2018 Tour of Croatia

The 2018 Tour of Croatia was a road cycling stage race that took place in Croatia between 17 and 22 April 2018. It was the fourth edition of the Tour of Croatia since its revival in 2015, and was rated as a 2.HC event as part of the 2018 UCI Europe Tour.

2018 Tour of Croatia
2018 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates17–22 April 2018
Stages6
Distance1,074.5 km (667.7 mi)
Winning time26h 51' 12"[1]
Results
Winner  Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) (Bahrain–Merida)
  Second  Pieter Weening (NED) (Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij)
  Third  Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ) (Astana)

Points  Eduard-Michael Grosu (ROU) (Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini)
Mountains  Peter Koning (NED) (Aqua Blue Sport)
Youth  Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ) (Astana)
  Team Bahrain–Merida
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The race was won by Bahrain–Merida's Kanstantsin Sivtsov.[2]

TeamsEdit

Nineteen teams were invited to start the race.[3] These included three UCI WorldTeams, 11 UCI Professional Continental teams and five UCI Continental teams.[4]

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

UCI Continental teams

ScheduleEdit

Stage schedule[5]
Stage Date Route Distance Type Winner
1 17 April Osijek to Koprivnica 227 km (141.1 mi)   Hilly stage   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA)
2 18 April Karlovac to Zadar 234.5 km (145.7 mi)   Hilly stage   Eduard-Michael Grosu (ROU)
3 19 April TrogirOkrug to Sveti JureBiokovo 134 km (83.3 mi)   Mountain stage   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR)
4 20 April Starigrad to Crikvenica 171 km (106.3 mi)   Hilly stage   Alessandro Tonelli (ITA)
5 21 April Rabac to Učka 156.5 km (97.2 mi)   Mountain stage   Manuele Boaro (ITA)
6 22 April Samobor to Zagreb 151.5 km (94.1 mi)   Flat stage   Paolo Simion (ITA)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

17 April 2018 — Osijek to Koprivnica, 227 km (141.1 mi)[6]
Result of Stage 1[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Bahrain–Merida 5h 45' 25"
2   Andrea Guardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 0"
3   Eduard-Michael Grosu (ROU) Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini + 0"
4   Riccardo Minali (ITA) Astana + 0"
5   Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
6   Marko Kump (SLO) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 0"
7   John Murphy (USA) Holowesko Citadel p/b Arapahoe Resources + 0"
8   Žiga Jerman (SLO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 0"
9   Federico Zurlo (ITA) MsTina–Focus + 0"
10   Jimmy Duquennoy (BEL) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic + 0"
General classification after Stage 1[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA)    Bahrain–Merida 5h 45' 15"
2   Jon Božič (SLO)   Adria Mobil + 1"
3   Andrea Guardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 4"
4   Eduard-Michael Grosu (ROU) Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini + 6"
5   Riccardo Minali (ITA) Astana + 10"
6   Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 10"
7   Marko Kump (SLO) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 10"
8   John Murphy (USA) Holowesko Citadel p/b Arapahoe Resources + 10"
9   Žiga Jerman (SLO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 10"
10   Federico Zurlo (ITA) MsTina–Focus + 10"

Stage 2Edit

18 April 2018 — Karlovac to Zadar, 234.5 km (145.7 mi)[8]
Result of Stage 2[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Eduard-Michael Grosu (ROU) Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini 5h 38' 11"
2   Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
3   Riccardo Minali (ITA) Astana + 0"
4   Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ) Astana + 4"
5   Juan José Lobato (ESP) Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini + 4"
6   Josip Rumac (CRO) Meridiana–Kamen + 4"
7   Žiga Jerman (SLO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 4"
8   Matej Mohorič (SLO) Bahrain–Merida + 4"
9   Andrea Guardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 4"
10   Marko Kump (SLO) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 8"
General classification after Stage 2[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Eduard-Michael Grosu (ROU)    Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini 11h 23' 22"
2   Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 8"
3   Riccardo Minali (ITA) Astana + 10"
4   Andrea Guardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 12"
5   Jon Božič (SLO)   Adria Mobil + 12"
6   Riccardo Stacchiotti (ITA) MsTina–Focus + 17"
7   Žiga Jerman (SLO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 18"
8   Matej Mohorič (SLO) Bahrain–Merida + 18"
9   Josip Rumac (CRO) Meridiana–Kamen + 18"
10   Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ) Astana + 18"

Stage 3Edit

19 April 2018 — TrogirOkrug to Sveti JureBiokovo, 134 km (83.3 mi)[10]
Result of Stage 3[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) Bahrain–Merida 3h 51' 32"
2   Pieter Weening (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 4"
3   Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ) Astana + 49"
4   Radoslav Rogina (CRO) Adria Mobil + 56"
5   Niklas Eg (DEN) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 38"
6   Daniel Pearson (GBR) Aqua Blue Sport + 2' 01"
7   Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 2' 27"
8   Rubén Acosta (COL) Bicicletas Strongman–Colombia Coldeportes + 2' 42"
9   Artem Nych (RUS) Gazprom–RusVelo + 2' 51"
10   Jonathan Lastra (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 3' 42"
General classification after Stage 3[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR)    Bahrain–Merida 15h 15' 10"
2   Pieter Weening (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 8"
3   Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ)   Astana + 47"
4   Radoslav Rogina (CRO) Adria Mobil + 1' 06"
5   Niklas Eg (DEN) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 48"
6   Daniel Pearson (GBR) Aqua Blue Sport + 2' 11"
7   Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 2' 33"
8   Rubén Acosta (COL) Bicicletas Strongman–Colombia Coldeportes + 2' 52"
9   Artem Nych (RUS) Gazprom–RusVelo + 3' 01"
10   Jonathan Lastra (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 3' 48"

