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.
|Local name(s)||Turul Ciclist al Sibiului|
|Competition||UCI Europe Tour|
|Editions||9 (as of 2019)|
|First winner||Vladimir Koev (BUL)|
|Most recent||Gregor Mühlberger (AUT)|
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)
- 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.
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||6 July||Poplaca – Sibiu||10 km (6 mi)||Team time trial||RC Arbö–Gourmetfein–Wels|
|2||7 July||Sibiu – Medias – Sighisoara – Agnita – Cincu – Avrig||199.5 km (124 mi)||Flat stage||Maksym Vasyliev (UKR)|
|3||8 July||Medias – Bârghiș – Seica Mare – Ocna Sibiului – Sibiu – Paltinis||145 km (90 mi)||Mountain stage|| |
|4||9 July||Historic Centre of Sibiu||25 km (16 mi)||Time trial||Christian Poos (LUX)|
|5||10 July||Sibiu – Cisnadioara – Cisnadie – Sadu – Avrig – Bâlea Lac||95.5 km (59 mi)||Mountain stage||Riccardo Zoidl (AUT)|
||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||-|
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.
|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)|
|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||-|
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.
|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)|
|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||-|
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
|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)|
|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||-|
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. 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.
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. This edition is featured four pro-continental teams including for the first time a British team ONE Pro Cycling.
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.
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. The race was won by Egan Bernal who became the first Colombian winner.
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.
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