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The 2018 Volta ao Algarve was a road cycling stage race that took place in the Algarve region of Portugal between 14 and 18 February 2018. It was the 44th edition of the Volta ao Algarve and was rated as a 2.HC event as part of the UCI Europe Tour.[2]

2018 Volta ao Algarve
2018 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates14–18 February 2018
Stages5
Distance773.5[1] km (480.6 mi)
Winning time18h 54' 11"
Results
  Winner  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)
  Second  Geraint Thomas (GBR)
  Third  Tejay van Garderen (USA)

  Points  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)
  Mountains  Benjamin King (USA)
  Youth  Sam Oomen (NED)
  Team Team Sky
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Contents

TeamsEdit

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[4][5]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Stage winner
1 14 February Albufeira to Lagos 192.6 km (119.7 mi)   Flat stage   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)
2 15 February Sagres (Vila do Bispo) to Fóia (mountain) 187.9 km (116.8 mi)   Mountain stage   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)
3 16 February Lagoa to Lagoa 20.3 km (12.6 mi)   Individual time trial   Geraint Thomas (GBR)
4 17 February Almodôvar to Tavira 199.2 km (123.8 mi)   Flat stage   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)
5 18 February Faro to Alto do Malhão 173.5 km (107.8 mi)   Medium mountain stage   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

Stage 1 result[4][6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo 4h 47' 58"
2   Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ s.t.
3   Hugo Hofstetter (FRA) Cofidis s.t.
4   Timothy Dupont (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
5   Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
6   John Degenkolb (GER) Trek–Segafredo s.t.
7   Jens Keukeleire (BEL) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
8   Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
9   Yves Lampaert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
10   Luís Mendonça (POR) Aviludo–Louletano s.t.
General classification after Stage 1[4][6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)     LottoNL–Jumbo 4h 47' 58"
2   Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ s.t.
3   Hugo Hofstetter (FRA) Cofidis s.t.
4   Timothy Dupont (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
5   Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
6   John Degenkolb (GER) Trek–Segafredo s.t.
7   Jens Keukeleire (BEL) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
8   Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
9   Yves Lampaert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
10   Luís Mendonça (POR) Aviludo–Louletano s.t.

Stage 2Edit

Stage 2 result[4][7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky 4h 49' 51"
2   Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo s.t.
3   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
4   Dan Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
DSQ   Jaime Rosón (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
6   Patrick Konrad (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe + 3"
7   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
8   Pieter Serry (BEL) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
9   Vicente García de Mateos (ESP) Aviludo–Louletano s.t.
10   Richie Porte (AUS) BMC Racing Team s.t.
General classification after Stage 2[4][7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Geraint Thomas (GBR)   Team Sky 9h 37' 49"
DSQ   Jaime Rosón (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
3   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky s.t.
4   Dan Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
5   Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo s.t.
6   Patrick Konrad (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe + 3"
7   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
8   Pieter Serry (BEL) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
9   Vicente García de Mateos (ESP) Aviludo–Louletano s.t.
10   Louis Meintjes (RSA) Team Dimension Data s.t.

Stage 3Edit

Stage 3 result[4][8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky 24' 09"
2   Victor Campenaerts (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 11"
3   Stefan Küng (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 19"
4   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 22"
5   Nelson Oliveira (POR) Movistar Team s.t.
6   Tony Martin (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 27"
7   Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 47"
8   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 49"
9   Vasil Kiryienka (BLR) Team Sky + 50"
10   Łukasz Wiśniowski (POL) Team Sky + 51"
General classification after Stage 3[4][8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Geraint Thomas (GBR)   Team Sky 10h 01' 58"
2   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky + 22"
3   Nelson Oliveira (POR) Movistar Team + 32"
4   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 52"
5   Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 53"
6   Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 01"
DSQ   Jaime Rosón (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 18"
8   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 1' 19"
9   Felix Großschartner (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe + 1' 20"
10   Vasil Kiryienka (BLR) Team Sky + 1' 24"

