2018 Istrian Spring Trophy

The 2018 Istrian Spring Trophy was the 58th edition of the Istrian Spring Trophy road cycling stage race.[2] It was part of UCI Europe Tour in category 2.2.

2018 Istrian Spring Trophy
2018 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates8-11 March2018
Stages4
Distance480[1] km (298.3 mi)
Winning time11h 07' 16"
Results
  Winner  Krister Hagen (NOR) (Team Coop)
  Second  Kasper Asgreen (DEN) (Team Virtu Cycling)
  Third  Tadej Pogačar (SLO) (Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum)
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TeamsEdit

Twenty-nine teams were invited to take part in the race. These included twenty-eight UCI Continental teams and one national team.[3]

UCI Continental teams

National teams

RouteEdit

Stage schedule
Stage Date Route Distance Type Winner
P 8 March Umag to Umag 2 km (1 mi)   Individual time trial   Nils Eekhoff (NED)
1 9 March Poreč to Labin 161 km (100 mi)   Hilly stage   Kasper Asgreen (DEN)
2 10 March Vrsar to Oprtalj 161 km (100 mi)   Hilly stage   Marc Hirschi (SUI)
3 11 March Pazin to Umag 156 km (97 mi)   Hilly stage   Emīls Liepiņš (LAT)

StagesEdit

PrologueEdit

8 March 2018 — Umag to Umag, 2 km (1 mi)
Result of Prologue & General classification after Prologue
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Nils Eekhoff (NED)   Development Team Sunweb 2' 05"
2   Robert-Jon McCarthy (IRL) JLT–Condor + 0"
3   Alexander Kamp (DEN) Team Virtu Cycling + 1"
4   Filippo Fortin (ITA) Felbermayr–Simplon Wels + 1"
5   Dušan Rajović (SRB) Adria Mobil + 1"
6   Josef Černý (CZE) Elkov–Author + 2"
7   Daniel Auer (AUT) WSA–Pushbikers + 2"
8   Tom Wirtgen (LUX) AGO–Aqua Service + 2"
9   Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team Virtu Cycling + 2"
10   Jan Bárta (CZE) Elkov–Author + 3"

Stage 1Edit

9 March 2018 — Poreč to Labin, 161 km (100 mi)
Result of Stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Kasper Asgreen (DEN) Team Virtu Cycling 3h 39' 51"
2   Krister Hagen (NOR) Team Coop + 0"
3   Mikkel Frølich Honoré (DEN) Team Virtu Cycling + 0"
4   Matej Mugerli (SLO) My Bike–Stevens + 2"
5   Attila Valter (HUN) Pannon Cycling Team + 4"
6   Josip Rumac (CRO) Meridiana–Kamen + 4"
7   Tadej Pogačar (SLO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 4"
8   Jiri Polnicky (CZE) Elkov–Author + 4"
9   Rok Korošec (SLO) My Bike–Stevens + 4"
10   Markus Eibegger (AUT) Felbermayr–Simplon Wels + 4"
General classification after Stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Kasper Asgreen (DEN)   Team Virtu Cycling 3h 41' 51"
2   Krister Hagen (NOR) Team Coop + 2"
3   Mikkel Frølich Honoré (DEN) Team Virtu Cycling + 6"
4   Rok Korošec (SLO) My Bike–Stevens + 14"
5   Tadej Pogačar (SLO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 15"
6   Josip Rumac (CRO) Meridiana–Kamen + 16"
7   Jiri Polnicky (CZE) Elkov–Author + 17"
8   Matej Mugerli (SLO) My Bike–Stevens + 17"
9   Markus Eibegger (AUT) Felbermayr–Simplon Wels + 18"
10   Attila Valter (HUN) Pannon Cycling Team + 18"

