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The 2018 Deutschland Tour was a road cycling stage race that took place between 23 and 26 August 2018. After a 10 year break, the Deutschland Tour held its 33rd edition and was rated as a 2.1 event as part of the 2018 UCI Europe Tour.

2018 Deutschland Tour
2018 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
DatesAugust 23–26, 2018 (2018-08-23 – 2018-08-26)
Stages4
Distance737.5 km (458.3 mi)
Winning time17h 27' 10"
Results
Winner  Matej Mohorič (SLO) (Bahrain–Merida)
  Second  Nils Politt (GER) (Team Katusha–Alpecin)
  Third  Maximilian Schachmann (GER) (Quick-Step Floors)

Points  Matej Mohorič (SLO) (Bahrain–Merida)
Mountains  Robin Carpenter (USA) (Rally Cycling)
Youth  Matej Mohorič (SLO) (Bahrain–Merida)
  Team AG2R La Mondiale
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TeamsEdit

RouteEdit

The route of the 2018 Deutschland Tour ran through southwestern Germany, crossing the states of Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg, Saarland and Hesse, and covered more than 737 kilometers. Due to the hilly terrain, the course was mainly suited for sprinters and aggressive classics riders.

Stage characteristics and winners
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 23 August Koblenz to Bonn 157 km (98 mi)   Flat stage   Álvaro José Hodeg (COL)
2 24 August Bonn to Trier 196 km (122 mi)   Hilly stage   Maximilian Schachmann (GER)
3 25 August Trier to Merzig 177 km (110 mi)   Hilly stage   Matej Mohorič (SLO)
4 26 August Lorsch to Stuttgart 207.5 km (129 mi)   Flat stage   Nils Politt (GER)
Total 737.5 km (458 mi)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

23 August 2018 — Koblenz to Bonn, 157 km (98 mi)[2]
Result of Stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Álvaro José Hodeg (COL) Quick-Step Floors 3h 35' 08"
2   Pascal Ackermann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
3   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 0"
4   Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Team Dimension Data + 0"
5   Alexander Krieger (GER) Leopard Pro Cycling + 0"
6   André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
7   Aaron Grosser (GER) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany + 0"
8   Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling + 0"
9   Rick Zabel (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 0"
10   Kristian Sbaragli (ITA) Israel Cycling Academy + 0"
Source: [3]
General classification after Stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Álvaro José Hodeg (COL)     Quick-Step Floors 3h 35' 08"
2   Pascal Ackermann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 4"
3   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 6"
4   Jens Reynders (BEL) Leopard Pro Cycling + 7"
5   Jorge Arcas (ESP) Movistar Team + 8"
6   Kevin Van Melsen (BEL)   Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 9"
7   Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Team Dimension Data + 10"
8   Alexander Krieger (GER) Leopard Pro Cycling + 10"
9   André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal + 10"
10   Aaron Grosser (GER) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany + 10"
Source: [4]

Stage 2Edit

24 August 2018 — Bonn to Trier, 196 km (122 mi)[5]
Result of Stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors 4h 50' 36"
2   Matej Mohorič (SLO) Bahrain–Merida + 0"
3   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Sunweb + 0"
4   Nils Politt (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 0"
5   Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Team Dimension Data + 0"
6   Pieter Vanspeybrouck (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 0"
7   Frederik Backaert (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 0"
8   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 0"
9   Odd Christian Eiking (NOR) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 0"
10   Patrick Konrad (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
Source: [6]
General classification after Stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Maximilian Schachmann (GER)     Quick-Step Floors 8h 25' 34"
2   Matej Mohorič (SLO) Bahrain–Merida + 4"
3   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Sunweb + 4"
4   Nils Politt (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 10"
5   Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Team Dimension Data + 18"
6   Pieter Vanspeybrouck (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 18"
7   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 19"
8   Frederik Backaert (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 20"
9   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 21"
10   Nick van der Lijke (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 22"
Source: [7]

