2018 Critérium du Dauphiné
The 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné was a road cycling stage race that took place between 3 and 10 June 2018 in France. It was the 70th edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné and the twenty-third event of the 2018 UCI World Tour.
|2018 UCI World Tour, race 23 of 37|
The start of Stage 5 of the 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné, in Grenoble
|Dates||3–10 June 2018|
|Stages||7 + Prologue|
|Distance||951.6 km (591.3 mi)|
As the Critérium du Dauphiné was a UCI World Tour event, all eighteen UCI WorldTeams were invited automatically and obliged to enter a team in the race. Four UCI Professional Continental teams competed, completing the 22-team peloton.
UCI Professional Continental teams
|P||3 June||Valence to Valence||6.6 km (4.1 mi)||Individual time trial||Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)|
|1||4 June||Valence to Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert||179 km (111.2 mi)||Hilly stage||Daryl Impey (RSA)|
|2||5 June||Montbrison to Belleville||181 km (112.5 mi)||Hilly stage||Pascal Ackermann (GER)|
|3||6 June||Pont-de-Vaux to Louhans-Châteaurenaud||35 km (21.7 mi)||Team time trial||Team Sky|
|4||7 June||Chazey-sur-Ain to Lans-en-Vercors||181 km (112.5 mi)||Mountain stage||Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)|
|5||8 June||Grenoble to Valmorel||130 km (80.8 mi)||Mountain stage||Dan Martin (IRL)|
|6||9 June||Frontenex to La Rosière||110 km (68.4 mi)||Mountain stage||Pello Bilbao (ESP)|
|7||10 June||Moûtiers to Saint-Gervais||136 km (84.5 mi)||Mountain stage||Adam Yates (GBR)|
|1||Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)||Team Sky||7' 25"|
|2||Jos van Emden (NED)||LottoNL–Jumbo||+ 1"|
|3||Gianni Moscon (ITA)||Team Sky||+ 3"|
|4||Victor Campenaerts (BEL)||Lotto–Soudal||+ 5"|
|5||Patrick Bevin (NZL)||BMC Racing Team||+ 5"|
|6||Matthias Brandle (AUT)||Trek–Segafredo||+ 6"|
|7||Bob Jungels (LUX)||Quick-Step Floors||+ 7"|
|8||Jens Keukeleire (BEL)||Lotto–Soudal||+ 9"|
|9||Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP)||Team Sky||+ 9"|
|10||Brent Bookwalter (USA)||BMC Racing Team||+ 11"|
Classification leadership tableEdit
In the Critérium du Dauphiné, four different jerseys were awarded. The most important was the general classification, which was calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. Time bonuses were awarded to the first three finishers on all stages except for the individual time trial: the stage winner won a ten-second bonus, with six and four seconds for the second and third riders respectively. The rider with the least accumulated time is the race leader, identified by a yellow jersey with a blue bar; the winner of this classification was considered the winner of the race.
|Stages 1–3 & 5||25||22||20||18||16||14||12||10||8||6|
|Stages 4, 6–8||15||12||10||8||6||5||4||3||2||1|
Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a green jersey. In the classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 10 in a stage. More points were awarded on the flatter stages in the opening half of the race.
|Points for Hors-category||15||12||10||8||6||5||4||3||2||1|
|Points for Category 1||10||8||6||4||2||1||0|
|Points for Category 2||5||3||2||1||0|
|Points for Category 3||2||1||0|
|Points for Category 4||1||0|
There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a blue jersey with white polka dots. In the mountains classification, points towards the classification were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists. Each climb was categorised as either hors, first, second, third, or fourth-category, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs. Hors-category climbs awarded the most points; the first ten riders were able to accrue points, compared with the first six on first-category climbs, the first four on second-category, the first two on third-category and only the first for fourth-category.
The fourth jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a white jersey. This was decided the same way as the general classification, but only riders born on or after 1 January 1993 were eligible to be ranked in the classification. There was also a team classification, in which the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest total time.
||Young rider classification
|P||Michal Kwiatkowski||Michal Kwiatkowski||Michal Kwiatkowski||not awarded||Gianni Moscon||Team Sky|
|1||Daryl Impey||Brice Feillu|
|2||Pascal Ackermann||Daryl Impey||Daryl Impey|
|3||Team Sky||Michal Kwiatkowski|
|4||Julian Alaphilippe||Gianni Moscon||Dario Cataldo|
|5||Dan Martin||Geraint Thomas|
|6||Pello Bilbao||Marc Soler|
|7||Adam Yates||Pierre Latour|
|Final||Geraint Thomas||Daryl Impey||Dario Cataldo||Pierre Latour||Team Sky|
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