The 2018 Okolo Slovenska (transl. Tour of Slovakia) was a five-stage men's professional road cycling race. The race is the 62nd edition of the Okolo Slovenska. It was rated as a 2.1 event as part of the 2018 UCI Europe Tour. The race started in Poprad on 12 September and finish on 16 September in Galanta.
|2018 UCI Europe Tour|
|Dates||September 12–16, 2018|
|Distance||695.5 km (432.2 mi)|
|Winning time||16h 33' 08"|
The Frenchmen rider Julian Alaphilippe of Quick-Step Floors won the general classification, by taking first place at the summit finish in Štrbské Pleso. He won the race by sixteen seconds overall, from CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice's Jan Tratnik, Benedetti completed the podium.
The 21 teams invited to the race were:
UCI World Tour teams
UCI Professional Continental teams
UCI Continental teams
|Prologue||12 September||Poprad||1.6 km (1 mi)||Individual time trial||Bob Jungels (LUX)|
|1||13 September||Poprad to Štrbské Pleso||164.4 km (102 mi)||Mountain stage||Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)|
|2||14 September||Ružomberok to Dubnica nad Váhom||191.7 km (119 mi)||Hilly stage||Rüdiger Selig (GER)|
|3||15 September||Dubnica nad Váhom to Nitra||180.6 km (112 mi)||Flat stage||Matteo Pelucchi (ITA)|
|4||16 September||Nitra to Galanta||157.2 km (98 mi)||Flat stage||Fabio Jakobsen (NED)|
|Total||695.5 km (432 mi)|
|1||Fabio Jakobsen (NED)||Quick-Step Floors||3h 21' 53"|
|2||Matteo Pelucchi (ITA)||Bora–Hansgrohe||+ 0"|
|3||Christophe Laporte (FRA)||Cofidis||+ 0"|
|4||Sebastian Lander (DEN)||Riwal CeramicSpeed||+ 0"|
|5||Marco Maronese (ITA)||Bardiani–CSF||+ 0"|
|6||Cesare Benedetti (ITA)||Bora–Hansgrohe||+ 0"|
|7||Michael Bresciani (ITA)||Bardiani–CSF||+ 0"|
|8||Ahmed Galdoune (MAR)||Kőbánya Cycling Team||+ 0"|
|9||Dušan Rajović (SRB)||Adria Mobil||+ 0"|
|10||Mirco Maestri (ITA)||Bardiani–CSF||+ 0"|
In the 2018 Tour of Slovakia, five jerseys were awarded. The general classification was calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. The leader of the general classification received a yellow jersey sponsored by national lottery TIPOS. This classification was considered the most important of the 2018 Tour of Slovakia, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.
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. The leader of the points classification was awarded a white jersey with blue polka-dots sponsored by Škoda.
|Points for Category 1||10||7||5||3||2||1|
|Points for Category 2||6||4||2||1||0|
There was also a mountains classification for which points were awarded for reaching the top of a climb before other riders. The climbs were categorized, in order of increasing difficulty, as second and first-category. The leadership of the mountains classification was marked by a white jersey with red polka-dots sponsored by private equity company janom.
The fourth jersey represented the under-23 classification, marked by a white jersey sponsored by Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport. Only riders born after 1 January 1996 were eligible; the under-23 best placed rider in the general classification was the leader of the under 23 classification. Additionally there was also a classification for Slovakian riders, marked by a white, blue and red jersey. Only Slovakian riders were eligible and they were awarded according to their placement in the general classification of the race.
There was also a classification for Combativity given after each stage to the rider considered, by the organisers, the most combative rider. The winner wore a red bib for the next stage. The final classification was the team classification, 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.
