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2016 Challenge Illes Balears - Volta Ciclista a Mallorca (4 x 1.1)

25th edition: January 28 - 31, 2016

Challenge Illes Balears podium history | 2015 edition | 2017 edition | Participating teams

The Challenge Ciclista Mallorca is a series of four 1.1 races held in late January - early February on the Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean sea. While each race is an independent 1.1 ranked competition, until 2010 there was a General Classification for an overall winner as well.

Stage 1, Trofeo Felanitx-Ses Salines-Campos | Stage 2, Trofeo Pollenca-Andratx | Stage 3, Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana | Stage 4, Trofeo Playa de Palma


Sunday, January 31: Stage 4, Trofeo Playa de Palma (Palma - Palma), 161.5 km

Stage profile

André Greipel wins Trofeo Palma

André Greipel wins Trofeo Playa de Palma

The Race: André Greipel bookended the 2016 Mallorca series by winning both the first stage on Thursday and today's race as well.

A three-man escape scooted off the front early in the race. Omar Fraile, Imanol Estevez and Luis Mas Bonet were able establish a good-sized lead, but the sprinters knew this was their day and the inevitable happened. The trio was caught with about thirty kilometers left to race and from there, it was a race for the fast guys.

Lotto-Soudal set things up perfectly for Greipel, who is obviously enjoying superb form. The German took a clear win with Cofidis' Nacer Bouhanni following at second place.

Complete results:

