"
5   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Mitchelton–BikeExchange + 6"
6   Manuele Boaro (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 7"
7   Dimitri Peyskens (BEL) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic + 7"
8   Matej Mohorič (SLO) Bahrain–Merida + 9"
9   Thomas Sprengers (BEL) Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise + 9"
10   Kristoffer Halvorsen (NOR) Team Sky + 10"

Stage 2Edit

14 August 2018 – Venray, 12.7 km (7.9 mi), individual time trial (ITT)
Stage 2 result[5]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Stefan Küng (SUI) BMC Racing Team 14' 11"
2   Victor Campenaerts (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 14"
3   Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team Sunweb + 15"
4   Michael Matthews (AUS) Team Sunweb + 15"
5   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 19"
6   Alex Dowsett (GBR) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 19"
7   Luke Durbridge (AUS) Mitchelton–BikeExchange + 20"
8   Miles Scotson (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 22"
9   Maciej Bodnar (POL) Bora–Hansgrohe + 23"
10   Yves Lampaert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors + 23"
General classification after Stage 2[5]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Stefan Küng (SUI)    BMC Racing Team 4h 15' 11"
2   Victor Campenaerts (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 14"
3   Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team Sunweb + 15"
4   Michael Matthews (AUS) Team Sunweb + 15"
5   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 19"
6   Alex Dowsett (GBR) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 19"
7   Luke Durbridge (AUS) Mitchelton–BikeExchange + 20"
8   Miles Scotson (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 22"
9   Maciej Bodnar (POL) Bora–Hansgrohe + 23"
10   Yves Lampaert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors + 23"

Stage 3Edit

15 August 2018 – Aalter to Antwerp, 166.0 km (103.1 mi)
Stage 3 result[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Taco van der Hoorn (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij 3h 47' 42"
2   Maxime Vantomme (BEL) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic + 3"
3   Sean De Bie (BEL) Vérandas Willems–Crelan + 3"
4   Matej Mohorič (SLO) Bahrain–Merida + 3"
5   Jesper Asselman (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 35"
6   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 1' 11"
7   Rüdiger Selig (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 1' 11"
8   Fabio Jakobsen (NED) Quick-Step Floors + 1' 11"
9   Max Walscheid (GER) Team Sunweb + 1' 11"
10   Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 1' 11"
General classification after Stage 3[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Matej Mohorič (SLO)   Bahrain–Merida 8h 03' 45"
2   Sean De Bie (BEL) Vérandas Willems–Crelan + 1"
3   Stefan Küng (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 19"
4   Maxime Vantomme (BEL) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic + 25"
5   Taco van der Hoorn (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 31"
6   Victor Campenaerts (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 33"
7   Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team Sunweb + 34"
8   Michael Matthews (AUS) Team Sunweb + 34"
9   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 38"
10   Alex Dowsett (GBR) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 38"

Stage 4Edit

16 August 2018 – Blankenberge to Ardooie, 165.5 km (102.8 mi)
Stage 4 result[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Jasper Stuyven (BEL) Trek–Segafredo 3h 44' 46"
2   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 0"
3   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
4   Rüdiger Selig (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
5   Timothy Dupont (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 0"
6   Jempy Drucker (LUX) BMC Racing Team + 0"
7   Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Team Dimension Data + 0"
8   Tom van Asbroeck (BEL) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 0"
9   Daniel Hoelgaard (NOR) Groupama–FDJ + 0"
10   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
General classification after Stage 4[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Matej Mohorič (SLO)   Bahrain–Merida 11h 48' 28"
2   Sean De Bie (BEL) Vérandas Willems–Crelan + 3"
3   Stefan Küng (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 22"
4   Maxime Vantomme (BEL) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic + 28"
5   Michael Matthews (AUS) Team Sunweb + 31"
6   Taco van der Hoorn (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 32"
7   Victor Campenaerts (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 36"
8   Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team Sunweb + 37"
9   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 41"
10   Alex Dowsett (GBR) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 41"

