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Sibiu Cycling Tour

Sibiu Cycling Tour
Race details
DateJuly
RegionSibiu, Romania
Local name(s)Turul Ciclist al Sibiului
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage race
Web siteciclism.sibiu.ro Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition2011
Editions13 (as of 2023)
First winner Alessio Marchetti (ITA)
Most wins Giovanni Aleotti (ITA) (2 wins)
Most recent Mark Donovan (GBR)

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 Transfăgărășan road to Bâlea Lake and a second to the mountain resort of Păltiniș.

Overall winners

Year Country Rider Team
2011  Italy Alessio Marchetti[a] ASD Centro Revisioni Cerone
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
2021  Italy Giovanni Aleotti Bora–Hansgrohe
2022  Italy Giovanni Aleotti Bora–Hansgrohe
2023  Great Britain Mark Donovan Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team

Classifications

As of the 2018 edition, the jerseys worn by the leaders of the individual classifications are:
Yellow jerseyYellow Jersey – The Yellow Jersey is worn by the leader of the overall classification.
White jerseyWhite Jersey – The White Jersey is worn by the leader of the overall mountains classification.(white jersey prior to 2018)
Orange JerseyOrange Jersey – Worn by the best rider under 23 years of age on the overall classification.
Blue JerseyBlue Jersey – Worn by the leader of the sprints classification.
Red JerseyRed Jersey – The Red Jersey presented to the leading Romanian rider on the overall classification.
Green JerseyGreen Jersey – Presented to the leader of the points classification. (Previously wore a white jersey)
Additionally
Grey JerseyGrey 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.

Editions

2011

The Cycling Tour of Sibiu 2011 took place from 6 to 10 July 2011, organised as a 2.2 race on the UCI Europe Tour, over a total distance of 451 kilometres (280 miles).[2] 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 10.6 km (7 mi) Team time trial RC Arbö–Gourmetfein–Wels
2 7 July SibiuMediașSighișoaraAgnitaCincuAvrig 197 km (122 mi) Flat stage  Maksym Vasilyev (UKR)
3 8 July Mediaș – BârghișȘeica MareOcna Sibiului – Sibiu – Păltiniș 145 km (90 mi) Mountain stage  Alessio Marchetti (ITA)[a]
4 9 July Historic Centre of Sibiu 4.4 km (3 mi) Time trial  Christian Poos (LUX)
5 10 July Sibiu – CisnădioaraCisnădieSaduAvrigBâlea Lake 94 km (58 mi) Mountain stage  Riccardo Zoidl (AUT)
Final Classifications
Cyclist Team Time
DSQ  Vladimir Koev (BUL) Konya–Şekerspor–Torku–Vivelo 11h 32' 48"
1  Alessio Marchetti (ITA) Yellow jersey Centro Revisioni Cerone 11h 33' 40"
2  Oleksandr Sheydyk (UKR) ISD–Lampre Continental + 35"
3  Sascha Weber (GER) Differdange–Magic–SportFood.de + 59"
King of the Mountains Jersey  Anatoliy Pakhtusov (UKR) ISD–Lampre Continental -
Best U23 Rider  Artem Topchanyuk (UKR) ISD–Lampre Continental -
Points classification  Ricardo Pichetta (ITA) Centro Revisioni Cerone -
Sprints Classification  Anatoli Kashtan (UKR) Centro Revisioni Cerone -

2012

The Cycling Tour of Sibiu 2012 took place from 4 to 8 July 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 432.9 kilometres (269.0 miles).[3]

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  Víctor 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 – Bâlea Lake 90.1 km (56 mi) Mountain stage  Martin Haring (SLO)
4 8 July Sibiu – Sibiu 146.2 km (91 mi) Flat stage  Gabor Kasa (SER)
Final Classifications
Cyclist Team Time
1  Víctor de la Parte (ESP)Yellow jersey King of the Mountains Jersey SP Tableware 11h 34' 30"
2  Matija Kvasina (CRO) Tuşnad Cycling Team + 17"
3  Artem Topchanyuk (UKR) SP Tableware + 56"
Best U23 Rider  Anatoliy Sosnitskiy (UKR) Kolss Cycling Team -
Sprints Classification  Gabor Kasa (SER) Serbian National Team -
Best Romanian Rider  George Stancu (ROM) CS Otopeni -

