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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.[2][3]

2018 Critérium du Dauphiné
2018 UCI World Tour, race 23 of 37
The start of Stage 5 of the 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné, in Grenoble
The start of Stage 5 of the 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné, in Grenoble
Race details
Dates3–10 June 2018
Stages7 + Prologue
Distance951.6[1] km (591.3 mi)
Results
Winner  Geraint Thomas (GBR) (Team Sky)
  Second  Adam Yates (GBR) (Mitchelton–Scott)
  Third  Romain Bardet (FRA) (AG2R La Mondiale)

Points  Daryl Impey (RSA) (Mitchelton–Scott)
Mountains  Dario Cataldo (ITA) (Astana)
Youth  Pierre Latour (FRA) (AG2R La Mondiale)
  Team Team Sky
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The race was won by a British rider from Team Sky, as Geraint Thomas won his first Dauphiné GC.

TeamsEdit

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 WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
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)

StagesEdit

PrologueEdit

3 June 2018 — Valence, 6.6 km (4.1 mi)[5]
Prologue Result and General Classification[5]
Rank Rider Team Time
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"

Stage 1Edit

4 June 2018 — Valence to Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert, 179 km (111 mi)[6]
Stage 1 Result[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton–Scott 4h 24' 26"
2   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
3   Pascal Ackermann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
4   Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
5   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)    Team Sky + 0"
6   Jesus Herrada (ESP) Cofidis + 0"
7   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 0"
8   Xandro Meurisse (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 0"
9   Mike Teunissen (NED) Team Sunweb + 0"
10   Jaime Roson (ESP) Movistar Team + 0"
General Classification after Stage 1[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)    Team Sky 4h 31' 51"
2   Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton–Scott + 2"
3   Gianni Moscon (ITA)   Team Sky + 3"
4   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 7"
5   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors + 8"
6   Jens Keukeleire (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 9"
7   Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Team Sky + 9"
8   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team + 11"
9   Mike Teunissen (NED) Team Sunweb + 13"
10   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 15"

Stage 2Edit

5 June 2018 — Montbrison to Belleville, 181 km (112 mi)[7]
Stage 2 Result[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Pascal Ackermann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe 4h 19' 57"
2   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data + 0"
3   Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton–Scott + 0"
4   Oliver Naesen (BEL) AG2R La Mondiale + 0"
5   Jens Keukeleire (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
6   Julien Simon (FRA) Cofidis + 0"
7   Dion Smith (NZL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 0"
8   Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team + 0"
9   Toms Skujiņš (LAT) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
10   Romain Hardy (FRA) Fortuneo–Samsic + 0"
General Classification after Stage 2[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Daryl Impey (RSA)    Mitchelton–Scott 8h 51' 46"
2   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 2"
3   Gianni Moscon (ITA)   Team Sky + 5"
4   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 9"
5   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors + 10"
6   Jens Keukeleire (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 11"
7   Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Team Sky + 11"
8   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team + 13"
9   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data + 14"
10   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 17"

Stage 3Edit

6 June 2018 — Pont-de-Vaux to Louhans-Châteaurenaud, 35 km (22 mi) (TTT)[8]
Stage 3 Result[8]
Rank Team Time
1 Team Sky 36' 33"
2 BMC Racing Team + 37"
3 Lotto–Soudal + 52"
4 Mitchelton–Scott + 56"
5 Quick-Step Floors + 1' 01"
6 Trek–Segafredo + 1' 26"
7 AG2R La Mondiale + 1' 29"
8 Movistar Team + 1' 31"
9 LottoNL–Jumbo + 1' 32"
10 Groupama–FDJ + 1' 33"
General Classification after Stage 3[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky 9h 28' 21"
2   Gianni Moscon (ITA)   Team Sky + 3"
3   Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Team Sky + 9"
4   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky + 21"
5   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team + 48"
6   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 52"
7   Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team + 53"
8   Daryl Impey (RSA)   Mitchelton–Scott + 54"
9   Jens Keukeleire (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 1' 01"
10   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 1' 08"

Stage 4Edit

7 June 2018 — Chazey-sur-Ain to Lans-en-Vercors, 181 km (112 mi)[9]
Stage 4 Result[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors 4h 26' 58"
2   Daniel Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates + 0"
3   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky + 0"
4   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 0"
5   Pierre Latour (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 5"
6   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 5"
7   Emanuel Buchmann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 5"
8   Guillaume Martin (FRA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 8"
9   Gianni Moscon (ITA) Team Sky + 8"
10   Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 8"
General Classification after Stage 4[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Gianni Moscon (ITA)    Team Sky 13h 55' 30"
2   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 6"
3   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky + 6"
4   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors + 48"
5   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 49"
6   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 1' 05"
7   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 1' 11"
8   Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 1' 13"
9   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 1' 41"
10   Marc Soler (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 48"

