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The 2018 Tour of Flanders (Dutch: Ronde van Vlaanderen 2018) was a road cycling one-day race that took place on 1 April 2018 in Belgium. It was the 102nd edition of the Tour of Flanders and the thirteenth event of the 2018 UCI World Tour.[2][3]

2018 Tour of Flanders
2018 UCI World Tour, race 13 of 37
Race details
Dates1 April 2018
Stages1
Distance264.7 km (164.5 mi)
Winning time6h 21' 25"[1]
Results
  Winner  Niki Terpstra (NED) (Quick-Step Floors)
  Second  Mads Pedersen (DEN) (Trek–Segafredo)
  Third  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) (Quick-Step Floors)
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Quick-Step Floors rider Niki Terpstra became the first Dutch rider since Adri van der Poel in 1986 to win the Tour of Flanders,[4] having gone clear on the Kruisberg climb. Terpstra remained clear over the remaining 25 kilometres (16 miles), finishing 12 seconds ahead of Trek–Segafredo's Mads Pedersen, while the podium was completed by defending race-winner Philippe Gilbert, also for Quick-Step Floors.[5]

TeamsEdit

ResultsEdit

 
Niki Terpstra became the first male Dutch winner in 32 years.
Result[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Niki Terpstra (NED) Quick-Step Floors 6h 21' 25"
2   Mads Pedersen (DEN) Trek–Segafredo + 12"
3   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors + 17"
4   Michael Valgren (DEN) Astana + 20"
5   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 25"
6   Peter Sagan (SVK) Bora–Hansgrohe + 25"
7   Jasper Stuyven (BEL) Trek–Segafredo + 25"
8   Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 25"
9   Wout van Aert (BEL) Vérandas Willems–Crelan + 25"
10   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Quick-Step Floors + 25"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Uitslag - Résultat - Result" (PDF). KBWB-RVLB.com. Royal Belgian Cycling League. 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ "UCI announces 2018 road calendar". Cycling News. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  3. ^ "2018 UCI WorldTour calendar unveiled". Velon. Archived from the original on 25 September 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Terpstra eerste Nederlandse winnaar sinds 1986" [Terpstra first Dutch winner since 1986]. De Telegraaf (in Dutch). Telegraaf Media Groep. 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Niki Terpstra wins 2018 Tour of Flanders". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Deelnemerslijst - liste des partants" (PDF). Tour of Flanders. Flanders Classics. 31 March 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.

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