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The 2018 Tirreno–Adriatico NAMEDSPORT[2] was a road cycling stage race that took place between 7 and 13 March 2018 in Italy. It was the 53rd edition of the Tirreno–Adriatico and the seventh event of the 2018 UCI World Tour.[3][4]

2018 Tirreno–Adriatico
2018 UCI World Tour, race 7 of 37
Race details
Dates7–13 March 2018
Stages7
Distance992.5 km (616.7 mi)
Winning time25h 32' 56"[1]
Results
Winner  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) (Team Sky)
  Second  Damiano Caruso (ITA) (BMC Racing Team)
  Third  Geraint Thomas (GBR) (Team Sky)

Points  Jacopo Mosca (ITA) (Wilier Triestina–Selle Italia)
Mountains  Nicola Bagioli (ITA) (Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini)
Youth  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) (Lotto–Soudal)
  Team Astana
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A Polish rider won the race for the first time,[5] as Team Sky's Michał Kwiatkowski took the overall victory; Kwiatkowski took the race lead after gaining bonus seconds on the fifth stage, and maintained the lead to the end of the race. Kwiatkowski finished 24 seconds clear of Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing Team), while the podium was completed by another Team Sky rider, Geraint Thomas, a further 8 seconds behind Caruso. In the other classifications, Jacopo Mosca (Wilier Triestina–Selle Italia) won the orange jersey as points classification winner, while Nicola Bagioli (Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini) won the mountains classification and its accompanying green jersey. The young rider classification and the white jersey was won by Lotto–Soudal's Tiesj Benoot, in fourth place overall, while the teams classification was won by Astana.

Contents

TeamsEdit

RouteEdit

The route of the 2018 Tirreno–Adriatico was announced on 12 January 2018.[7] As part of the route, a stage finish in Filottrano was scheduled in honour of Michele Scarponi, who died the previous April.[8]

Stage schedule[9]
Stage Date Route Distance Type Winner
1 7 March Lido di Camaiore to Lido di Camaiore 21.5 km (13 mi)   Team time trial BMC Racing Team
2 8 March Camaiore to Follonica 172 km (107 mi)[10]   Flat stage   Marcel Kittel (GER)
3 9 March Follonica to Trevi 239 km (149 mi)   Hilly stage   Primož Roglič (SLO)
4 10 March Foligno to Sarnano–Sassotetto 219 km (136 mi)   Mountain stage   Mikel Landa (ESP)
5 11 March Castelraimondo to Filottrano 178 km (111 mi)   Hilly stage   Adam Yates (GBR)
6 12 March Numana to Fano 153 km (95 mi)   Hilly stage   Marcel Kittel (GER)
7 13 March San Benedetto del Tronto to San Benedetto del Tronto 10 km (6 mi)   Individual time trial   Rohan Dennis (AUS)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

7 March 2018 — Lido di Camaiore to Lido di Camaiore, 21.5 km (13 mi), team time trial (TTT)[11]
Result of Stage 1[12]
Rank Team Time
1 BMC Racing Team 22' 19"
2 Mitchelton–Scott + 4"
3 Team Sky + 9"
4 Quick-Step Floors + 15"
5 Team Sunweb + 25"
6 Team Katusha–Alpecin + 28"
7 Bora–Hansgrohe + 30"
8 Trek–Segafredo + 39"
9 UAE Team Emirates + 45"
10 EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 45"
General classification after Stage 1[13]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Damiano Caruso (ITA)   BMC Racing Team 22' 19"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 0"
3   Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team + 0"
4   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 0"
5   Luke Durbridge (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 4"
6   Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton–Scott + 4"
7   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 4"
8   Michael Hepburn (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 4"
9   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky + 9"
10   Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Team Sky + 9"