Stage 3Edit

25 August 2018 — Trier to Merzig, 177 km (110 mi)[8]
Result of Stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Matej Mohorič (SLO) Bahrain–Merida 4h 12' 28"
2   Nils Politt (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 0"
3   Pieter Vanspeybrouck (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 0"
4   Jasha Sütterlin (GER) Movistar Team + 0"
5   Nick van der Lijke (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 0"
6   Vasil Kiryienka (BLR) Team Sky + 0"
7   Maximilian Schachmann (GER)     Quick-Step Floors + 0"
8   Guillaume Martin (FRA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 0"
9   Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Team Dimension Data + 0"
10   Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 0"
Source: [9]
General classification after Stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Matej Mohorič (SLO)     Bahrain–Merida 12h 37' 56"
2   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 6"
3   Nils Politt (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 10"
4   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Sunweb + 10"
5   Pieter Vanspeybrouck (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 20"
6   Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Team Dimension Data + 24"
7   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 25"
8   Warren Barguil (FRA) Fortuneo–Samsic + 25"
9   Frederik Backaert (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 26"
10   Pieter Weening (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 26"
Source: [10]

Stage 4Edit

26 August 2018 — Lorsch to Stuttgart, 207.5 km (129 mi)[11]
Result of Stage 4
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Nils Politt (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin 4h 49' 20"
2   Matej Mohorič (SLO)     Bahrain–Merida + 0"
3   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 0"
4   Nick van der Lijke (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 0"
5   Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Team Dimension Data + 0"
6   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 0"
7   Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 0"
8   Warren Barguil (FRA) Fortuneo–Samsic + 0"
9   Patrick Konrad (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
10   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
Source: [12]
General classification after Stage 4
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Matej Mohorič (SLO)     Bahrain–Merida 17h 27' 10"
2   Nils Politt (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 6"
3   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 12"
4   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Sunweb + 16"
5   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 26"
6   Warren Barguil (FRA) Fortuneo–Samsic + 28"
7   Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Team Dimension Data + 30"
8   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 31"
9   Guillaume Martin (FRA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 33"
10   Nick van der Lijke (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 34"
Source: [13]

Classification leadershipEdit

In the 2018 Deutschland Tour, four jerseys were awarded. The general classification was calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. Time bonuses were awarded to the first three finishers on all stages: the stage winner won a ten-second bonus, with six and four seconds for the second and third riders respectively. Bonus seconds were also awarded to the first three riders at intermediate sprints – three seconds for the winner of the sprint, two seconds for the rider in second and one second for the rider in third. The leader of the general classification received a red engraved jersey with the names of more than 1.500 supporters who participated in the route creation.[14] This classification was considered the most important of the 2018 Deutschland Tour, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Points for stage victory
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points awarded 15 12 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

The second classification was the points classification. Riders were awarded points for finishing in the top ten in a stage. Points were also won in intermediate sprints; five points for crossing the sprint line first, three points for second place, and one for third. The leader of the points classification was awarded a green jersey sponsored by Škoda.[14]

There was also a mountains classification, for which points were awarded for reaching the top of a climb before other riders. In each climb the top three riders earned points; three points for crossing the summit line first, two points for the second placed rider and a single point for the third. The leadership of the mountains classification was marked by a black jersey with white polka-dots.[14]

The fourth jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a white and dotted jersey sponsored by Dauner. Only riders born after 1 January 1993 were eligible; the young rider best placed in the general classification was the leader of the young rider classification.[14] There was also a classification for teams, in which the times of the best three cyclists in a team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest cumulative time.[14]


Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Team classification
1[3] Álvaro José Hodeg Álvaro José Hodeg Álvaro José Hodeg Kevin Van Melsen Álvaro José Hodeg Team Katusha–Alpecin
2[6] Maximilian Schachmann Maximilian Schachmann Maximilian Schachmann Gaëtan Pons Maximilian Schachmann Wanty–Groupe Gobert
3[9] Matej Mohorič Matej Mohorič Matej Mohorič Matej Mohorič
4[12] Nils Politt Robin Carpenter AG2R La Mondiale
Final[12] Matej Mohorič Matej Mohorič Robin Carpenter Matej Mohorič AG2R La Mondiale

Final standingsEdit

Legend
  Denotes the winner of the general classification   Denotes the leader of the points classification
  Denotes the leader of the mountains classification   Denotes the winner of the young rider classification