Stage 5Edit

17 August 2018 – Sint-Pieters-Leeuw to Lanaken, 209.2 km (130.0 mi)
Stage 5 result[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Magnus Cort (DEN) Astana 4h 39' 50"
2   Julius van den Berg (NED) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 0"
3   Alexis Gougeard (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 0"
4   Jonas Rickaert (BEL) Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise + 29"
5   Caleb Ewan (AUS)   Mitchelton–Scott + 33"
6   Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Bora–Hansgrohe + 33"
7   Florian Senechal (FRA) Quick-Step Floors + 33"
8   Tom Devriendt (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 33"
9   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 33"
10   Matej Mohorič (SLO)   Bahrain–Merida + 33"
General classification after Stage 5[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Matej Mohorič (SLO)   Bahrain–Merida 16h 28' 51"
2   Sean De Bie (BEL) Vérandas Willems–Crelan + 3"
3   Stefan Küng (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 22"
4   Maxime Vantomme (BEL) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic + 28"
5   Michael Matthews (AUS) Team Sunweb + 30"
6   Taco van der Hoorn (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 32"
7   Victor Campenaerts (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 36"
8   Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team Sunweb + 37"
9   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 41"
10   Alex Dowsett (GBR) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 41"

Stage 6Edit

18 August 2018 – Riemst to Sittard-Geleen, 182.2 km (113.2 mi)
Stage 6 result[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Gregor Mühlberger (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe 4h 05' 10"
2   Tim Wellens (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 3"
3   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Quick-Step Floors + 3"
4   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Team Sky + 3"
5   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 5"
6   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 8"
7   Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team Sunweb + 8"
8   Oliver Naesen (BEL) AG2R La Mondiale + 11"
9   Jay McCarthy (AUS) Bora–Hansgrohe + 11"
10   Mads Würtz Schmidt (DEN) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 11"
General classification after Stage 6[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Matej Mohorič (SLO)   Bahrain–Merida 20h 34' 12"
2   Michael Matthews (AUS) Team Sunweb + 30"
3   Taco van der Hoorn (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 32"
4   Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team Sunweb + 34"
5   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 35"
6   Maciej Bodnar (POL) Bora–Hansgrohe + 36"
7   Victor Campenaerts (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 36"
8   Tim Wellens (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 37"
9   Yves Lampaert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors + 43"
10   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Team Sky + 44"

Stage 7Edit

19 August 2018 – Eau d'Heure lakes to Geraardsbergen, 209.5 km (130.2 mi)
Stage 7 result[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Michael Matthews (AUS) Team Sunweb 4h 38' 36"
2   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 1"
3   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Quick-Step Floors + 3"
4   Oliver Naesen (BEL) AG2R La Mondiale + 3"
5   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 3"
6   Tim Wellens (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 3"
7   Dion Smith (NZL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 3"
8   Niki Terpstra (NED) Quick-Step Floors + 3"
9   Dylan Van Baarle (NED) Team Sky + 3"
10   Jan Polanc (SLO) UAE Team Emirates + 7"
General classification after Stage 7[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Matej Mohorič (SLO)   Bahrain–Merida 25h 13' 01"
2   Michael Matthews (AUS) Team Sunweb + 5"
3   Tim Wellens (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 20"
4   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 25"
5   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Team Sky + 34"
6   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 37"
7   Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team Sunweb + 39"
8   Gregor Mühlberger (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe + 43"
9   Niki Terpstra (NED) Quick-Step Floors + 43"
10   Jasper Stuyven (BEL) Trek–Segafredo + 50"

Classification leadership tableEdit

There are four principal classifications in the race. The first of these is the general classification, calculated by adding up the time each rider took to ride each stage. Time bonuses are applied for winning stages (10, 6 and 4 seconds to the first three riders) and for the three "golden kilometre" sprints on each stage. At each of these sprints, the first three riders are given 3-, 2- and 1-second bonuses respectively. The rider with the lowest cumulative time is the winner of the general classification. The rider leading the classification wins a green jersey.

There is also a points classification. On each road stage the riders are awarded points for finishing in the top 10 places, with other points awarded for intermediate sprints. The rider with the most accumulated points is the leader of the classification and wins the red jersey. The combativity classification is based solely on points won at the intermediate sprints; the leading rider wins the black jersey. The final classification is a team classification: on each stage the times of the best three riders on each team are added up. The team with the lowest cumulative time over the seven stages wins the team classification.

Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Combativity classification
 
Team classification
1 Fabio Jakobsen Fabio Jakobsen Fabio Jakobsen Dries De Bondt Quick-Step Floors
2 Stefan Küng Stefan Küng Stefan Küng BMC Racing Team
3 Taco van der Hoorn Matej Mohorič Fabio Jakobsen Taco van der Hoorn
4 Jasper Stuyven Caleb Ewan Elmar Reinders
5 Magnus Cort Dries De Bondt
6 Gregor Mühlberger Elmar Reinders Quick-Step Floors
7 Michael Matthews Zdeněk Štybar
Final Matej Mohorič Zdeněk Štybar Elmar Reinders Quick-Step Floors

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