161.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.839 km/hr

1 GREIPEL, André LOTTO SOUDAL 3hr 50min 53sec
2 BOUHANNI, Nacer COFIDIS s.t.
3 PAGE, Dylan TEAM ROTH s.t.
4 BENNETT, Sam BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
5 TORRES, Albert SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
6 VANGENECHTEN, Jonas IAM CYCLING s.t.
7 REGUIGUI, Youcef DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
8 NAVARDAUSKAS, R. CANNONDALE s.t.
9 MANZIN, Lorenzo FDJ s.t.
10 SARREAU, Marc FDJ s.t.
11 PASQUALON, Andrea TEAM ROTH s.t.
12 FORTIN, Filippo GM EUROPA OVINI s.t.
13 THOMSON, Jay Robert DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
14 BURCHIO, Federico GM EUROPA OVINI s.t.
15 GONZALEZ, Adrian EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
16 STASH, Mamyr RUSVELO s.t.
17 FENN, Andrew TEAM SKY s.t.
18 LAMPAERT, Yves ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
19 RIUTORT, Juan Carlos BURGOS BH s.t.
20 DEBUSSCHERE,  Jens LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
21 STRAKHOV,  Dmitrii LOKOSPHINX s.t.
22 GARCIA D.M., Vicente SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
23 BRAVO, Garikoitz EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
24 PRADES, Eduard CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS s.t.
25 LOPEZ, Daniel BURGOS BH s.t.
26 MEERSMAN, Gianni ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
27 JANORSCHKE,  Grischa TEAM ROTH s.t.
28 ERSHOV, Artur RUSVELO s.t.
29 RAST, Grégory TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
30 SOKOLOV,  Dmitrii LOKOSPHINX s.t.
31 LATHAN,  Christopher GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
32 WOOD, Oliver GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
33 MADRAZO, Angel CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS s.t.
34 MAIKIN, Roman RUSVELO s.t.
35 MULLEN, Ryan CANNONDALE s.t.
36 BALYKIN, Ivan GM EUROPA OVINI s.t.
37 GONÇALVES, Andre CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS  s.t.
38 KNEES, Christian TEAM SKY s.t.
39 SELIG, Rudiger BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
40 SHILOV, Sergei LOKOSPHINX s.t.
41 LAPORTE,  Christophe COFIDIS s.t.
42 ZAMPILLI, Rino TEAM ROTH s.t.
43 HOLLER, Nikodemus STRADALLI - BIKE AID s.t.
44 LAENGEN, Vegard Stake IAM CYCLING s.t.
45 EIKING, Odd Christian FDJ s.t.
46 KURBATOV, Alexey RUSVELO s.t.
47 IRIZAR, Markel TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
48 SOLOMENNIKOV,  Andrei RUSVELO s.t.
49 ELMIGER, Martin IAM CYCLING s.t.
50 ZUBELDIA, Haimar TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
51 ROELANDTS,  Jurgen LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
52 OLABERRIA, Peio EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
53 VDOVIN, Sergey LOKOSPHINX s.t.
54 MENGIS, Amanuel STRADALLI - BIKE AID s.t.
55 SCHLECK, Frank TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
56 KUDUS, Merhawi DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
57 AMORES, Julio A. SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
58 WYSS, Marcel IAM CYCLING s.t.
59 FELLINE, Fabio TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
60 WARBASSE, Lawrence IAM CYCLING s.t.
61 SOUPE, Geoffrey COFIDIS s.t.
62 KRIZEK, Matthias TEAM ROTH s.t.
63 DIBBEN, Johnathan GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
64 WELLENS, Tim LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
65 LUKAS, Jaun TEAM ROTH s.t.
66 BOUET, Maxime ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
67 DE PLUS, Laurens ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
68 JOEAAR, Gert COFIDIS s.t.
69 LANGEVELD, Sebastian CANNONDALE s.t.
70 MAS, Luis CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS s.t.
71 QUINTANA, Dayer MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
72 ERVITI, Imanol MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
73 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
74 GOLAS, Michal TEAM SKY s.t.
75 ARCAS, Jorge MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
76 ANTON, Igor DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
77 VILELA, Ricardo CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS s.t.
78 MORA, Sebastian SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
79 DEMPSTER, Zakkari BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
80 CARTHY, Hugh CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS s.t.
81 CULLAIGH, Gabriel GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
82 PFINGSTEN,  Christoph BORA-ARGON 18 @ 12sec
83 THWAITES, Scott BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
84 MAISON, Jérémy FDJ s.t.
85 SCHILLINGER,  Andreas BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
86 SIEBERG, Marcel LOTTO SOUDAL 15
87 AHLSTRADNS, Jonas COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS s.t.
88 STYBAR, Zdenek ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
89 KWIATKOWSKI, Michal TEAM SKY s.t.
90 CECCHIN, Alberto TEAM ROTH s.t.
91 EISEL, Bernhard DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
92 CHAVANEL,  Sébastien FDJ 29
93 LADAGNOUS, Matthieu FDJ s.t.
94 ZUAZUBISCAR, Illart SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) 31
95 TERPSTRA, Niki ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
96 HERRADA, José MOVISTAR TEAM 37
97 AMADOR, Andrey MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
98 BIZKARRA, Mikel EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
99 SLAGTER, Tom Jelte CANNONDALE s.t.
100 VAN ZYL, Johann DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
101 VAN BAARLE, Dylan CANNONDALE s.t.
102 ARROYO, David CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS s.t.
103 MOLLEMA, Bauke TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
104 SAEZ, Hector CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS  RGA s.t.
105 BOUHANNI, Rayane COFIDIS s.t.
106 LEMOINE, Cyril COFIDIS s.t.
107 NORDHAUG, Lars Petter TEAM SKY s.t.
108 MOSCON, Gianni TEAM SKY s.t.
109 KEISSE, Iljo ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
110 BRAMBILLA, Gianluca ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
111 PAUWELS, Serge DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
112 WIGGINS, Bradley GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
113 TENNANT, Andrew GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
114 BRESCHEL, Matti CANNONDALE s.t.
115 DE BUYST, Jasper LOTTO SOUDAL 46
116 SVESHNIKOV, Kirill RUSVELO 49
117 LE GAC, Olivier FDJ 54
118 COURTEILLE, Arnaud FDJ s.t.
119 BOEV, Igor RUSVELO s.t.
120 SAMOLENKOV,  Artem LOKOSPHINX 56
121 VDOVIN, Alexander LOKOSPHINX s.t.
122 ESTEVEZ, Imanol EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
123 FRAILE, Omar DIMENSION  DATA @ 1min 42sec
124 KIRYIENKA, Vasil TEAM SKY 2:04
125 BENOOT, Tiesj LOTTO SOUDAL 2:08
126 DENIFL, Stefan IAM CYCLING 3:18
127 SKUJINS, Toms CANNONDALE s.t.
128 SCHWARZMANN, M. BORA-ARGON 18 3:22
129 PÖSTLBERGER,  Lukas BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
130 LANG, Pirmin IAM CYCLING s.t.
131 PEDRERO, Antonio MOVISTAR TEAM 4:05
132 SOLE, Arnau BURGOS BH 4:53
133 MARQUEZ, Jose A. GM EUROPA OVINI s.t.
134 ROTONDI, Matteo GM EUROPA OVINI 4:54
135 SEROV, Alexander RUSVELO s.t.
136 UDONDO, Gotzon EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
137 FRISON, Frederik LOTTO SOUDAL 4:59
138 GARCIA, Damien STRADALLI - BIKE AID 6:34
139 VIEJO, Jose D. SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
140 CANELLAS, Xavier SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
141 BECK, Joschka STRADALLI - BIKE AID s.t.
142 IRISARRI, Jon SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
143 TESHOME, Meron STRADALLI - BIKE AID s.t.
144 ZHURAVLEV, Vadim LOKOSPHINX s.t.
145 ROBREDO, Alvaro BURGOS BH s.t.
146 LIZARRALDE, Eneko EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
147 DI SANTE, Antonio GM EUROPA OVINI s.t.
148 BICHLMANN, Daniel STRADALLI - BIKE AID s.t.
149 ZOIDL, Riccardo TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.

