2018 Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
The 2018 Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen (also known as the Internationalen LOTTO Thüringen Ladies Tour for sponsorship reasons) was the 31st edition of the Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, a women's cycling stage race in Germany. It was rated by the UCI as a category 2.1 race and was held between 28 of May and 3 June 2018.
|Dates||28 May–3 June|
|Distance||559.8 km (347.8 mi)|
|1||28 May||Schleusingen to Schleusingen||82.5 km (51.3 mi)||Flat stage||Coryn Rivera (USA)|
|2||29 May||Meiningen to Meiningen||136 km (84.5 mi)||Flat stage||Elena Cecchini (ITA)|
|3||30 May||Schleiz to Schleiz||131 km (81.4 mi)||Flat stage||Coryn Rivera (USA)|
|4||31 May||Gera to Gera||118 km (73.3 mi)||Flat stage||Lisa Brennauer (GER)|
|5||1 June||Dörtendorf to Dörtendorf||105.6 km (65.6 mi)||Hilly stage||Rozanne Slik (NED)|
|6||2 June||Gotha to Gotha||142 km (88.2 mi)||Hilly stage||Alice Barnes (GBR)|
|7||3 June||Schmölln to Schmölln||18.7 km (11.6 mi)||Individual time trial||Ellen van Dijk (NED)|
|Total||733.8 km (456.0 mi)|
Classification leadership tableEdit
In the 2018 Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, six different jerseys were awarded. The most important was the general classification, which was calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. Time bonuses were awarded to the first three finishers on all mass-start 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 rider with the least accumulated time is the race leader, identified by a yellow jersey. This classification was considered the most important of the 2017 Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.
|Points for Category 1||7||5||3||2|
|Points for Category 2||5||3||2||0|
|Points for Category 3||3||2||1|
There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a black, white and yellow jersey. In the mountains classification, points towards the classification were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists. Each climb was categorised as either first, second, or third-category, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs. First-category climbs awarded the most points; the first four riders were able to accrue points, compared with the first three on all other climbs.
Additionally, there was a sprints classification, which awarded a blue jersey. In the sprints classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 5 in a stage, except the time trials. For winning a stage, a rider earned 5 points, with 4 for second, 3 for third, 2 for fourth and a single point for 5th place. Points were also awarded at intermediate sprints on each mass-start stage – awarded on a 3–2–1 scale. The fourth jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a red and white jersey. This was decided the same way as the general classification, but only riders born on or after 1 January 1995 were eligible to be ranked in the classification.
The fifth jersey represented the classification for German riders, marked by a white and blue jersey. This was decided on each day's stage results, but only riders born in Germany were eligible to be ranked in the classification. The sixth and final jersey (coloured white and green) was for the most active rider, decided daily by a race jury. A purple jersey, presented on the podium only, was also given to amateur riders. There was also a team classification, in which the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest total time.
||Young rider classification
||Active rider classification
||German rider classification
||Best amateur rider classification
|1||Coryn Rivera||Coryn Rivera||Ellen van Dijk||Kathrin Hammes||Alba Teruel||Margarita Syradoeva||Lisa Brennauer||Stine Borgli||Team Sunweb|
|2||Elena Cecchini||Mia Radotic||Demi Vollering|
|3||Coryn Rivera||Coryn Rivera||Tatjana Paller||Katarzyna Wilkos|
|4||Lisa Brennauer||Lianne Lippert||Michaela Ebert|
|5||Rozanne Slik||Lisa Brennauer||Lianne Lippert||Trixi Worrack||Demi Vollering||Wiggle High5|
|6||Alice Barnes||Jacqueline Dietrich||Beate Zanner||Team Sunweb|
|7||Ellen van Dijk||Hannah Ludwig|
|Final||Lisa Brennauer||Coryn Rivera||Kathrin Hammes||Lianne Lippert||Lisa Brennauer||Team Sunweb|
- "Race Rules". Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen. T.RF Thüringer Sportmarketing GmbH. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
- "Leader Jerseys". Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen. T.RF Thüringer Sportmarketing GmbH. Retrieved 15 July 2017.