Stage 2Edit

8 March 2018 — Camaiore to Follonica, 172 km (107 mi)[10][14]
Result of Stage 2[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Marcel Kittel (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin 4h 12' 24"
2   Peter Sagan (SVK) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
3   Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
4   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 0"
5   Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team + 0"
6   Jakub Mareczko (ITA) Wilier Triestina–Selle Italia + 0"
7   Fernando Gaviria (COL)   Quick-Step Floors + 0"
8   Danny van Poppel (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
9   Eduard-Michael Grosu (ROU) Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini + 0"
10   Simone Consonni (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 0"
General classification after Stage 2[15]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Patrick Bevin (NZL)   BMC Racing Team 4h 34' 43"
2   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 0"
3   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 0"
4   Rohan Dennis (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 0"
5   Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton–Scott + 4"
6   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 9"
7   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky + 9"
8   Salvatore Puccio (ITA) Team Sky + 9"
9   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 9"
10   Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Team Sky + 9"

Stage 3Edit

9 March 2018 — Follonica to Trevi, 239 km (149 mi)[16]
Result of Stage 3[17]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo 6h 17' 23"
2   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 3"
3   Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 6"
4   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky + 7"
5   Rigoberto Urán (COL) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 10"
6   Mikel Landa (ESP) Movistar Team + 10"
7   Gianni Moscon (ITA) Team Sky + 10"
8   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 10"
9   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 10"
10   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 10"
General classification after Stage 3[18]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Geraint Thomas (GBR)   Team Sky 10h 52' 22"
2   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 0"
3   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 3"
4   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 8"
5   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 9"
6   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 9"
7   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 19"
8   Davide Formolo (ITA) Bora–Hansgrohe + 30"
9   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Sunweb + 33"
10   Rigoberto Urán (COL) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 39"

Stage 4Edit

10 March 2018 — Foligno to Sarnano–Sassotetto, 219 km (136 mi)[19]
Result of Stage 4[20]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Mikel Landa (ESP) Movistar Team 6h 22' 13"
2   Rafał Majka (POL) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
3   George Bennett (NZL) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
4   Fabio Aru (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 6"
5   Ben Hermans (BEL) Israel Cycling Academy + 6"
6   Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 6"
7   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 6"
8   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 6"
9   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 6"
10   Rigoberto Urán (COL) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 6"
General classification after Stage 4[21]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Damiano Caruso (ITA)   BMC Racing Team 17h 14' 49"
2   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 1"
3   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 11"
4   Mikel Landa (ESP) Movistar Team + 20"
5   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky + 26"
6   Rigoberto Urán (COL) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 31"
7   George Bennett (NZL) LottoNL–Jumbo + 33"
8   Davide Formolo (ITA) Bora–Hansgrohe + 34"
9   Tiesj Benoot (BEL)   Lotto–Soudal + 36"
10   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 41"

Stage 5Edit

11 March 2018 — Castelraimondo to Filottrano, 178 km (111 mi)[22]
Result of Stage 5[23]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott 4h 16' 35"
2   Peter Sagan (SVK) Bora–Hansgrohe + 7"
3   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 7"
4   Tiesj Benoot (BEL)   Lotto–Soudal + 7"
5   Rigoberto Urán (COL) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 7"
6   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky + 7"
7   Mikel Landa (ESP) Movistar Team + 7"
8   Jaime Rosón (ESP) Movistar Team + 7"
9   Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 7"
10   Damiano Caruso (ITA)   BMC Racing Team + 7"
General classification after Stage 5[23]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky 21h 31' 28"
2   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 3"
3   Mikel Landa (ESP) Movistar Team + 23"
4   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky + 29"
5   Rigoberto Urán (COL) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 34"
6   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 36"
7   Davide Formolo (ITA) Bora–Hansgrohe + 37"
8   Tiesj Benoot (BEL)   Lotto–Soudal + 39"
9   George Bennett (NZL) LottoNL–Jumbo + 41"
10   Jaime Rosón (ESP) Movistar Team + 47"