Trofeo Playa de Palma profile

Trofeo Palma profile

Trofeo Playa de Palma profile


Saturday, January 30: Stage 3, Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana (Soller - Deia), 143.9 km

Race profile

Fabian Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara wins Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana

The Race: Twenty-three riders escaped the peloton about half-way into the hilly race. In that group was Fabian Cancellara. On the descent of the day's penultimate climb Cancellara broke clear. Being one of cycling's best-ever time trialists, it's no surprise that he stayed away to finish seventeen seconds ahead of his chasers.

Former world road champion Michal Kwiatkowski led in the best of the rest.

La Gazzetta dello Sport noted that this win came 319 days after Cancellara's last victory, a time trial in the 2015 Tirenno-Adriatico. In the 2015 Tour de France he crashed badly, breaking two bones in his back.

Here's how Cancellara told the story: "I had no expectation to be in the breakaway," explained Cancellara. "It was unclear if the break would make it. At the end, I was just trying to save as much energy as I could and followed the attacks from the group. In the last climb somehow I managed to survive, and then I felt some good feelings return.

"Alain (Gallopin, director) told me to go full gas in the downhill, to just try, and by the bottom, I had 45 seconds. Then I was just fighting and fighting to the end. I wasn't sure about the time gap in the last kilometers," continued Cancellara. "I knew that Sky was moving behind, and so I knew that I had to just give everything. I was fully exhausted at the finish. But so was everyone – it has been a harder race this year with the nice weather. It was full gas all day, not one minute of relaxing."

"I tried hard yesterday, and it didn’t work, and today I did not go to the [team's] plan, and it did. These things, the way they happen, are like for a storybook. I am happy, very satisfied, and now I can relax and then go to Dubai."

Complete Results:

143.9 kilometers raced at an average speed of 38.927 km/hr

1 CANCELLARA, Fabian TREK  3hr 41min 48sec
2 KWIATKOWSKI, Michal TEAM SKY @ 17sec
3 BENOOT, Tiesj LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
4 BRAMBILLA, Gianluca ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
5 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
6 KUDUS, Merhawi DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
7 BOUET, Maxime ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
8 PAUWELS, Serge DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
9 VOSS, Paul BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
10 WELLENS, Tim LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
11 SIUTSOU, Kanstantsin DIMENSION  DATA 20
12 MATE, Luis Angel COFIDIS  s.t.
13 NORDHAUG, Lars Petter TEAM SKY s.t.
14 CARTHY, Hugh CAJA RURAL s.t.
15 KONIG, Leopold TEAM SKY s.t.
16 HERRADA, José MOVISTAR TEAM 26
17 LAENGEN, Vegard Stake IAM CYCLING 40
18 FELLINE, Fabio TREK  46
19 VERVAEKE,  Louis LOTTO SOUDAL 49
20 IZAGUIRRE, Gorka MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
21 MAS, Enric SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
22 MOLLEMA, Bauke TREK  51
23 LOPEZ, David TEAM SKY s.t.
24 IZAGUIRRE, Jon MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
25 INTXAUSTI, Benat TEAM SKY s.t.
26 SLAGTER, Tom Jelte CANNONDALE 59
27 VISCONTI, Giovanni MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
28 GARCIA D.M., Vicente SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
29 FIRSANOV, Sergey RUSVELO s.t.
30 GEOGHEGAN, Tao GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
31 SALAS, Ibai BURGOS BH s.t.
32 ELMIGER, Martin IAM CYCLING s.t.
33 PIRES, Bruno TEAM ROTH s.t.
34 BAGOT, Yoann COFIDIS  s.t.
35 EDET, Nicolas COFIDIS  s.t.
36 BELDA GARCIA, David TEAM ROTH s.t.
37 SCHLECK, Frank TREK  s.t.
38 ZUBELDIA, Haimar TREK  s.t.
39 DE CLERCQ, Bart LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
40 DEL PINO, Jesus BURGOS BH s.t.
41 ROSSETTO, Stephane COFIDIS  s.t.
42 MOLINA, Antonio CAJA RURAL s.t.
43 MADRAZO, Angel CAJA RURAL s.t.
44 VILELA, Ricardo CAJA RURAL s.t.
45 MORENO, Javier MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
46 VAN ZYL, Johann DIMENSION  DATA @ 1min 33sec
47 FOLIFOROV, Alexander RUSVELO 1:43
48 BUCHMANN,  Emanuel BORA-ARGON 18 1:44
49 DE PLUS, Laurens ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
50 QUINTANA, Dayer MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
51 JURADO, Marcos SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
52 PEARSON, Daniel GREAT BRITAIN 1:52
53 BRAVO, Garikoitz EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY 2:37
54 SKUJINS, Toms CANNONDALE 3:58
55 BERHANE, Natnael DIMENSION  DATA 3:59
56 COURTEILLE, Arnaud FDJ 4:00
57 EIKING, Odd Christian FDJ 5:00
58 MAISON, Jérémy FDJ 5:03
59 ANTON, Igor DIMENSION  DATA 5:05
60 FRAILE, Omar DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
61 PRADES, Eduard CAJA RURAL s.t.
62 WYSS, Marcel IAM CYCLING s.t.
63 MARCZYNSKI,  Tomasz LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
64 LANGEVELD, Sebastian CANNONDALE s.t.
65 bizkarra, Mikel EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY 5:28
66 GONÇALVES, José CAJA RURAL 5:52
67 GOLAS, Michal TEAM SKY 8:17
68 STYBAR, Zdenek ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
69 NERZ, Dominik BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
70 MUHLBERGER,  Gregor BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
71 MORENO, Adria SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
72 ERVITI, Imanol MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
73 IRIZAR, Markel TREK  s.t.
74 TEKLEHAIMANOT, D. DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
75 WARBASSE, Lawrence IAM CYCLING s.t.
76 LANG, Pirmin IAM CYCLING s.t.
77 BRÜNGGER, Nico TEAM ROTH s.t.
78 KOREN, Kristijan CANNONDALE s.t.
79 DAVIES, Scrott GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
80 SVESHNIKOV, Kirill RUSVELO s.t.
81 ROCHE, Nicolas TEAM SKY 9:47
82 GARCIA, Damien STRADALLI - BIKE AID s.t.
83 TXOPERENA, Benat EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY 9:51
84 NYCH, Artem RUSVELO 9:53
85 SAMOLENKOV,  Artem LOKOSPHINX s.t.
86 ZAUGG, Oliver IAM CYCLING s.t.
87 BAILIFARD, Valentin TEAM ROTH s.t.
88 SHILOV, Sergei LOKOSPHINX s.t.
89 PEREZ, Anthony COFIDIS  s.t.
90 CUBERO, Jorge BURGOS BH s.t.
91 ARROYO, David CAJA RURAL 11:03
92 VAN BAARLE, Dylan CANNONDALE 13:35
93 LADAGNOUS, Matthieu FDJ 13:43
94 CHETOUT, Loïc COFIDIS  s.t.
95 KNEES, Christian TEAM SKY s.t.
96 BRESCHEL, Matti CANNONDALE s.t.
97 DENIFL, Stefan IAM CYCLING s.t.
98 ROSON, Jaime CAJA RURAL s.t.
99 STRAKHOV,  Dmitrii LOKOSPHINX s.t.
100 KUSTADINCEV, Roman RUSVELO s.t.
101 ZOIDL, Riccardo TREK  14:13
102 TORRES, Albert SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
103 THALMANN, Roland TEAM ROTH s.t.

Race profile:

Trofeo Tramuntana profile

Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana profile


Friday, January 29: Stage 2, Trofeo Pollenca-Andratx, 153 km

Race profile

Gianluca Brambilla wins Trofeo Pollenca-Andratx

Gianluca Brambilla wins Trofeo Pollenca-Andratx

The race: Here's the stage story from winner Gianluca Brambilla's Etixx-Quick step team.

