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The professional peloton will line up for the one-day Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian held in the Spanish Basque Country on August 4.
Riders confirmed to start the race include Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors), Egan Bernal (Team Sky), Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale), Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).
This year's parcours, almost a replica of last year's race, is 228.7 kilometres and will include three sprints in Irun, Oiartzun and Irun. A race for the climbers, the route will also include eight climbs: two category 1 climbs, two of category 2 climbs, and four category 3 climbs. The race ends with the steep Murgil Tontorra, a 1.8km climb that has an average of 11% grade with pitches as steep as 22%, followed by a descent to the finish line.
At the 2017 Clasica San Sebastian, Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) sprinted to victory, proving quickest to the line out of a select group of late escapees in the hilly one-day race. Tony Gallopin (then riding for Lotto Soudal) was second across the line for runner-up honours, with 2016 winner Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) rounding out the podium in third.
2017 Clasica San Sebastian - Brief Results
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky||5:52:53|
|2||Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal|
|3||Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo|
|4||Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb|
|5||Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky||0:00:02|
|6||Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac||0:00:28|
|7||Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ||0:00:38|
|8||Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team|
|9||Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal|
|10||Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team|
Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian 20184 August 2018 | San Sebastian | WorldTour
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