2018 GP Nacional 2 de Portugal

The 2018 GP Nacional 2 de Portugal (Portuguese: 2018 Grande Prémio de Portugal Nacional 2) was the first edition of the GP Nacional 2 de Portugal cycle race and was held from 18 July to 22 July 2018 as part of the 2018 UCI Europe Tour; it was categorised as a 2.2 race.

2018 GP Nacional 2 de Portugal
2018 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
DatesJuly 18–22, 2018 (2018-07-18 – 2018-07-22)
Stages5
Distance764.5 km (475.0 mi)
Winning time18h 00' 18"
Results
Winner  Raúl Alarcón[1] (ESP) (W52–FC Porto)
  Second  Mario González (ESP) (Sporting / Tavira)
  Third  David de la Fuente (ESP) (Aviludo–Louletano)

Points  João Matias (POR) (Vito–Feirense–BlackJack)
Mountains  Raúl Alarcón (ESP) (W52–FC Porto)
Youth  Cyril Barthe (FRA) (Euskadi–Murias)
Sprints  Txomin Juaristi (ESP) (Fundación Euskadi)
  Team W52–FC Porto
2019 →

The race was won by Raúl Alarcón, riding for the W52–FC Porto team.[2] However, in March 2021, due to doping all his results obtained between July 28, 2015 and October 21, 2019, were cancelled, including 2018 Volta a Portugal.[1]

TeamsEdit

The 20 teams invited to the race were:[3]

UCI Professional Continental teams

UCI Continental teams

Under 23 teams

  • Fortuna–Maia
  • Sicasal–Constantinos–Delta Cafés
  • FGP–Cube–Bombarral
  • AMPO

National teams

  • Military Team France Défense

StagesEdit

Stage characteristics and winners
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 18 July Chaves to Castro Daire 140.7 km (87 mi)   Mountain stage Raúl Alarcón
2 19 July Castro Daire to Pedrógão Grande 177.2 km (110 mi)   Medium mountain stage Julen Irizar
3 20 July Pedrógão Grande to Montargil 144.1 km (90 mi)   Hilly stage Óscar Pelegrí
4 21 July Montargil to Aljustrel 159.7 km (99 mi)   Flat stage Riccardo Stacchiotti
5 22 July Ferreira do Alentejo to Faro 142.8 km (89 mi)   Flat stage João Matias
Total 764.5 km (475 mi)

Classification leadershipEdit

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Sprints classification   Young rider classification
 
Team classification
1 Raúl Alarcón Raúl Alarcón Raúl Alarcón Raúl Alarcón Raúl Alarcón Cyril Barthe W52–FC Porto
2 Julen Irizar Mario González Txomin Juaristi
3 Óscar Pelegrí
4 Riccardo Stacchiotti
5 João Matias João Matias
Final Raúl Alarcón João Matias Raúl Alarcón Txomin Juaristi Cyril Barthe W52–FC Porto
  • In stage two, David de la Fuente, who was second in the points classification, wore the green jersey, because first placed Raúl Alarcón wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification.
  • In stage two, João Rodrigues, who was second in the mountains classification, wore the blue jersey, because first placed Raúl Alarcón wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification.
  • In stage two, Rui Vinhas, who was second in the best sprints classification, wore the white jersey, because first placed Raúl Alarcón wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification.
  • In stage three, João Rodrigues, who was second in the mountains classification, wore the blue jersey, because first placed Raúl Alarcón wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification.
  • In stage four, João Rodrigues, who was second in the mountains classification, wore the blue jersey, because first placed Raúl Alarcón wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification.
  • In stage five, João Rodrigues, who was second in the mountains classification, wore the blue jersey, because first placed Raúl Alarcón wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification.

