29 May 2018
With six riders in this fifth edition, the Olympia Factory Cycling team was proclaimed champion of La Rioja Bike Race presented by Shimano 2018, standing out in each stage. The members of the fastest team were; Ever Alejandro Gómez, Xavier Borràs and Jordi Espinar in Elite Men and Sandra Santanyes in Elite Women. The team was completed by the Masters Miquel Escola and José María Guerrero.
This classification counts the best individual times of three members of a team, being able to register up to two women and three men, but the result only adds the times of the best woman and the first two men.
In the first stage, the fourth place of Ever Alejandro Gómez and Sandra Santanyes, and the 13th of Jordi Espinar, gave them the first victory.
In the BUFF stage, Ever Alejandro Gómez and Sandra Santanyes were fourth again, and Xavier Borrás eighth, which again turned into the best team of the day.
In the third and last stage of the fifth edition of La Rioja Bike Race presented by Shimano, the Olympia Factory Cycling team also won. Sandra Santanyes was third, Ever Alejandro Gómez fifth and Xavier Borràs nineth.
Olympia Factory Cycling won the final overall classification, followed by BH Factory and Biking Point.