Stage 5Edit

8 June 2018 — Grenoble to Valmorel, 130 km (81 mi)[10]
Stage 5 Result[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Daniel Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates 3h 21' 19"
2   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky + 4"
3   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 15"
4   Emanuel Buchmann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 16"
5   Daniel Navarro (ESP) Cofidis + 16"
6   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 16"
7   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 24"
8   Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 24"
9   Guillaume Martin (FRA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 26"
10   Antwan Tolhoek (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 26"
General Classification after Stage 5[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Geraint Thomas (GBR)   Team Sky 17h 16' 53"
2   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 1' 09"
3   Gianni Moscon (ITA)   Team Sky + 1' 09"
4   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors + 1' 10"
5   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 1' 15"
6   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 1' 18"
7   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 1' 53"
8   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 2' 03"
9   Marc Soler (ESP) Movistar Team + 2' 10"
10   Emanuel Buchmann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 2' 23"

Stage 6Edit

9 June 2018 — Frontenex to La Rosière, 110 km (68 mi)[11]
Stage 6 Result[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Pello Bilbao (ESP) Astana 3h 34' 11"
2   Geraint Thomas (GBR)   Team Sky + 21"
3   Daniel Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates + 23"
4   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 23"
5   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 26"
6   Emanuel Buchmann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 1' 02"
7   Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 1' 20"
8   Pierre Latour (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 1' 40"
9   Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBR) Team Sky + 1' 45"
10   Valerio Conti (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 1' 45"
General Classification after Stage 6[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Geraint Thomas (GBR)   Team Sky 20h 51' 19"
2   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 1' 29"
3   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 2' 01"
4   Daniel Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates + 2' 30"
5   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 2' 39"
6   Emanuel Buchmann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 3' 10"
7   Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 3' 29"
8   Marc Soler (ESP)   Movistar Team + 3' 40"
9   Pierre Latour (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 3' 49"
10   Pierre Rolland (FRA) EF Education First–Drapac + 4' 00"

Stage 7Edit

10 June 2018 — Moûtiers to Saint-Gervais, 136 km (85 mi)[12]
Stage 7 Result[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott 3h 51' 34"
2   Daniel Navarro (ESP) Cofidis + 4"
3   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 9"
4   Emanuel Buchmann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 14"
5   Geraint Thomas (GBR)   Team Sky + 19"
6   Daniel Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates + 24"
7   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 24"
8   Guillaume Martin (FRA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 28"
9   Pierre Latour (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 35"
10   Pierre Rolland (FRA) EF Education First–Drapac + 41"
Final general classification[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Geraint Thomas (GBR)   Team Sky 24h 43' 12"
2   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 1' 00"
3   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 1' 47"
4   Daniel Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates + 2' 35"
5   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 2' 44"
6   Emanuel Buchmann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 3' 05"
7   Pierre Latour (FRA)   AG2R La Mondiale + 4' 05"
8   Pierre Rolland (FRA) EF Education First–Drapac + 4' 22"
9   Daniel Navarro (ESP) Cofidis + 4' 31"
10   Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 4' 45"

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.[13]

Points for the points classification
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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.[13]

Points for the mountains classification
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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.[4] 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.[13]

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.[13]

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Team 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

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "UCI announces 2018 road calendar". Cycling News. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  3. ^ "2018 UCI WorldTour calendar unveiled". Velon. Archived from the original on 25 September 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Route 2018". Critérium du Dauphiné. ASO. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Kwiatkowski wins Criterium du Dauphine prologue". Cycling News. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Kwiatkowski keeps race lead as South African champ moves into second". Cycling News. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Criterium du Dauphine: Impey takes overall lead as Kwiatkowski crashes". Cycling News. 5 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  8. ^ a b c Farrand, Stephen (6 June 2018). "Criterium du Dauphine: Team Sky win team time trial". Cycling News. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  9. ^ a b c O'Shea, Sadhbh (7 June 2018). "Criterium du Dauphine: Alaphilippe wins stage 4". Cycling News. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  10. ^ a b c Ryan, Barry (8 June 2018). "Critérium du Dauphiné: Dan Martin wins in Valmorel". Cycling News. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "Criterium du Dauphine: Bilbao wins in La Rosiere". Cycling News. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  12. ^ a b c Farrand, Stephen (10 June 2018). "Criterium du Dauphine: Thomas secures overall victory". Cycling News. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d "Règlement" [Regulations] (PDF). Critérium du Dauphiné (in French). Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 4 June 2017.

External linksEdit