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
  Denotes the leader of the sprints classification

General classificationEdit

Final general classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Raúl Alarcón (ESP)     W52–FC Porto 18h 00' 18"
2   Mario González (ESP) Sporting / Tavira + 2' 39"
3   David de la Fuente (ESP) Aviludo–Louletano + 2' 43"
4   Márcio Barbosa (POR) Aviludo–Louletano + 2' 43"
5   Cyril Barthe (FRA)   Euskadi–Murias + 2' 45"
6   Edgar Pinto (POR) Vito–Feirense–BlackJack + 2' 53"
7   Rafael Silva (POR) Efapel + 2' 55"
8   César Fonte (POR) W52–FC Porto + 2' 56"
9   Juan López-Cózar (ESP) Fundación Euskadi + 3' 01"
10   Fabricio Ferrari (URU) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 3' 04"

Points classificationEdit

Final points classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Points
1   João Matias (POR)   Vito–Feirense–BlackJack 54
2   Mario González (ESP) Sporting / Tavira 44
3   Óscar Pelegri (ESP) Rádio Popular–Boavista 41
4   Cyril Barthe (FRA)   Euskadi–Murias 32
5   Rafael Silva (POR) Efapel 30
6   Dylan Page (SUI) Team Sapura Cycling 30
7   Riccardo Stacchiotti (ITA) MsTina–Focus 29
8   Raúl Alarcón (ESP)     W52–FC Porto 25
9   David de la Fuente (ESP) Aviludo–Louletano 22
10   Álvaro Cuadros (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA 20

Mountains classificationEdit

Final mountains classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Points
1   Raúl Alarcón (ESP)     W52–FC Porto 18
2   João Rodrigues (POR) W52–FC Porto 12
3   César Fonte (POR) W52–FC Porto 7
4   Filipe Cardoso (POR) Rádio Popular–Boavista 6
5   Juan López-Cózar (ESP) Fundación Euskadi 5
6   Txomin Juaristi (ESP)   Fundación Euskadi 5
7   Guillaume Almeida (POR) Fortuna–Maia 4
8   Álvaro Trueba (ESP) Sporting / Tavira 3
9   Gonzalo Serrano (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA 3
10   Julien Amadori (FRA) Military Team France Défense 3

Sprints classificationEdit

Final mountains classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Points
1   Txomin Juaristi (ESP)   Fundación Euskadi 8
2   Márcio Barbosa (POR) Aviludo–Louletano 7
3   Ibai Azurmendi (ESP) Fundación Euskadi 6
4   Guillaume Almeida (POR) Fortuna–Maia 6
5   Diego López (ESP) Fundación Euskadi 6
6   Bruno Silva (POR) Efapel 5
7   Raúl Alarcón (ESP)     W52–FC Porto 3
8   Mario González (ESP) Sporting / Tavira 3
9   David de la Fuente (ESP) Aviludo–Louletano 3
10   Juan López-Cózar (ESP) Fundación Euskadi 3

Young rider classificationEdit

Final young rider classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Cyril Barthe (FRA)   Euskadi–Murias 18h 03' 03"
2   André Carvalho (POR) Liberty Seguros–Carglass + 0' 23"
3   José Neves (POR) W52–FC Porto + 0' 24"
4   Mikel Alonso (ESP) Fundación Euskadi + 0' 28"
5   Daniel Silva (POR) Sicasal–Constantinos–Delta Cafés + 1' 23"
6   Emil Dima (ROU) MsTina–Focus + 1' 27"
7   Gonçalo Leaça (POR) LA Alumínios + 1' 28"
8   Francisco Campos (POR) Miranda–Mortágua + 1' 33"
9   Rafael Lourenço (POR) Liberty Seguros–Carglass + 2' 00"
10   Jorge Magalhães (POR) Miranda–Mortágua + 2' 11"

Team classificationEdit

Final team classification (1–10)
Rank Team Time
1 W52–FC Porto 54h 07' 14"
2 Fundación Euskadi + 2' 27"
3 Aviludo–Louletano + 3' 07"
4 Efapel + 4' 45"
5 Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 5' 46"
6 Sporting / Tavira + 6' 09"
7 Miranda–Mortágua + 6' 29"
8 Rádio Popular–Boavista + 10' 24"
9 Vito–Feirense–BlackJack + 14' 49"
10 Liberty Seguros–Carglass + 20' 40"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Raúl Alarcón is suspended for doping and loses two rounds to Portugal". World Today News. 10 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Raul Alarcon W52 FC PORTO – O Vencedor dos vencedores". GP Nacional 2 de Portugal (in Portuguese). GlobalSport. Retrieved 2018-08-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Comunicado 0 (PDF). GP Nacional 2 de Portugal (in Portuguese and French). Classificações.net. Retrieved 2018-08-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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