Stage 6Edit

12 March 2018 — Numana to Fano, 153 km (95 mi)[24]
Result of Stage 6[25]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Marcel Kittel (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin 3h 49' 54"
2   Peter Sagan (SVK) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
3   Maximiliano Richeze (ARG) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
4   Sacha Modolo (ITA) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 0"
5   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
6   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
7   Marco Canola (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini + 0"
8   Simone Consonni (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 0"
9   Eduard-Michael Grosu (ROM) Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini + 0"
10   Rick Zabel (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 0"
General classification after Stage 6[26]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky 25h 21' 22"
2   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 3"
3   Mikel Landa (ESP) Movistar Team + 23"
4   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky + 29"
5   Rigoberto Urán (COL) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 34"
6   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 36"
7   Davide Formolo (ITA) Bora–Hansgrohe + 37"
8   Tiesj Benoot (BEL)   Lotto–Soudal + 39"
9   George Bennett (NZL) LottoNL–Jumbo + 41"
10   Jaime Rosón (ESP) Movistar Team + 47"

Stage 7Edit

13 March 2018 — San Benedetto del Tronto to San Benedetto del Tronto, 10 km (6 mi), individual time trial (ITT)[27]
Result of Stage 7[28]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Rohan Dennis (AUS) BMC Racing Team 11' 14"
2   Jos van Emden (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 4"
3   Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Team Sky + 8"
4   Mads Pedersen (DEN) Trek–Segafredo + 8"
5   Gianni Moscon (ITA) Team Sky + 12"
6   Michael Hepburn (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 13"
7   Jack Bauer (NZL) Mitchelton–Scott + 13"
8   Luke Durbridge (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 17"
9   Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 18"
10   Vasil Kiryienka (BLR) Team Sky + 18"
Final general classification[29]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky 25h 32' 56"
2   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 24"
3   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky + 32"
4   Tiesj Benoot (BEL)   Lotto–Soudal + 1' 06"
5   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 1' 10"
6   Mikel Landa (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 13"
7   Davide Formolo (ITA) Bora–Hansgrohe + 1' 15"
8   Jaime Rosón (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 15"
9   George Bennett (NZL) LottoNL–Jumbo + 1' 16"
10   Rigoberto Urán (COL) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 1' 22"

Classification leadership tableEdit

In the 2018 Tirreno–Adriatico, four jerseys were awarded. The general classification was calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. Time bonuses were awarded to the first three finishers on all stages except for the time trials: the stage winner won a ten-second bonus, with six and four seconds for the second and third riders respectively.[30] 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.[30] The leader of the general classification received a blue jersey.[31] This classification was considered the most important of the 2018 Tirreno–Adriatico, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Points for stage victory[31]
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points awarded 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

The second classification was the points classification. Riders were awarded points for finishing in the top ten in a stage. Unlike in the points classification in the Tour de France, the winners of all stages – with the exception of the team time trial, which awarded no points towards the classification – were awarded the same number of points. Points were also won in intermediate sprints; five points for crossing the sprint line first, three points for second place, two for third and one for fourth. The leader of the points classification was awarded an orange jersey,[31] a change from the red jersey awarded in 2017.

Points for the mountains classification[31]
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Points for Superior 15 10 7 5 3 2 1
Points for single category 5 3 2 1 0

There was also a mountains classification, for which points were awarded for reaching the top of a climb before other riders. Each of the sixteen climbs was categorised as either Superior-, or single-category, with more points available for the more difficult, Superior-category climb to Sassotetto.[31] For this climb, the top seven riders earned points; on the other climbs, only the top four riders earned points. The leadership of the mountains classification was marked by a green jersey.[31]

The fourth jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a white jersey.[30] Only riders born after 1 January 1993 were eligible; the young rider best placed in the general classification was the leader of the young rider classification.[30] There was also a classification for teams, 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.[30]

Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Teams classification
1[32] BMC Racing Team Damiano Caruso Not awarded Not awarded Fernando Gaviria BMC Racing Team
2[33] Marcel Kittel Patrick Bevin Marcel Kittel Nicola Bagioli
3[34] Primož Roglič Geraint Thomas Jacopo Mosca Jaime Rosón Team Sky
4[35] Mikel Landa Damiano Caruso Tiesj Benoot
5[36] Adam Yates Michał Kwiatkowski Astana
6[37] Marcel Kittel
7[1] Rohan Dennis
Final[1] Michał Kwiatkowski[29] Jacopo Mosca[38] Nicola Bagioli[39] Tiesj Benoot[40] Astana[29]

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