The second race of the Balearic Islands series turned out to be an excellent one for the team, with four riders in the top 15.

"I am much stronger than in the past, more confident, and for 2016 I really want to take a victory, because I miss that special feeling" – those were the words of Gianluca Brambilla when asked about his ambitions for the new season back in December, at the team's first training camp, in Denia. Coming off a year which saw him break his collarbone in the spring and miss some important races, before returning in the second half of the season and putting on a strong showing in the Vuelta a España, Il Lombardia and Abu Dhabi Tour, the Italian was very motivated to finally get his maiden victory in the Etixx – Quick-Step jersey and prove he is back to his best.

It took Brambilla only one day to land that much desired win, which came in the Trofeo Pollença-Port de Andratx (162.6 km), the second race of the Challenge Mallorca. The event was thrilling and action-packed right from the gun, with a huge group consisting of 34 cyclists getting clear of the peloton. Their move didn't stick for too long, the break being caught mid-race. Shortly after, other riders moved to the front, forcing the pack to chase hard, which led to many cyclists being left behind.

That group too was denied the chance to stay in the lead, so the race was back together in the final 40 kilometers. Then, with just 32 kilometers to go, the bunch went over Alto de Galilea, the last categorized climb of the day, and right after, as the peloton was tackling the descent, 20 men got away. From those, Gianluca Brambilla accelerated together with eight other riders, including teammate Matteo Trentin, but seeing there was a lack of collaboration there, he went on his own and opened a gap of 20 seconds before his opponents reacted. The Etixx – Quick-Step rider gave it his all and the advantage continued to grow at 30 seconds inside the last 10 kilometers, when the chasers began riding full gas.

As a consequence, the gap decreased, and the 28-year-old Italian entered the final kilometer with 8 seconds in hand, which proved to be more than enough to take his first victory in six years. To cap a perfect day for Etixx – Quick-Step, Zdenek Stybar came third, just behind Michal Kwiatkowski, with two other of the team's riders – Maxime Bouet (12th), who also was in one of the day's break, and Niki Terpstra (14th) – finishing the Trofeo Pollença-Port de Andratx in the top 15.

"It's really incredible to take this victory. It was a long and hard race, considering the peloton was split on the penultimate descent and I had to fight my way back together with Gianni Meersman. On the last climb, I was returning to the group alongside Gianni, who told me he wasn't having his best day and that I should go by myself. I caught the peloton, and on the descent I attacked together with other riders, but no one was willing to pull, so I decided to leave them and do my own race in the final 20 kilometers", said Gianluca Brambilla after bringing the team its third victory of the year.

"When the official moto of the race came with 10 kilometers to go and showed me that I have 30 seconds over the chasers, I said to myself that this will be an all or nothing race. I looked behind, there was no one there, and I rode as hard as I could. In the final kilometer I was sure I will hold them off and I'll win."

 I'm very happy for starting my season with such a great ride and I'd like to dedicate this victory to the father of my girlfriend, who passed away last year. I promised him that the first win I'll get with Etixx – Quick-Step will be for him.

"This result comes as a confirmation of the sacrifices I've made to get here. To come first ahead of riders like Kwiatkowski, Cancellara and Valverde is something that makes me extremely proud. I will continue to work hard and to be always there when the team will need me", concluded the Italian, who is also preparing to become a father for the first time, in May.

The penultimate race of the Challenge Mallorca – Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana (143.9 kilometers) – will take place on Saturday and will be the most difficult of the four, with six categorized climbs, the top of the last one coming in the final six kilometers.

Complete results:

153 kilometers raced at an average speed of 43.224 km/hr

1 BRAMBILLA, Gianluca ETIXX - QUICK STEP 3hr 32min 23sec
2 KWIATKOWSKI, Michal SKY @ 2sec
3 STYBAR, Zdenek ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
4 BENOOT, Tiesj LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
5 VAN BAARLE, Dylan CANNONDALE s.t.
6 CANCELLARA, Fabian TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
7 THWAITES, Scott BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
8 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
9 KONIG, Leopold SKY s.t.
10 VISCONTI, Giovanni MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
11 BOASSON, Edvald DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
12 BOUET, Maxime ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
13 REYNES, Vicente IAM CYCLING s.t.
14 TERPSTRA, Niki ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
15 HERRADA, José MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
16 GEOGHEGAN, Tao GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
17 MADRAZO, Angel CAJA RURAL s.t.
18 CARTHY, Hugh CAJA RURAL 10
19 EDET, Nicolas COFIDIS s.t.
20 NORDHAUG, Lars Petter SKY 21
21 VOSS, Paul BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
22 WELLENS, Tim LOTTO SOUDAL 27
23 STUYVEN, Jasper TREK FACTORY RACING 49
24 ARCAS, Jorge MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
25 QUINTANA, Dayer MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
26 JURADO, Marcos SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) 54
27 IZAGUIRRE, Gorka MOVISTAR TEAM @ 1min 15sec
28 TRENTIN, Matteo ETIXX - QUICK STEP 1:43
29 MOLLEMA, Bauke TREK FACTORY RACING 1:46
30 MUHLBERGER,  Gregor BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
31 SIEBERG, Marcel LOTTO SOUDAL 2:35
32 ESTEVEZ, Imanol EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY 3:07
33 NAVARDAUSKAS, R. CANNONDALE s.t.
34 BRESCHEL, Matti CANNONDALE s.t.
35 TXOPERENA, Benat EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
36 GONÇALVES, José CAJA RURAL 3:13
37 VANGENECHTEN, Jonas IAM CYCLING 3:53
38 BALYKIN, Ivan GM EUROPA OVINI s.t.
39 GARCIA D.M., Vicente SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) 3:54
40 SKUJINS, Toms CANNONDALE 3:54
41 MAS, Enric SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) 3:57
42 MULLEN, Ryan CANNONDALE s.t.
43 SALAS, Ibai BURGOS BH s.t.
44 DAVIES, Scrott GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
45 EIKING, Odd Christian FDJ s.t.
46 SCHLECK, Frank TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
47 BUCHMANN,  Emanuel BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
48 NERZ, Dominik BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
49 FELLINE, Fabio TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
50 CLEMENT, Stef IAM CYCLING s.t.
51 TORRES, Albert SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
52 CHEVRIER, Clement IAM CYCLING s.t.
53 DEL PINO, Jesus BURGOS BH s.t.
54 Hofstetter, Hugo COFIDIS s.t.
55 LADAGNOUS, Matthieu FDJ s.t.
56 SAEZ, Hector CAJA RURAL 4:03
57 BELDA GARCIA, David TEAM ROTH s.t.
58 DE CLERCQ, Bart LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
59 MARCZYNSKI,  Tomasz LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
60 VILELA, Ricardo CAJA RURAL s.t.
61 ZUBELDIA, Haimar TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
62 DE PLUS, Laurens ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
63 PASQUALON, Andrea TEAM ROTH s.t.
64 PAUWELS, Serge DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
65 MEERSMAN, Gianni ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
66 ELMIGER, Martin IAM CYCLING 4:07
67 FRAILE, Omar DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
68 SIUTSOU, Kanstantsin DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
