2018 Okolo Slovenska

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 Tour of Slovakia
2018 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
DatesSeptember 12–16, 2018 (2018-09-12 – 2018-09-16)
Stages5[a]
Distance695.5 km (432.2 mi)
Winning time16h 33' 08"
Results
Winner  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) (Quick-Step Floors)
  Second  Jan Tratnik (SLO) (CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice)
  Third  Cesare Benedetti (ITA) (Bora–Hansgrohe)

Points  Martin Haring (SVK) (Dukla Banská Bystrica)
Mountains  Giulio Ciccone (ITA) (Bardiani–CSF)
Youth  Tobias Foss (NOR) (Uno-X Norwegian Development Team)
  Team CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice
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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.

TeamsEdit

The 21 teams invited to the race were:[1]

UCI World Tour teams

UCI Professional Continental teams

UCI Continental teams

National teams

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
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)

StagesEdit

PrologueEdit

12 September 2018 — Poprad, 1.6 km (1 mi), (Individual time trial)[2]
Result of Prologue
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors 2' 02"
2   Yves Lampaert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
3   Christophe Laporte (FRA) Cofidis + 0"
4   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors + 1"
5   Fabio Jakobsen (NED) Quick-Step Floors + 2"
6   Jan Tratnik (SLO) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 2"
7   Kamil Gradek (POL) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 2"
8   Niki Terpstra (NED) Quick-Step Floors + 2"
9   Dušan Rajović (SRB) Adria Mobil + 3"
10   Johannes Schinnagel (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 3"
Source: [3]
General classification after Prologue
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Bob Jungels (LUX)   Quick-Step Floors 2' 02"
2   Yves Lampaert (BEL)   Quick-Step Floors + 0"
3   Christophe Laporte (FRA)   Cofidis + 0"
4   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors + 1"
5   Fabio Jakobsen (NED)   Quick-Step Floors + 2"
6   Jan Tratnik (SLO) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 2"
7   Kamil Gradek (POL) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 2"
8   Niki Terpstra (NED) Quick-Step Floors + 2"
9   Dušan Rajović (SRB) Adria Mobil + 3"
10   Johannes Schinnagel (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 3"
Source: [4]

Stage 1Edit

13 September 2018 — Poprad to Štrbské Pleso, 164.4 km (102 mi)[5]
Result of Stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors 4h 14' 40"
2   Ben Hermans (BEL) Belgium (national) + 0"
3   Attila Valter (HUN) Pannon Cycling Team + 0"
4   Jan Tratnik (SLO) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 0"
5   Pieter Weening (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 2"
6   Ildar Arslanov (RUS) Gazprom–RusVelo + 4"
7   Cesare Benedetti (ITA) Bora–Hansgrohe + 4"
8   Nick van der Lijke (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 5"
9   Radoslav Rogina (CRO) Adria Mobil + 5"
10   Tobias Foss (NOR) Uno-X Norwegian Development Team + 5"
Source: [6]
General classification after Stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)   Quick-Step Floors 4h 16' 33"
2   Jan Tratnik (SLO) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 11"
3   Attila Valter (HUN)   Pannon Cycling Team + 15"
4   Ben Hermans (BEL) Belgium (national) + 15"
5   Josef Černý (CZE) Elkov–Author + 19"
6   Tobias Foss (NOR) Uno-X Norwegian Development Team + 20"
7   Cesare Benedetti (ITA) Bora–Hansgrohe + 20"
8   Steff Cras (BEL) Belgium (national) + 20"
9   Pieter Weening (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 20"
10   Ildar Arslanov (RUS) Gazprom–RusVelo + 24"
Source: [7]

Stage 2Edit

14 September 2018 — Ružomberok to Dubnica nad Váhom, 191.7 km (119 mi)[8]
Result of Stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Rüdiger Selig (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe 4h 32' 32"
2   Yves Lampaert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
3   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
4   Cesare Benedetti (ITA) Bora–Hansgrohe + 2"
5   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)   Quick-Step Floors + 2"
6   Ben Hermans (BEL) Belgium (national) + 10"
7   Michael Bresciani (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 10"
8   Nick van der Lijke (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 10"
9   Niki Terpstra (NED) Quick-Step Floors + 10"
10   Adrian Kurek (POL) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 10"
Source: [9]
General classification after Stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)    Quick-Step Floors 8h 49' 04"
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   Ildar Arslanov (RUS) Gazprom–RusVelo + 35"
Source: [10]