Stage 4Edit

20 April 2018 — Starigrad to Crikvenica, 171 km (106.3 mi)[12]
Result of Stage 4[13]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Alessandro Tonelli (ITA) Bardiani–CSF 3h 56' 57"
2   Enrico Barbin (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 12"
3   Jan Tratnik (SLO) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 12"
4   Fabian Lienhard (SUI) Holowesko Citadel p/b Arapahoe Resources + 12"
5   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 12"
6   Žiga Ručigaj (SLO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 12"
7   Federico Zurlo (ITA) MsTina–Focus + 12"
8   Adrian Kurek (POL) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 12"
9   Jonathan Lastra (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 12"
10   Kristian Sbaragli (ITA) Israel Cycling Academy + 12"
General classification after Stage 4[13]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR)    Bahrain–Merida 19h 12' 19"
2   Pieter Weening (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 8"
3   Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ)   Astana + 47"
4   Radoslav Rogina (CRO) Adria Mobil + 1' 06"
5   Niklas Eg (DEN) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 48"
6   Daniel Pearson (GBR) Aqua Blue Sport + 2' 11"
7   Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 2' 33"
8   Rubén Acosta (COL) Bicicletas Strongman–Colombia Coldeportes + 2' 52"
9   Artem Nych (RUS) Gazprom–RusVelo + 3' 01"
10   Jonathan Lastra (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 3' 48"

Stage 5Edit

21 April 2018 — Rabac to Učka, 156.5 km (97.2 mi)[14]
Result of Stage 5[15]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Manuele Boaro (ITA) Bahrain–Merida 4h 15' 54"
2   Łukasz Owsian (POL) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 7"
3   Alessandro Tonelli (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 10"
4   Jonathan Cañaveral (COL) Bicicletas Strongman–Colombia Coldeportes + 12"
5   Tadej Pogačar (SLO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 24"
6   Niklas Eg (DEN) Trek–Segafredo + 24"
7   Daniel Pearson (GBR) Aqua Blue Sport + 47"
8   Pieter Weening (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 48"
9   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR)   Bahrain–Merida + 48"
10   Nick van der Lijke (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 52"
General classification after Stage 5[15]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR)   Bahrain–Merida 23h 29' 01"
2   Pieter Weening (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 8"
3   Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ)   Astana + 53"
4   Radoslav Rogina (CRO) Adria Mobil + 1' 15"
5   Niklas Eg (DEN) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 24"
6   Daniel Pearson (GBR) Aqua Blue Sport + 2' 10"
7   Rubén Acosta (COL) Bicicletas Strongman–Colombia Coldeportes + 3' 01"
8   Artem Nych (RUS) Gazprom–RusVelo + 3' 08"
9   Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 3' 37"
10   Domen Novak (SLO) Bahrain–Merida + 4' 15"

Stage 6Edit

22 April 2018 — Samobor to Zagreb, 151.5 km (94.1 mi)[16]
Result of Stage 6[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Paolo Simion (ITA) Bardiani–CSF 3h 21' 39"
2   Mirco Maestri (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 11"
3   Eduard-Michael Grosu (ROU) Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini + 25"
4   Fabian Lienhard (SUI) Holowesko Citadel p/b Arapahoe Resources + 25"
5   Sondre Holst Enger (NOR) Israel Cycling Academy + 28"
6   Alex Kirsch (LUX) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic + 28"
7   Matej Mohorič (SLO) Bahrain–Merida + 28"
8   Juan José Lobato (ESP) Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini + 28"
9   Vincenzo Albanese (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 32"
10   Enrico Barbin (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 32"
Final general classification[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR)   Bahrain–Merida 26h 51' 12"
2   Pieter Weening (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 11"
3   Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ)   Astana + 1' 01"
4   Radoslav Rogina (CRO) Adria Mobil + 1' 18"
5   Niklas Eg (DEN) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 27"
6   Daniel Pearson (GBR) Aqua Blue Sport + 2' 19"
7   Artem Nych (RUS) Gazprom–RusVelo + 3' 27"
8   Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 3' 37"
9   Jonathan Lastra (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 4' 23"
10   Domen Novak (SLO) Bahrain–Merida + 4' 38"