69 ZAUGG, Oliver IAM CYCLING s.t.
70 bizkarra, Mikel EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
71 LOPEZ, David SKY s.t.
72 MATE, Luis Angel COFIDIS s.t.
73 CHETOUT, Loïc COFIDIS s.t.
74 ROSSETTO, Stephane COFIDIS s.t.
75 KIRYIENKA, Vasil SKY s.t.
76 INTXAUSTI, Benat SKY s.t.
77 THOMSON, Jay Robert DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
78 RAST, Grégory TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
79 MENDES, José J. BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
80 SHILOV, Sergei LOKOSPHINX s.t.
81 COURTEILLE, Arnaud FDJ s.t.
82 SOKOLOV,  Dmitrii LOKOSPHINX s.t.
83 BAGOT, Yoann COFIDIS s.t.
84 SVESHNIKOV, Kirill RUSVELO s.t.
85 MOLARD, Rudy COFIDIS s.t.
86 DIBBEN, Johnathan GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
87 DENIFL, Stefan IAM CYCLING s.t.
88 LE GAC, Olivier FDJ 7:31
89 WARBASSE, Lawrence IAM CYCLING 10:51
90 FENN, Andrew SKY s.t.
91 KOREN, Kristijan CANNONDALE s.t.
92 LANGEVELD, Sebastian CANNONDALE s.t.
93 MARANGONI, Alan CANNONDALE s.t.
94 THALMANN, Roland TEAM ROTH s.t.
95 STÜSSI, Colin TEAM ROTH s.t.
96 BAILIFARD, Valentin TEAM ROTH s.t.
97 PATON, Iain GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
98 KONRAD, Patrick BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
99 BRÜNGGER, Nico TEAM ROTH s.t.
100 DEBUSSCHERE,  Jens LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
101 ERSHOV, Artur RUSVELO s.t.
102 PELEGRI, Oscar SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
103 CHAVANEL,  Sébastien FDJ 10:54
104 ROCHE, Nicolas SKY s.t.
105 ARROYO, David CAJA RURAL s.t.
106 BURCHIO, Federico GM EUROPA OVINI 13:40
107 SAMOLENKOV,  Artem LOKOSPHINX 16:12
108 VDOVIN, Alexander LOKOSPHINX s.t.
109 LIZARRALDE, Eneko EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
Eliminated, outside time limit:
110 MORA, Sebastian SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) 18:16
111 OLABERRIA, Peio EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY 18:16
112 BICHLMANN, Daniel STRADALLI - BIKE AID 18:16
113 SOLE, Arnau BURGOS BH 18:16
114 ZHURAVLEV, Vadim LOKOSPHINX 18:16
115 TOMIO, Giacomo TEAM ROTH 18:16
116 MANZIN, Lorenzo FDJ 18:16
117 BALDO, Nicolas TEAM ROTH 18:16
118 HOLLER, Nikodemus STRADALLI - BIKE AID 18:16
119 BARTA, Jan BORA-ARGON 18 18:16
120 SOLOMENNIKOV,  Andrei RUSVELO 18:16
121 INSAUSTI, Jon Ander EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY 18:16
122 BOEV, Igor RUSVELO 18:16
123 SARREAU, Marc FDJ 18:16
124 MAS, Luis CAJA RURAL 18:16
125 TORRES, Pablo BURGOS BH 18:16
126 PEREZ, Anthony COFIDIS 18:16
127 NEUSTROEV, Vasilii LOKOSPHINX 18:16
128 GONZALEZ, Adrian EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY 18:16
129 MAISON, Jérémy FDJ 18:16
130 STASH, Mamyr RUSVELO 18:16
131 AMADOR, Andrey MOVISTAR TEAM 18:16
132 UDONDO, Gotzon EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY 18:16
133 KUDUS, Merhawi DIMENSION  DATA 18:16
134 ANTON, Igor DIMENSION  DATA 18:16
135 TEKLEHAIMANOT, D. DIMENSION  DATA 18:16
136 SEROV, Alexander RUSVELO 18:16
137 MENGIS, Amanuel STRADALLI - BIKE AID 18:16
138 ZUAZUBISCAR, Illart SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) 18:16
139 VDOVIN, Sergey LOKOSPHINX 18:16
140 AMORES, Julio A. SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) 18:16
141 LAMPAERT, Yves ETIXX - QUICK STEP 18:16
142 DEVOLDER, Stijn TREK FACTORY RACING 18:16
143 GONÇALVES, Andre CAJA RURAL 18:16
144 WIGGINS, Bradley GREAT BRITAIN 18:16
145 TENNANT, Andrew GREAT BRITAIN 18:16
146 STRAKHOV,  Dmitrii LOKOSPHINX 18:16
147 SAZANOV, Andrey GM EUROPA OVINI 18:16
148 MARQUEZ, Jose A. GM EUROPA OVINI 22:26
149 MAIKIN, Roman RUSVELO 22:26
150 DI SANTE, Antonio GM EUROPA OVINI 22:26
151 FORTIN, Filippo GM EUROPA OVINI 22:26
152 DOWSETT, Alex MOVISTAR TEAM 22:26

