2018 Tour of Britain

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2018 Tour of Britain
2018 UCI Europe Tour
Stage 8 in Whitehall, London having just passed Nelson's Column
Stage 8 in Whitehall, London having just passed Nelson's Column
Race details
Dates2–9 September
Stages8
Distance1,140 km (708.4 mi)
Winning time26h 25' 58"
Results
Winner  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) (Quick-Step Floors)
  Second  Wout Poels (NED) (Team Sky)
  Third  Primož Roglič (SLO) (LottoNL–Jumbo)

Points  Patrick Bevin (NZ) (BMC Racing Team)
Mountains  Nicholas Dlamini (SAF) (Team Dimension Data)
Sprints  Alex Paton (GBR) (Canyon Eisberg)
  Team LottoNL–Jumbo
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The 2018 Tour of Britain was an eight-stage men's professional road cycling race. It was the fifteenth running of the modern version of the Tour of Britain and the 78th British tour in total. The race started on 2 September in Pembrey Country Park and finished on 9 September in London. It was part of the 2018 UCI Europe Tour.[1] The French rider Julian Alaphilippe of Quick-Step Floors won the race.

Teams[edit]

Aqua Blue Sport were replaced by WIGGINS less than week before the start of the race.[2] The starting teams were:[3]

UCI WorldTeams UCI Professional Continental Teams UCI Continental Teams National Teams

Stages[edit]

List of stages[3][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 2 September PembreyNewport 175 km (109 mi) Flat stage  André Greipel (GER)
2 3 September CranbrookBarnstaple 174 km (108 mi) Flat stage  Cameron Meyer (AUS)
3 4 September Bristol – Bristol 125 km (78 mi) Hilly stage  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)
4 5 September NuneatonLeamington Spa 183 km (114 mi) Flat stage  André Greipel (GER)
5 6 September CockermouthWhinlatter Pass 14 km (9 mi) Team time trial LottoNL–Jumbo
6 7 September Barrow-in-FurnessWhinlatter Pass 169 km (105 mi) Hilly stage  Wout Poels (NED)
7 8 September West BridgfordMansfield 223 km (139 mi) Flat stage  Ian Stannard (GBR)
8 9 September London – London 77 km (48 mi) Flat stage  Caleb Ewan (AUS)

Stage 1[edit]

2 September 2018 — Pembrey to Newport, 175 km (109 mi)
Stage 1 result[5][6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal 4h 00' 54"
2  Caleb Ewan (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott s.t.
3  Fernando Gaviria (COL) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
4  Gabriel Cullaigh (GBR) WIGGINS s.t.
5  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
6  Andrea Pasqualon (ITA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
7  Ethan Hayter (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
8  Paolo Simion (ITA) Bardiani–CSF s.t.
9  Vincenzo Albanese (ITA) Bardiani–CSF s.t.
10  Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky s.t.
General classification after stage 1[5][6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal 4h 00' 54"
2  Caleb Ewan (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 4"
3  Fernando Gaviria (COL) Quick-Step Floors + 6"
4  Gabriel Cullaigh (GBR) WIGGINS + 10"
5  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
6  Andrea Pasqualon (ITA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
7  Ethan Hayter (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
8  Paolo Simion (ITA) Bardiani–CSF s.t.
9  Vincenzo Albanese (ITA) Bardiani–CSF s.t.
10  Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky s.t.