Stage 4Edit

Stage 4 result[4][9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo 4h 33' 49"
2   Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Bora–Hansgrohe s.t.
3   John Degenkolb (GER) Trek–Segafredo s.t.
4   Florian Sénéchal (FRA) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
5   Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
6   Timothy Dupont (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
7   Hugo Hofstetter (FRA) Cofidis s.t.
8   Jasper De Buyst (BEL) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
9   Loïc Vliegen (BEL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
10   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky s.t.
General classification after Stage 4[4][9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Geraint Thomas (GBR)   Team Sky 14h 35' 50"
2   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 19"
3   Nelson Oliveira (POR) Movistar Team + 32"
4   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 52"
5   Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 53"
6   Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 01"
DSQ   Jaime Rosón (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 18"
8   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 1' 19"
9   Felix Großschartner (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe + 1' 20"
10   Vasil Kiryienka (BLR) Team Sky + 1' 24"

Stage 5Edit

Stage 5 result[4][10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky 4h 18' 02"
2   Ruben Guerreiro (POR) Trek–Segafredo + 4"
3   Serge Pauwels (BEL) Team Dimension Data + 8"
4   Stefan Küng (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 13"
5   Cesare Benedetti (ITA) Bora–Hansgrohe + 15"
6   Dion Smith (NZL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 17"
7   Simon Geschke (GER) Team Sunweb s.t.
8   Julen Amezqueta (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 23"
9   Ben Swift (GBR) UAE Team Emirates + 29"
10   Frederik Backaert (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 35"
General classification after Stage 5[4][10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Team Sky 18h 54' 11"
2   Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky + 1' 31"
3   Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 2' 16"
4   Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 2' 22"
5   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 2' 33"
DSQ   Jaime Rosón (ESP) Movistar Team + 2' 49"
7   Maximilian Schachmann (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 2' 50"
8   Serge Pauwels (BEL) Team Dimension Data s.t.
9   Felix Großschartner (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe + 2' 51"
10   Nelson Oliveira (POR) Movistar Team + 2' 54"

Classification leadership tableEdit

In the 2018 Volta ao Algarve, four different jerseys were awarded. For the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers at intermediate sprints and at the finish of mass-start stages, the leader received a yellow jersey.[11] This classification was considered the most important of the 2018 Volta ao Algarve, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a red jersey.[11] In the points classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 10 in a mass-start stage. For winning a stage, a rider earned 25 points, with 20 for second, 16 for third, 13 for fourth, 10 for fifth, 8 for sixth, 6 for seventh, 4 for eighth, 2 for ninth and 1 for tenth place. Points towards the classification could also be accrued at intermediate sprint points during each stage; these intermediate sprints also offered bonus seconds towards the general classification. There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a blue jersey.[11] In the mountains classification, points were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs.

The fourth jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a white jersey.[11] This was decided in the same way as the general classification, but only riders born after 1 January 1995 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.

Étape Vainqueur General classification Mountains classification Points classification Young rider classification Team classification
1 Dylan Groenewegen Dylan Groenewegen João Rodrigues Dylan Groenewegen Sam Oomen Quick-Step Floors
2 Michał Kwiatkowski Geraint Thomas Benjamin King Michał Kwiatkowski
3 Geraint Thomas Team Sky
4 Dylan Groenewegen
5 Michał Kwiatkowski
Final

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Volta ao Algarve (HC)". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  2. ^ "2018 Volta ao Algarve". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  3. ^ "2018 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta - Startlist". FirstCycling. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "2018 Volta ao Algarve (HC), Portugal". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta 2018". Cycling News. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Volta ao Algarve: Groenewegen wins stage 1". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Volta ao Algarve: Kwiatkowski wins stage 2 mountain finish to Foia". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Volta ao Algarve: Thomas wins stage 3". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Volta ao Algarve: Groenewegen wins stage 4 sprint in Tavira". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Volta ao Algarve: Kwiatkowski wins the overall". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  11. ^ a b c d "43.ª Volta ao Algarve" [43rd Volta ao Algarve] (PDF). Volta ao Algarve (in Portuguese). Portuguese Cycling Federation. Retrieved 17 February 2017.

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