The 2018 Healthy Ageing Tour was a women’s cycle stage race that was held in the Netherlands from 4 to 8 April 2018. The 2018 edition of the race was the eighth running of the Healthy Ageing Tour, being held with a UCI rating of 2.1.
The race was marked by the performance of the entire Boels–Dolmans team; aside from winning the team time trial stage, their riders Anna van der Breggen, Amy Pieters and Chantal Blaak won three others. In the overall classification, Pieters won by 22 seconds ahead of Blaak, while Christine Majerus completed the podium – just ahead of van der Breggen, in a Boels–Dolmans 1–2–3–4 – a further 20 seconds in arrears. The other major jerseys were won by Kirsten Wild (points for Wiggle High5), Natalie van Gogh (sprints for Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Lisa Klein (young rider for Canyon–SRAM).
- Midden–Jan van Arckel
- Noord NWVG–UPLUS
- Zuid-West–WV West Vlaanderen
- Max-Solar Lindig Team
- NCC Group–Kuota–Torelli
|1||4 April||Heerenveen to Heerenveen||8 km (5.0 mi)||Individual time trial||Anna van der Breggen (NED)|
|2||5 April||Westerkwartier to Grootegast||131.3 km (81.6 mi)||Flat stage||Amy Pieters (NED)|
|3a||6 April||Oldambt to Winschoten||66.2 km (41.1 mi)||Flat stage||Kirsten Wild (NED)|
|3b||Stadskanaal to Stadskanaal||17.5 km (10.9 mi)||Team time trial||Boels–Dolmans|
|4||7 April||Hogeland to Winsum||142.9 km (88.8 mi)||Flat stage||Chantal Blaak (NED)|
|5||8 April||Groningen to Groningen||94.3 km (58.6 mi)||Flat stage||Aafke Soet (NED)|
Classification leadership table
In the 2018 Healthy Ageing Tour, six different jerseys were awarded. For the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist’s finishing times on each stage, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers at intermediate sprints and at the finish of mass-start stages, the leader received a yellow jersey. This classification was considered the most important of the 2018 Healthy Ageing Tour, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.
Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a green jersey. In the points classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 15 in a stage. For winning a stage, a rider earned 25 points, with 20 for second, 16 for third, 14 for fourth, 12 for fifth, 10 for sixth with a point fewer per place down to a single point for 15th place. The third classification was the sprints classification, the leader of which was awarded an orange jersey. In the sprints classification, riders received points for finishing in the top three at intermediate sprint points during each stage.
The fourth jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a white jersey. This was decided in the same way as the general classification, but only riders born after 1 January 1996 were eligible to be ranked in the classification. Other jerseys were awarded to the best club rider amongst the amateur riders (blue), and for the most courageous rider showing fighting spirit (red). There was also a classification for teams, in which the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest total time.
||Young rider classification
||Club rider classification
|1||Anna van der Breggen||Anna van der Breggen||Anna van der Breggen||Not awarded[a]||Lisa Klein||Kirsten Wild||Amber van der Hulst||Boels–Dolmans|
|2||Amy Pieters||Amy Pieters||Natalie van Gogh||Alice Barnes||Loes Adegeest|
|3a||Kirsten Wild||Kirsten Wild||Danique Braam||Mieke Kröger|
|4||Chantal Blaak||Natalie van Gogh||Emilie Moberg|
|5||Aafke Soet||Winanda Spoor||Femke Markus|
|Final||Amy Pieters||Kirsten Wild||Natalie van Gogh||Lisa Klein||No final award||Femke Markus||Boels–Dolmans|