Stage 2[edit]

3 September 2018 — Cranbrook to Barnstaple, 174 km (108 mi)
Stage 2 result[7][8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Cameron Meyer (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott 4h 14' 46"
2  Alessandro Tonelli (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 1"
3  Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team + 2"
4  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
5  Jasha Sütterlin (GER) Movistar Team s.t.
6  Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo s.t.
7  Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky s.t.
8  Chris Hamilton (AUS) Team Sunweb s.t.
9  Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
10  Hugh Carthy (GBR) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 9"
General classification after stage 2[7][8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Alessandro Tonelli (ITA) Bardiani–CSF 8h 15' 30"
2  Cameron Meyer (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott s.t.
3  Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team + 8"
4  Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 12"
5  Jasha Sütterlin (GER) Movistar Team s.t.
6  Chris Hamilton (AUS) Team Sunweb s.t.
7  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
8  Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
9  Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo s.t.
10  Hugh Carthy (GBR) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 19"

Stage 3[edit]

4 September 2018 — Bristol to Bristol, 125 km (78 mi)
Stage 3 result[9][10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors 2h 47' 41"
2  Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
3  Emīls Liepiņš (LAT) ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
4  Ethan Hayter (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
5  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
6  Connor Swift (GBR) Madison Genesis s.t.
7  Mads Würtz Schmidt (DEN) Team Katusha–Alpecin s.t.
8  Jasha Sütterlin (GER) Movistar Team s.t.
9  Dion Smith (NZL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
10  Xandro Meurisse (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
General classification after stage 3[9][10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team 11h 03' 11"
2  Cameron Meyer (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott s.t.
3  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors + 2"
4  Jasha Sütterlin (GER) Movistar Team + 12"
5  Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky s.t.
6  Chris Hamilton (AUS) Team Sunweb s.t.
7  Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
8  Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo s.t.
9  Hugh Carthy (GBR) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 19"
10  Scott Davies (GBR) Team Dimension Data + 22"

Stage 4[edit]

5 September 2018 — Nuneaton to Leamington Spa, 183 km (114 mi)
Stage 4 result[11][12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal 4h 22' 04"
2  Sacha Modolo (ITA) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale s.t.
3  Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
4  Rick Zabel (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin s.t.
5  Carlos Barbero (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
6  Emīls Liepiņš (LAT) ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
7  Romain Cardis (FRA) Direct Énergie s.t.
8  Daniel McLay (GBR) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale s.t.
9  Andrew Tennant (GBR) Canyon Eisberg s.t.
10  Gabriel Cullaigh (GBR) WIGGINS s.t.
General classification after stage 4[11][12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team 15h 25' 11"
2  Cameron Meyer (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 4"
3  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors + 6"
4  Jasha Sütterlin (GER) Movistar Team + 16"
5  Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky s.t.
6  Chris Hamilton (AUS) Team Sunweb s.t.
7  Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
8  Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo s.t.
9  Hugh Carthy (GBR) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 23"
10  Scott Davies (GBR) Team Dimension Data + 26"

Stage 5[edit]

6 September 2018 — Cockermouth to Whinlatter Pass, 14 km (9 mi) (TTT)
Stage 5 result[13][14]
Rank Team Time
1 LottoNL–Jumbo 19' 37"
2 Quick-Step Floors + 17"
3 Team Katusha–Alpecin + 21"
4 Team Sky + 26"
5 Movistar Team + 36"
6 BMC Racing Team + 41"
7 Mitchelton–Scott + 55"
8 Team Sunweb + 1' 06"
9 Direct Énergie + 1' 10"
10 Great Britain + 1' 19"
General classification after stage 5[13][14]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo 15h 45' 04"
2  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors + 6"
3  Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 16"
4  Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team + 24"
5  Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 26"
6  Pascal Eenkhoorn (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 34"
7  Jasha Sütterlin (GER) Movistar Team + 36"
8  Jos van Emden (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 37"
9  Neilson Powless (USA) LottoNL–Jumbo s.t.
10  Cameron Meyer (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 42"

Stage 6[edit]