Stage 2Edit

10 March 2018 — Vrsar to Oprtalj, 161 km (100 mi)
Result of Stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Marc Hirschi (SUI) Development Team Sunweb 3h 45' 36"
2   Tadej Pogačar (SLO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 0"
3   Krister Hagen (NOR) Team Coop + 1"
4   James Oram (AUS) ONE Pro Cycling + 3"
5   Kasper Asgreen (DEN)   Team Virtu Cycling + 3"
6   Marko Pavlic (SLO) Meblo Jogi Pro-Concrete + 3"
7   Sean Bennett (USA) United States + 3"
8   Will Barta (USA) United States + 5"
9   Stephan Rabitsch (SUI) Felbermayr–Simplon Wels + 5"
10   Radoslav Rogina (CRO) Adria Mobil + 5"
General classification after Stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Krister Hagen (NOR)   Team Coop 7h 27' 26"
2   Kasper Asgreen (DEN) Team Virtu Cycling + 4"
3   Tadej Pogačar (SLO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 10"
4   Mikkel Frølich Honoré (DEN) Team Virtu Cycling + 17"
5   Marc Hirschi (SUI) Development Team Sunweb + 17"
6   Markus Eibegger (AUT) Felbermayr–Simplon Wels + 24"
7   Radoslav Rogina (CRO) Adria Mobil + 26"
8   Sean Bennett (USA) United States + 27"
9   Stephan Rabitsch (SUI) Felbermayr–Simplon Wels + 27"
10   Jiri Polnicky (CZE) Elkov–Author + 28"

Stage 3Edit

11 March 2018 — Pazin to Umag, 156 km (97 mi)
Result of Stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Emīls Liepiņš (LAT) ONE Pro Cycling 3h 39' 50"
2   Filippo Fortin (ITA) Felbermayr–Simplon Wels + 0"
3   Max Kanter (GER) Development Team Sunweb + 0"
4   Nils Eekhoff (NED) Development Team Sunweb + 0"
5   Rok Korošec (SLO) My Bike–Stevens + 0"
6   Krister Hagen (NOR)   Team Coop + 0"
7   Daniel Auer (AUT) WSA–Pushbikers + 0"
8   Tadej Pogačar (SLO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 0"
9   Lionel Taminiaux (BEL)   AGO–Aqua Service + 0"
10   Joeri Stallaert (BEL) Team Vorarlberg–Santic + 0"
Final general classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Krister Hagen (NOR)   Team Coop 7h 27' 26"
2   Kasper Asgreen (DEN) Team Virtu Cycling + 4"
3   Tadej Pogačar (SLO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 10"
4   Mikkel Frølich Honoré (DEN) Team Virtu Cycling + 17"
5   Marc Hirschi (SUI) Development Team Sunweb + 17"
6   Markus Eibegger (AUT) Felbermayr–Simplon Wels + 24"
7   Radoslav Rogina (CRO) Adria Mobil + 26"
8   Sean Bennett (USA) United States + 27"
9   Stephan Rabitsch (SUI) Felbermayr–Simplon Wels + 27"
10   Jiri Polnicky (CZE) Elkov–Author + 28"

Classification leadership tableEdit

In the 2018 Istrian Spring Trophy, three different jerseys were awarded for the main classifications. For the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, the leader received a yellow jersey. This classification was considered the most important of the 2018 Istrian Spring Trophy, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a blue jersey. In the points classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 3 in each intermediate sprint. For winning an intermediate sprint, a rider earned 5 points, with 3 for second and 1 for third. There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a green jersey. In the mountains classification, points were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs.

Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Teams classification
 
P Nils Eekhoff Nils Eekhoff - - JLT–Condor
1 Kasper Asgreen Kasper Asgreen Žiga Horvat Žiga Horvat Team Virtu Cycling
2 Marc Hirschi Krister Hagen Lionel Taminiaux Michael Kukrle
3 Emīls Liepiņš Žiga Horvat
Final Krister Hagen Lionel Taminiaux Žiga Horvat Team Virtu Cycling

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Istrian Spring Trophy race profile". Procyclingstats. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 Istrian Spring Trophy overview". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  3. ^ "2018 Istrian Spring Trophy start list". World Cycling Stats. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2018.