Classification leadership tableEdit

In the 2018 Tour of Croatia, four different jerseys were awarded. The general classification was calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers at intermediate sprints (three seconds to first, two seconds to second and one second to third) and at the finish of mass-start stages; these were awarded to the first three finishers on all stages: the stage winner won a ten-second bonus, with six and four seconds for the second and third riders respectively. The leader of the classification received a red jersey; it was considered the most important of the 2018 Tour of Croatia, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Points for the mountains classification
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Points for Hors-category 20 15 10 8 6 4 3 2
Points for Category 1 12 8 6 4 2 0
Points for Category 2 6 4 2 0
Points for Category 3 3 2 1

Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a blue jersey. In the points classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 15 in a stage. For winning a stage, a rider earned 25 points, with 20 for second, 16 for third, 14 for fourth, 12 for fifth, 10 for sixth and a point fewer per place down to 1 point for 15th place. Points towards the classification could also be accrued – awarded on a 5–3–1 scale – at intermediate sprint points during each stage; these intermediate sprints also offered bonus seconds towards the general classification as noted above.

There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a green 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 hors, first, second, or third-category, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs. The fourth and final jersey represented the classification for young riders, marked by a white jersey. This was decided the same way as the general classification, but only riders born after 1 January 1996 were eligible to be ranked in the classification. There was also a classification for teams, 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.

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Team classification
 
1[7] Niccolò Bonifazio Niccolò Bonifazio Niccolò Bonifazio Emil Dima Jon Božič Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum
2[9] Eduard-Michael Grosu Eduard-Michael Grosu Eduard-Michael Grosu Peter Koning Astana
3[11] Kanstantsin Sivtsov Kanstantsin Sivtsov Kanstantsin Sivtsov Yevgeniy Gidich
4[13] Alessandro Tonelli
5[15] Manuele Boaro Alessandro Tonelli Peter Koning Bahrain–Merida
6[1] Paolo Simion Eduard-Michael Grosu
Final[1] Kanstantsin Sivtsov Eduard-Michael Grosu Peter Koning Yevgeniy Gidich Bahrain–Merida

Final standingsEdit

Legend
  Denotes the leader of the General classification
  Denotes the leader of the Points classification
  Denotes the leader of the Mountains classification
  Denotes the leader of the Young rider classification

General classificationEdit

Result[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR)   Bahrain–Merida 26h 51' 12"
2   Pieter Weening (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 11"
3   Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ)   Astana + 1' 01"
4   Radoslav Rogina (CRO) Adria Mobil + 1' 18"
5   Niklas Eg (DEN) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 27"
6   Daniel Pearson (GBR) Aqua Blue Sport + 2' 19"
7   Artem Nych (RUS) Gazprom–RusVelo + 3' 27"
8   Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 3' 37"
9   Jonathan Lastra (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 4' 23"
10   Domen Novak (SLO) Bahrain–Merida + 4' 38"

Points classificationEdit

Result[1]
Rank Rider Team Points
1   Eduard-Michael Grosu (ROU)   Nippo–Vini Fantini–Europa Ovini 67
2   Alessandro Tonelli (ITA) Bardiani–CSF 47
3   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR)   Bahrain–Merida 37
4   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Bahrain–Merida 37
5   Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ)   Astana 35
6   Mirco Maestri (ITA) Bardiani–CSF 34
7   Jon Božič (SLO) Adria Mobil 33
8   Riccardo Minali (ITA) Astana 33
9   Pieter Weening (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij 30
10   Enrico Barbin (ITA) Bardiani–CSF 29

Mountains classificationEdit

Result[1]
Rank Rider Team Points
1   Peter Koning (NED)   Aqua Blue Sport 35
2   Łukasz Owsian (POL) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice 26
3   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR)   Bahrain–Merida 20
4   Manuele Boaro (ITA) Bahrain–Merida 15
5   Alessandro Tonelli (ITA) Bardiani–CSF 15
6   Pieter Weening (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij 15
7   Jonathan Cañaveral (COL) Bicicletas Strongman–Colombia Coldeportes 12
8   Jure Golčer (SLO) Adria Mobil 12
9   Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ)   Astana 10
10   Emil Dima (ROU) MsTina–Focus 9

Young rider classificationEdit

Result[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ)   Astana 26h 52' 13"
2   Rubén Acosta (COL) Bicicletas Strongman–Colombia Coldeportes + 3' 40"
3   Tadej Pogačar (SLO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 4' 48"
4   Jonathan Cañaveral (COL) Bicicletas Strongman–Colombia Coldeportes + 6' 01"
5   Daniel Savini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 29' 17"
6   Vincenzo Albanese (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 39' 45"
7   Gorazd Per (SLO) Adria Mobil + 45' 07"
8   Raul-Antonio Sinza (ROU) MsTina–Focus + 48' 33"
9   Viktor Potočki (CRO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 58' 11"
10   Izidor Penko (CRO) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 58' 40"

Teams classificationEdit

Result[1]
Rank Team Time
1 Bahrain–Merida 80h 52' 22"
2 Bicicletas Strongman–Colombia Coldeportes + 5' 17"
3 Astana + 7' 39"
4 Adria Mobil + 16' 54"
5 Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 20' 01"
6 Bardiani–CSF + 20' 18"
7 Meridiana–Kamen + 22' 20"
8 Trek–Segafredo + 25' 51"
9 Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 37' 44"
10 Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum + 43' 29"

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