Sibiu Cycling Tour

The Sibiu Cycling Tour (Cycling Tour of Sibiu until 2015) is a 2.1 category professional bicycle road race held in Sibiu, Romania. Its first edition took place in July 2011, as part of the UCI Europe Tour. The race is organised with the support of the local council as well as the regional council of Sibiu. Held entirely around the city, the race normally runs over four days including a prologue on the cobbled streets of the city, and two climbing stages, one on the Transfăgărăşan Road to Balea Lac and a second to the mountain resort of Paltinis.

Sibiu Cycling Tour
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Race details
DateJuly
RegionSibiu, Romania
Local name(s)Turul Ciclist al Sibiului
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage race
Web sitewww.ciclism.sibiu.ro Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition2011
Editions9 (as of 2019)
First winner Vladimir Koev (BUL)
Most recent Gregor Mühlberger (AUT)

Overall winnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
2011   Bulgaria Vladimir Koev[1] Konya–Şekerspor–Torku–Vivelo
2012   Spain Víctor de la Parte SP Tableware
2013   Italy Davide Rebellin CCC–Polsat–Polkowice
2014   Croatia Radoslav Rogina Adria Mobil
2015   Italy Mauro Finetto Southeast Pro Cycling
2016   Bulgaria Nikolay Mihaylov CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice
2017   Colombia Egan Bernal Androni–Sidermec–Bottecchia
2018   Colombia Iván Sosa Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec
2019   Costa Rica Kevin Rivera Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec
2020   Austria Gregor Mühlberger Bora–Hansgrohe

ClassificationsEdit

As of the 2018 edition, the jerseys worn by the leaders of the individual classifications are:
  - Yellow Jersey – The Yellow Jersey is worn by the leader of the overall classification.
  - White Jersey – The White Jersey is worn by the leader of the overall mountains classification.(white jersey prior to 2018)
  - Orange Jersey – Worn by the best rider under 23 years of age on the overall classification.
  - Blue Jersey – Worn by the leader of the sprints classification.
  - Red Jersey – The Red Jersey presented to the leading Romanian rider on the overall classification.
  - Green Jersey – Presented to the leader of the points classification. (Previously wore a white jersey)
Additionally
  - Grey Jersey - To the team leading the team classification (Not worn in race)
From 2018 the red jersey and green jerseys were presented on the podium only and not worn in race.

EditionsEdit

2011Edit

The Cycling Tour of Sibiu 2011 took place from July 6 to 10, 2011, organised as a 2.2 race on the UCI Europe Tour. A total distance of 446.5 km. The race included five days of competition including a Team Time Trial in the center of Sibiu. A total of 20 teams took part, with a total prize money of 26,000 euros. The race was originally won by Vladimir Koev but he was later stripped of all results from 2010 and 2011 following a positive test at the 2010 Tour of Romania.[1]

List of stages
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 6 July PoplacaSibiu 10 km (6 mi)   Team time trial RC Arbö–Gourmetfein–Wels
2 7 July SibiuMediasSighisoaraAgnitaCincuAvrig 199.5 km (124 mi)   Flat stage   Maksym Vasyliev (UKR)
3 8 July Medias – BârghișSeica MareOcna Sibiului – Sibiu – Paltinis 145 km (90 mi)   Mountain stage   Vladimir Koev (BUL)
4 9 July Historic Centre of Sibiu 25 km (16 mi)   Time trial   Christian Poos (LUX)
5 10 July Sibiu – CisnadioaraCisnadieSaduAvrigBâlea Lac 95.5 km (59 mi)   Mountain stage   Riccardo Zoidl (AUT)
Final Classifications
Cyclist Team Time
1   Vladimir Koev (BUL)   Konya–Şekerspor–Torku–Vivelo 11h 32' 48"
2   Alessio Marchetti (ITA) Centro Revisioni Cerone + 52"
3   Oleksandr Sheydyk (UKR) ISD–Lampre Continental + 1'27"
    Anatoliy Pakhtusov (UKR) ISD–Lampre Continental -
    Artem Topchanyuk (UKR) ISD–Lampre Continental -
    Anatoli Kashtan (UKR) Centro Revisioni Cerone -

2012Edit

The Cycling Tour of Sibiu 2012 took place from July 4 to 8, 2012, organised as a 2.2 race on the UCI Europe Tour. The race for the first time included an opening prologue time trial and covered a total of 432.95 km.

List of stages
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 4 July Sibiu - Sibiu 2.4 km (1 mi)   Time Trial   Jon Bergsland (NOR)
1 5 July Sibiu - Paltanis 184 km (114 mi)   Mountain stage   Victor de la Parte (ESP)
2 6 July Historic Centre of Sibiu 10.2 km (6 mi)   Team time trial Kolss Cycling Team
3 7 July Sibiu - Balea Lac 90.15 km (56 mi)   Mountain stage   Martin Haring (SLO)
4 8 July Sibiu - Sibiu 146.2 km (91 mi)   Flat stage   Gabor Kazsa (SER)
Final Classifications
Cyclist Team Time
1   Victor de la Parte (ESP)   SP Tableware 11h 34' 30"
2   Matija Kvasina (CRO) Tusnad Cycling Team + 17"
3   Artem Topchanyuk (UKR) SP Tableware + 56""
    Anatoliy Sosnitskiy (UKR) Kolss Cycling Team -
    Gabor Kasa (SER) Serbian National Team -
    George Stancu (ROM) CS Otopeni -

2013Edit

The Cycling Tour of Sibiu 2013 took place from July 11 to 14. For the third edition the race was upgraded to UCI category 2.1 allowing UCI Pro Continental Teams to take part. Three Pro Continental teams accepted invites,CCC–Polsat–Polkowice, Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela and Vini Fantini–Selle Italia although Vini Fantini would later withdraw after positive doping tests at the 2013 Giro d'Italia. At 479.5 km the race was the longest to date despite being reduced to four days, with two stages taking place on the final day.