||Under-23 rider classification
||Best Slovakian rider classification
|P||Bob Jungels||Bob Jungels||Yves Lampaert||Christophe Laporte||Fabio Jakobsen||Erik Baška||not awarded||Quick-Step Floors|
|1||Julian Alaphilippe||Julian Alaphilippe||Martin Haring||Giulio Ciccone||Attila Valter||Matúš Štoček||Martin Haring||CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice|
|2||Rüdiger Selig||Julian Alaphilippe||Tobias Foss||Umberto Orsini|
|3||Matteo Pelucchi||Martin Haring||Patrik Tybor|
|4||Fabio Jakobsen||Andreas Stokbro|
|Final||Julian Alaphilippe||Martin Haring||Giulio Ciccone||Tobias Foss||Matúš Štoček||not awarded||CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice|
|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|
|1||Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)||Quick-Step Floors||16h 33' 08"|
|2||Jan Tratnik (SLO)||CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice||+ 16"|
|3||Cesare Benedetti (ITA)||Bora–Hansgrohe||+ 22"|
|4||Ben Hermans (BEL)||Belgium (national)||+ 26"|
|5||Josef Černý (CZE)||Elkov–Author||+ 28"|
|6||Tobias Foss (NOR)||Uno-X Norwegian Development Team||+ 31"|
|7||Steff Cras (BEL)||Belgium (national)||+ 31"|
|8||Pieter Weening (NED)||Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij||+ 31"|
|9||Nick van der Lijke (NED)||Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij||+ 34"|
|10||Łukasz Owsian (POL)||CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice||+ 36"|
|1||Martin Haring (SVK)||Dukla Banská Bystrica||56|
|2||Matteo Pelucchi (ITA)||Bora–Hansgrohe||35|
|3||Fabio Jakobsen (NED)||Quick-Step Floors||35|
|4||Yves Lampaert (BEL)||Quick-Step Floors||32|
|5||Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)||Quick-Step Floors||30|
|6||Rüdiger Selig (GER)||Bora–Hansgrohe||28|
|7||Jan Tratnik (SLO)||CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice||25|
|8||Cesare Benedetti (ITA)||Bora–Hansgrohe||23|
|9||Christophe Laporte (FRA)||Cofidis||22|
|10||Zdeněk Štybar (CZE)||Quick-Step Floors||17|
|1||Giulio Ciccone (ITA)||Bardiani–CSF||87|
|2||Martin Haring (SVK)||Dukla Banská Bystrica||41|
|3||Patrik Tybor (SVK)||Dukla Banská Bystrica||30|
|4||Vitaliy Buts (UKR)||Team Hurom||22|
|5||Jan Bárta (CZE)||Elkov–Author||21|
|6||Aleksandr Vlasov (RUS)||Gazprom–RusVelo||17|
|7||Ben Hermans (BEL)||Belgium (national)||16|
|8||Niki Terpstra (NED)||Quick-Step Floors||15|
|9||Umberto Orsini (ITA)||Bardiani–CSF||15|
|10||Emanuel Piaskowy (POL)||Team Hurom||12|
Under-23 rider classificationEdit
|1||Tobias Foss (NOR)||Uno-X Norwegian Development Team||16h 33' 39"|
|2||Steff Cras (BEL)||Belgium (national)||+ 0"|
|3||Attila Valter (HUN)||Pannon Cycling Team||+ 15"|
|4||Andreas Leknessund (NOR)||Uno-X Norwegian Development Team||+ 29"|
|5||Viktor Verschaeve (BEL)||Belgium (national)||+ 39"|
|6||Kevin Inkelaar (NED)||Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij||+ 42"|
|7||Márton Dina (HUN)||Pannon Cycling Team||+ 48"|
|8||Aleksandr Vlasov (RUS)||Gazprom–RusVelo||+ 52"|
|9||Jonas Rutsch (GER)||Germany (national)||+ 1' 50"|
|10||Johannes Schinnagel (GER)||Bora–Hansgrohe||+ 2' 18"|
|1||CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice||49h 41' 06"|
|2||Belgium (national)||+ 19"|
|3||Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij||+ 30"|
|4||Quick-Step Floors||+ 1' 34"|
|5||Uno-X Norwegian Development Team||+ 1' 34"|
|6||Elkov–Author||+ 1' 54"|
|7||Adria Mobil||+ 2' 03"|
|8||Gazprom–RusVelo||+ 2' 59"|
|9||Bora–Hansgrohe||+ 3' 53"|
|10||Bardiani–CSF||+ 5' 18"|
Notes and referencesEdit
- "Liste des Engages - Entry List" (PDF). Tour of Slovakia. F2Concept. 2018-08-28. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
- "Prologue - Tour of Slovakia". Slovak Cycling Federation. Okolo Slovenska. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
- "Jungles takes narrow win in Tour of Slovakia prologue". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2018-09-12. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
- "Prologue-complet" (PDF). Slovak Cycling Federation. F2Concept. 2018-09-12. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
- "1st Stage - Tour of Slovakia". Slovak Cycling Federation. Okolo Slovenska. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
- "Alaphilippe wins in Strbske Pleso, takes overall lead". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2018-09-13. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
- "Stage 1" (PDF). Slovak Cycling Federation. F2Concept. 2018-09-13. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
- "2nd Stage - Tour of Slovakia". Slovak Cycling Federation. Okolo Slovenska. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
- "Rudiger Selig wins stage 2 at Tour of Slovakia". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2018-09-14. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
- "Stage 2" (PDF). Slovak Cycling Federation. F2Concept. 2018-09-14. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
- "3rd Stage - Tour of Slovakia". Slovak Cycling Federation. Okolo Slovenska. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
- "Pelucchi wins Tour of Slovakia stage 3". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2018-09-15. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
- "Stage 3" (PDF). Slovak Cycling Federation. F2Concept. 2018-09-15. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
- "4th Stage - Tour of Slovakia". Slovak Cycling Federation. Okolo Slovenska. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
- "Julian Alaphilippe wins 2018 Tour of Slovakia". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2018-09-16. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
- "Stage 4" (PDF). Slovak Cycling Federation. F2Concept. 2018-09-16. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
- 4 road stages and a prologue time trial.