2013

The Cycling Tour of Sibiu 2013 took place from 11 to 14 July. 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 480 kilometres (300 miles),[4] 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 – Bâlea Lake 142.8 km (89 mi) Mountain stage  Davide Rebellin (ITA)
2 13 July Sibiu – Paltanis 184.5 km (115 mi) Mountain stage  Markus Eibegger (AUT)
3a 14 July Cisnădie - Muzeul Tehnicii Populare 11.4 km (7 mi) Time trial  Stefan Schumacher (GER)
3b 14 July Sibiu – Sibiu 138.8 km (86 mi) Intermediate stage  Mattia Gavazzi (ITA)
Final Classifications
Cyclist Team Time
1  Davide Rebellin (ITA)Yellow jersey King of the Mountains Jersey White jersey CCC–Polsat–Polkowice 12h 25' 23"
2  Matija Kvasina (CRO) Gourmetfein–Simplon + 58"
3  Constantino Zaballa (ESP) Christina Watches–Onfone + 1' 21"
Best U23 Rider  Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT) Gourmetfein–Simplon -
Sprints Classification  Gedimas Kaupas (LIT) Differdange–Losch -
Best Romanian Rider  Adrian Nitu (ROM) Romanian National Team -

2014

The 2014 Sibiu Tour took place between 17 and 20 July. At 500.9 kilometres (311.2 miles),[5] the race was the longest to date, and once more featured the traditional cobbled prologue and stages to Bâlea Lake 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–Polkowice and Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela 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 2.3 km (1 mi) Time trial  Olivier Pardini (BEL)
1 18 July Sibiu – Bâlea Lake 162.5 km (101 mi) Mountain stage  Radoslav Rogina (CRO)
2 19 July Sibiu – Sebes – Păltiniș 160.4 km (100 mi) Mountain Stage  Branislau Samoilau (BLR)
3a 20 July Sibiu – Poplaca – Sibiu 17 km (11 mi) Team time trial CCC–Polsat–Polkowice
3b 20 July Sibiu – Mediaș – Sibiu 158.7 km (99 mi) Intermediate Stage  Marco Zanotti (ITA)
Final Classifications
Cyclist Team Time
1  Radoslav Rogina (CRO)Yellow jersey White jersey Adria Mobil 12h 58' 26"
2  Davide Rebellin (ITA) CCC–Polsat–Polkowice + 1' 01"
3  Primož Roglič (SLO)King of the Mountains Jersey Adria Mobil + 1' 07"
Best U23 Rider  Domen Novak (SLO) Adria Mobil -
Sprints Classification  Bram Nolten (NED) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team -
Best Romanian Rider  Oleg Berdos (ROM) Tuşnad Cycling Team -

2015

The 2015 Tour of Sibiu took place between 1 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.[6][7] The race was won by Mauro Finetto who won the mountain stage to Paltanis and was able to retain his jersey through to the finale.

2016

The 2016 Sibiu Cycling Tour took place between 6 and 10 July 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 Lake.[8] This edition featured four pro-continental teams including for the first time, a British team, ONE Pro Cycling.[9][10]

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.

2017

The 2017 Sibiu Cycling Tour took place between 5 and 9 July, 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.[11] The race was won by Egan Bernal who became the first Colombian winner.

2018

The 2018 Sibiu Cycling Tour took place between 5 and 8 July, 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.[12]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Bulgaria's Vladimir Koev (Konya–Şekerspor–Torku–Vivelo) initially won the race, but he was stripped of all his results from 2010 and 2011,[1] following a positive drugs test in June 2010.

References

  1. ^ a b "Vladimir Koev". Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Classement général / General classification 5" (PDF). Sibiu Cycling Tour. Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2023.
  3. ^ "Classement général / General classification 4" (PDF). Sibiu Cycling Tour. Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2023.
  4. ^ "Classement général / General classification 3-B" (PDF). Sibiu Cycling Tour. Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 14 July 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2023.
  5. ^ "Classement général / General classification 3-B" (PDF). Sibiu Cycling Tour. Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 20 July 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2023.
  6. ^ "100 Days to go - the 2015 Sibiu Tour". Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  7. ^ "2015 Sibiu Tour - Teams". Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Mix of old and new for 2016 edition". Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Strong field for 2016 Sibiu Cycling Tour". Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  10. ^ "19 Teams contest the 6th Edition". Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Route for 2017 Sibiu Cycling Tour presented". Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Top riders return to Romania for 2018 Sibiu Cycling Tour starting in two weeks". Clubul Sportiv Sibiu Sport Project. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
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