List of stages
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 11 July Sibiu - Sibiu 2.5 km (2 mi)   Time Trial   Maroš Kováč (SVK)
1 12 July Sibiu - Balea Lac 143.6 km (89 mi)   Mountain stage   Davide Rebellin (ITA)
2 13 July Sibiu - Paltanis 183.8 km (114 mi)   Mountain stage   Markus Eibegger (AUT)
3a 14 July Cisnadie - Muzeul Tehnicii Populare 11.4 km (7 mi)   Time trial   Stefan Schumacher (GER)
3b 14 July Sibiu - Sibiu 138.2 km (86 mi)   Intermediate stage   Mattia Gavazzi (ITA)
Final Classifications
Cyclist Team Time
1   Davide Rebellin (ITA)    CCC–Polsat–Polkowice 12h 25' 23"
2   Matija Kvasina (CRO) Gourmetfein–Simplon + 58"
3   Constantino Zaballa Gutiérrez (ESP) Christina Watches–Onfone + 1'21"
    Lukas Postlberger (AUT) Gourmetfein–Simplon -
    Gedimas Kaupas (LIT) Differdange–Losch -
    Adrian Nitu (ROM) Romanian National Team -

2014Edit

The 2014 Sibiu Tour took place between the July 17 and 20. At 530 km the race was the longest to date, and once more featured the traditional cobbled prologue and stages to Balea Lac and Paltanis. Returning to the race for the first time since 2012 was a Team Time Trial on the final day. The 2014 race featured two Pro Continental teams, CCC Polsat and Androni Giocattoli along with 20 continental and national teams competing for a prize fund of €29,889

Stage Information
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 17 July Sibiu - Sibiu 2.2 km (1 mi)   Time Trial   Olivier Pardini (BEL)
1 18 July Sibiu - Balea Lac 162.5 km (101 mi)   Mountain stage   Radoslav Rogina (CRO)
2 19 July Sibiu - Sebes - Paltinis 215.0 km (134 mi)   Mountain Stage   Branislau Samoilau (BLR)
3a 20 July Sibiu - Poplaca - Sibiu 16.0 km (10 mi)   Team Time Trial CCC–Polsat–Polkowice
3b 20 July Sibiu - Medias - Sibiu 151.0 km (94 mi)   Intermediate Stage   Marco Zanotti (ITA)
Final Classifications
Cyclist Team Time
1   Radoslav Rogina (CRO)   Adria Mobil 12h 58' 26"
2   Davide Rebellin (ITA) CCC–Polsat–Polkowice + 1'01"
3   Primoz Roglič (SLO)  Adria Mobil + 1'07"
    Domen Novak (SLO) Adria Mobil -
    Bram Nolten (NED) Parkhotel Valkenburg -
    Oleg Berdos (ROM) Tusnad Cycling Team -

2015Edit

The 2015 Tour of Sibiu took place between 1 July and 5 July. For the first time it was raced over 5 days, and moved forward in the calendar by nearly three weeks. It was expected that the teams of all the jersey winners and stage winners from 2014, Adria Mobil, CCC Sprandi Polkowice, Verandas Willems and Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team, would compete again in 2015. Adria Mobil later withdrew to be replaced by Southeast Pro Cycling taking the number of pro-continental teams in the race to four.[2][3] The race was wn by Mauro Finetto who won the mountain stage to Paltanis and was able to retain his jersey through to the finale.

2016Edit

The 2016 Sibiu Cycling Tour took place between July 6 and July 10 having moved forward one week due to the local elections. The race opened with the traditional prologue and for the first time featured a mountain time trial to Bâlea Lac.[4] This edition is featured four pro-continental teams including for the first time a British team ONE Pro Cycling.[5][6]

The race was won by Nikolay Mihaylov after he was part of a breakaway on Stage 2. The race was notable for its first Romanian stage winner, Andrei Nechita, who won the opening prologue, and also its first Australian stage winner Steele von Hoff.

2017Edit

The 2017 Sibiu Cycling Tour took place between July 5 and July 9. Featuring a traditional parcours of opening prologue, two intermediate and two mountain stages. The peloton featured three professional Continental teams, 17 Continental teams and a Romanian national team, and for the first time, teams from North America.[7] The race was won by Egan Bernal who became the first Colombian winner.

2018Edit

The 2018 Sibiu Cycling Tour takes place between July 5 and July 8. Featuring a traditional parcours of opening prologue,two mountain stages and for the first time since 2014, a team time trial. The peloton featured three professional Continental teams, fourteen Continental teams and two national teams.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Koev was stripped of all results from 2010 and 2011 following a positive doping control on 5 June 2010". Retrieved 2016-12-20.
  2. ^ "100 Days to go - the 2015 Sibiu Tour". Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 2015-03-16. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  3. ^ "2015 Sibiu Tour - Teams". Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  4. ^ "Mix of old and new for 2016 edition". Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 2015-10-22. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
  5. ^ "Strong field for 2016 Sibiu Cycling Tour". Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 2016-02-24. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  6. ^ "19 Teams contest the 6th Edition". Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  7. ^ "Route for 2017 Sibiu Cycling Tour presented". Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 2016-11-15. Retrieved 2016-12-20.
  8. ^ "Top riders return to Romania for 2018 Sibiu Cycling Tour starting in two weeks". Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 2018-06-21. Retrieved 2018-06-30.

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