Stage 3Edit

15 September 2018 — Dubnica nad Váhom to Nitra, 180.6 km (112 mi)[11]
Result of Stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Bora–Hansgrohe 4h 22' 11"
2   Fabio Jakobsen (NED) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
3   Yves Lampaert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
4   Christophe Laporte (FRA) Cofidis + 0"
5   Rüdiger Selig (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
6   Szymon Sajnok (POL) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 0"
7   Dušan Rajović (SRB) Adria Mobil + 0"
8   Michael Bresciani (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 0"
9   Marco Maronese (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 0"
10   Ahmed Galdoune (MAR) Kőbánya Cycling Team + 0"
Source: [12]
General classification after Stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)   Quick-Step Floors 13h 11' 15"
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   Ildar Arslanov (RUS) Gazprom–RusVelo + 35"
Source: [13]

Stage 4Edit

16 September 2018 — Nitra to Galanta, 157.2 km (98 mi)[14]
Result of Stage 4
Rank Rider Team Time
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"
Source: [15]

Classification leadershipEdit

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.

Points classification points for the top 10 positions by type
Type 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  Prologue 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Stage finishes 20 15 12 10 8 6
  Intermediate sprint 8 5 3 2 1 0

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 ŠŠkoda.

Points for the mountains classification
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
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.

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Under-23 rider classification
 
Best Slovakian rider classification
 
Combativity classification
 
Team classification
Prologue[3] Bob Jungels Bob Jungels Yves Lampaert Christophe Laporte Fabio Jakobsen Erik Baška not awarded Quick-Step Floors
1[6] Julian Alaphilippe Julian Alaphilippe Martin Haring Giulio Ciccone Attila Valter Matúš Štoček Martin Haring CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice
2[9] Rüdiger Selig Julian Alaphilippe Tobias Foss Umberto Orsini
3[12] Matteo Pelucchi Martin Haring Patrik Tybor
4[15] Fabio Jakobsen Andreas Stokbro
Final[15] Julian Alaphilippe Martin Haring Giulio Ciccone Tobias Foss Matúš Štoček not awarded CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice
  • In stage three, Jan Tratnik, who was second in the points classification, wore the white with blue polka-dots jersey, because first placed Julian Alaphilippe 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

General classificationEdit

Final general classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Time
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"
Source: [16]

Points classificationEdit

Final points classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Points
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

Mountains classificationEdit

Final mountains classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Points
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

Final Under-23 classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Time
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"

Team classificationEdit

Final team classification (1–10)
Rank Team Time
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Liste des Engages - Entry List" (PDF). Tour of Slovakia. F2Concept. 2018-08-28. Retrieved 2018-09-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Prologue - Tour of Slovakia". Slovak Cycling Federation. Okolo Slovenska. Retrieved 2018-09-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Jungles takes narrow win in Tour of Slovakia prologue". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2018-09-12. Retrieved 2018-09-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Prologue-complet" (PDF). Slovak Cycling Federation. F2Concept. 2018-09-12. Retrieved 2018-09-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "1st Stage - Tour of Slovakia". Slovak Cycling Federation. Okolo Slovenska. Retrieved 2018-09-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b "Alaphilippe wins in Strbske Pleso, takes overall lead". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2018-09-13. Retrieved 2018-09-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Stage 1" (PDF). Slovak Cycling Federation. F2Concept. 2018-09-13. Retrieved 2018-09-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "2nd Stage - Tour of Slovakia". Slovak Cycling Federation. Okolo Slovenska. Retrieved 2018-09-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b "Rudiger Selig wins stage 2 at Tour of Slovakia". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2018-09-14. Retrieved 2018-09-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Stage 2" (PDF). Slovak Cycling Federation. F2Concept. 2018-09-14. Retrieved 2018-09-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "3rd Stage - Tour of Slovakia". Slovak Cycling Federation. Okolo Slovenska. Retrieved 2018-09-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ a b "Pelucchi wins Tour of Slovakia stage 3". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2018-09-15. Retrieved 2018-09-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Stage 3" (PDF). Slovak Cycling Federation. F2Concept. 2018-09-15. Retrieved 2018-09-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "4th Stage - Tour of Slovakia". Slovak Cycling Federation. Okolo Slovenska. Retrieved 2018-09-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ a b c "Julian Alaphilippe wins 2018 Tour of Slovakia". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2018-09-16. Retrieved 2018-09-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Stage 4" (PDF). Slovak Cycling Federation. F2Concept. 2018-09-16. Retrieved 2018-09-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 4 road stages and a prologue time trial.

External linksEdit