7 September 2018 — Barrow-in-Furness to Whinlatter Pass, 169 km (105 mi)
Stage 6 result[15][16]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky 4h 01' 51"
2  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors + 2"
3  Hugh Carthy (GBR) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 12"
4  Jonathan Hivert (FRA) Direct Énergie + 21"
5  Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
6  Tom Pidcock (GBR) WIGGINS s.t.
7  Xandro Meurisse (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
8  Dion Smith (NZL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
9  Max Stedman (GBR) Canyon Eisberg s.t.
10  Jasha Sütterlin (GER) Movistar Team s.t.
General classification after stage 6[15][16]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors 19h 46' 54"
2  Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 17"
3  Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 33"
4  Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team + 46"
5  Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 51"
6  Jasha Sütterlin (GER) Movistar Team + 58"
7  Neilson Powless (USA) LottoNL–Jumbo + 1' 10"
8  Dmitry Strakhov (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 1' 24"
9  Chris Hamilton (AUS) Team Sunweb + 1' 28"
10  Pascal Eenkhoorn (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 1' 35"

Stage 7[edit]

8 September 2018 — West Bridgford to Mansfield, 223 km (139 mi)
Stage 7 result[17][18]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Ian Stannard (GBR) Team Sky 4h 56' 27"
2  Nils Politt (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 59"
3  Giovanni Carboni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 3' 09"
4  Mark McNally (GBR) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 3' 54"
5  Emīls Liepiņš (LAT) ONE Pro Cycling + 4' 04"
6  Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
7  Ethan Hayter (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
8  Paolo Simion (ITA) Bardiani–CSF s.t.
9  Andrew Tennant (GBR) Canyon Eisberg s.t.
10  Nils Eekhoff (NED) Team Sunweb s.t.
General classification after stage 7[17][18]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors 24h 47' 25"
2  Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 17"
3  Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 33"
4  Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team + 46"
5  Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 51"
6  Jasha Sütterlin (GER) Movistar Team + 58"
7  Neilson Powless (USA) LottoNL–Jumbo + 1' 10"
8  Dmitry Strakhov (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 1' 24"
9  Chris Hamilton (AUS) Team Sunweb + 1' 28"
10  Pascal Eenkhoorn (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 1' 35"

Stage 8[edit]

9 September 2018 — London to London, 77 km (48 mi)
Stage 8 result[19][20]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Caleb Ewan (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott 1h 38' 33"
2  Fernando Gaviria (COL) Quick-Step Floors s.t.
3  Jasper De Buyst (BEL) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
4  Andrea Pasqualon (ITA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
5  Ethan Hayter (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
6  Dion Smith (NZL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
7  Jean-Pierre Drucker (LUX) BMC Racing Team s.t.
8  Nils Eekhoff (NED) Team Sunweb s.t.
9  Paolo Simion (ITA) Bardiani–CSF s.t.
10  Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
General classification after stage 8[19][20]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors 26h 25' 58"
2  Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 17"
3  Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 33"
4  Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team + 42"
5  Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 51"
6  Jasha Sütterlin (GER) Movistar Team + 58"
7  Neilson Powless (USA) LottoNL–Jumbo + 1' 10"
8  Dmitry Strakhov (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 1' 21"
9  Chris Hamilton (AUS) Team Sunweb + 1' 28"
10  Pascal Eenkhoorn (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 1' 34"

Classification leadership[edit]

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
Points classification
Mountains classification
Sprints classification
Team classification Combativity
1 André Greipel André Greipel André Greipel Nicholas Dlamini Matthew Bostock Great Britain Matthew Bostock
2 Cameron Meyer Alessandro Tonelli Cameron Meyer Scott Davies Matthew Teggart Quick-Step Floors Scott Davies
3 Julian Alaphilippe Patrick Bevin Julian Alaphilippe Movistar Team Tony Martin
4 André Greipel Patrick Bevin Nicholas Dlamini Matthew Holmes Hayden McCormick
5 LottoNL–Jumbo Primož Roglič LottoNL–Jumbo
6 Wout Poels Julian Alaphilippe James Shaw
7 Ian Stannard Alex Paton Ian Stannard
8 Caleb Ewan Vasil Kiryienka
Final Julian Alaphilippe Patrick Bevin Nicholas Dlamini Alex Paton LottoNL–Jumbo Matthew Holmes

References[edit]

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