General classificationEdit

Final general classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Matej Mohorič (SLO)     Bahrain–Merida 17h 27' 10"
2   Nils Politt (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 6"
3   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 12"
4   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Sunweb + 16"
5   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 26"
6   Warren Barguil (FRA) Fortuneo–Samsic + 28"
7   Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Team Dimension Data + 30"
8   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 31"
9   Guillaume Martin (FRA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 33"
10   Nick van der Lijke (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 34"

Points classificationEdit

Final points classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Points
1   Matej Mohorič (SLO)     Bahrain–Merida 41
2   Nils Politt (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin 34
3   Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Team Dimension Data 21
4   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors 20
5   Álvaro José Hodeg (COL) Quick-Step Floors 15
6   Pieter Vanspeybrouck (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert 14
7   Nick van der Lijke (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij 13
8   Rick Zabel (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin 12
9   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team 12
10   Pascal Ackermann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe 12

Mountains classificationEdit

Final mountains classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Points
1   Robin Carpenter (USA)   Rally Cycling 15
2   Gaëtan Pons (LUX) Leopard Pro Cycling 6
3   Rémi Cavagna (FRA) Quick-Step Floors 5
4   Vasil Kiryienka (BLR) Team Sky 5
5   Adam Hansen (AUS) Lotto–Soudal 5
6   Juri Hollmann (GER) Heizomat–rad-net.de 4
7   Matej Mohorič (SLO)     Bahrain–Merida 3
8   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Sunweb 3
9   Nathan Earle (AUS) Israel Cycling Academy 3
10   Kevin Van Melsen (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert 3

Young rider classificationEdit

Final young rider classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Matej Mohorič (SLO)     Bahrain–Merida 17h 27' 10"
2   Nils Politt (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 6"
3   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 12"
4   Guillaume Martin (FRA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 33"
5   Sebastián Henao (COL) Team Sky + 34"
6   Szymon Rekita (POL) Leopard Pro Cycling + 1' 21"
7   Kilian Frankiny (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 1' 21"
8   Lennard Kämna (GER) Team Sunweb + 1' 21"
9   Odd Christian Eiking (NOR) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 3' 04"
10   Jérémy Maison (FRA) Fortuneo–Samsic + 3' 13"

Team classificationEdit

Final team classification (1–10)
Rank Team Time
1 AG2R La Mondiale 52h 23' 12"
2 Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 1' 16"
3 Movistar Team + 1' 34"
4 BMC Racing Team + 2' 02"
5 Israel Cycling Academy + 3' 40"
6 Team Sky + 6' 59"
7 Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 10' 23"
8 Team Katusha–Alpecin + 12' 17"
9 Bora–Hansgrohe + 15' 06"
10 Team Dimension Data + 16' 57"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DT18 Start List" (PDF). Deutschland Tour. Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  2. ^ "Stage 1: Koblenz - Bonn". Deutschland Tour. Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  3. ^ a b Fletcher, Patrick (2018-08-23). "Deutschland Tour: Hodeg wins opening stage". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  4. ^ "General Classification 1" (PDF). Deutschland Tour. Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports. 2018-08-23. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  5. ^ "Stage 2: Bonn - Trier". Deutschland Tour. Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  6. ^ a b O'Shea, Sadhbh (2018-08-24). "Deutschland Tour: Schachmann wins stage 2". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  7. ^ "General Classification 2" (PDF). Deutschland Tour. Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports. 2018-08-24. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  8. ^ "Stage 3: Trier - Merzig". Deutschland Tour. Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  9. ^ a b "Deutschland Tour: Mohoric wins stage 3". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2018-08-25. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  10. ^ "General Classification 3" (PDF). Deutschland Tour. Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports. 2018-08-25. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  11. ^ "Stage 4: Lorsch - Stuttgart". Deutschland Tour. Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  12. ^ a b c "Mohoric wins Deutschland Tour". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2018-08-26. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  13. ^ "General Classification 4" (PDF). Deutschland Tour. Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports. 2018-08-26. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  14. ^ a b c d e "Roadbook - Deutschland Tour 2018" (PDF). Deutschland Tour. Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports. Retrieved 2018-08-23.

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