Race profile:

Trofeo Pollenca profile

Trofeo Pollenca profile


Thursday, January 28: Stage 1, Trofeo Felanitx-Ses Salines-Campos, 176.8 km

Race map and profile

Andre Greipel wins

André Greipel wins Trofeo Felanitx

The race: Here's the stage story from winner André Greipel's team:

The riders were keen to start the European season, because right after the start numerous riders tried to escape, also Marcel Sieberg was part of a front group for a while. Eventually, three riders could create a sufficient gap: Gonçalves, Janorschke and Lizarralde. They didn’t get more than five minutes advantage, Lotto Soudal had it all under control. 25 kilometres before the finish the peloton reeled in the escapees. The finale wasn’t flat and that inspired some riders to attack. Xavier Cañellas got more than half a minute lead, but that wasn’t enough. In the sprint André Greipel was the fastest. Sam Bennett and Edvald Boasson Hagen were the numbers two and three.

André Greipel: “Everybody in our team was really motivated to start the season, both riders and staff. We did a recon of the course and knew what we had to do. Obviously, we didn’t want to let a big group get away. At a certain point eight to nine riders had a gap, but Marcel Sieberg was part of that group as well, so that situation wasn’t too bad for us. After lots of attacks there was a break of three riders. That it looked like we had it all under control? Actually, Frederik Frison had it all under control. He was pulling alone all day and controlled the three guys in front. A great job of him in his first race as member of our pro team!”

“We caught the leaders in time and my team did a very good lead-out for me. At the end it was all straight on, with the wind coming from the left. I hit the front with 200 metres to go and won. It’s really nice to start the season by winning your first race of the year. I’ll race again tomorrow and on Sunday. We have a strong team for the next days and we’ll aim for another victory.”

Complete Results:

176.8 km raced at an average speed of 42.254 km/hr

1 GREIPEL, André LOTTO SOUDAL 4hr 5min 15sec
2 BENNETT, Sam BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
3 BOASSON, Edvald DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
4 NAVARDAUSKAS, R. CANNONDALE s.t.
5 TRENTIN, Matteo ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
6 VANGENECHTEN, Jonas IAM CYCLING s.t.
7 FENN, Andrew TEAM SKY s.t.
8 FORTIN, Filippo GM EUROPA OVINI s.t.
9 SARREAU, Marc FDJ s.t.
10 TORRES, Albert SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
11 Hofstetter, Hugo COFIDIS s.t.
12 GONÇALVES, José CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS  RGA s.t.
13 BURCHIO, Federico GM EUROPA OVINI s.t.
14 SOULL, Owain GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
15 REGUIGUI, Youcef DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
16 CHETOUT, Loïc COFIDIS s.t.
17 THEUNS, Edward TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
18 SVESHNIKOV, Kirill RUSVELO s.t.
19 DEBUSSCHERE,  Jens LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
20 MAS, Luis CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS  RGA s.t.
21 LATHAN,  Christopher GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
22 LAENGEN, Vegard Stake IAM CYCLING s.t.
23 LE GAC, Olivier FDJ s.t.
24 REYNES, Vicente IAM CYCLING s.t.
25 BALYKIN, Ivan GM EUROPA OVINI s.t.
26 SAEZ, Hector CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS  RGA s.t.
27 MAIKIN, Roman RUSVELO s.t.
28 VDOVIN, Sergey LOKOSPHINX s.t.
29 IRISARRI, Jon SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
30 GARCIA D.M., Vicente SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
31 PAGE, Dylan TEAM ROTH s.t.
32 BECK, Joschka STRADALLI - BIKE AID s.t.
33 MULLEN, Ryan CANNONDALE s.t.
34 CECCHIN, Alberto TEAM ROTH s.t.
35 WOOD, Oliver GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
36 ERSHOV, Artur RUSVELO s.t.
37 MADRAZO, Angel CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS  RGA s.t.
38 BRESCHEL, Matti CANNONDALE s.t.
39 LOPEZ, Daniel BURGOS BH s.t.
40 STUYVEN, Jasper TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
41 ELMIGER, Martin IAM CYCLING s.t.
42 SHILOV, Sergei LOKOSPHINX s.t.
43 NEUSTROEV, Vasilii LOKOSPHINX s.t.
44 GONÇALVES, Andre CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS  RGA s.t.
45 SAMOLENKOV,  Artem LOKOSPHINX s.t.
46 MATE, Luis Angel COFIDIS s.t.
47 TEKLEHAIMANOT, D. DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
48 CUBERO, Jorge BURGOS BH s.t.
49 SOKOLOV,  Dmitrii LOKOSPHINX s.t.
50 INSAUSTI, Jon Ander EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
51 STASH, Mamyr RUSVELO s.t.
52 LOPEZ, David TEAM SKY s.t.
53 KIRYIENKA, Vasil TEAM SKY s.t.
54 ESTEVEZ, Imanol EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
55 BRAVO, Garikoitz EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
56 MOLARD, Rudy COFIDIS s.t.
57 VAN BAARLE, Dylan CANNONDALE s.t.
58 CHEVRIER, Clement IAM CYCLING s.t.
59 BOEV, Igor RUSVELO s.t.
60 ZUAZUBISCAR, Illart SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
61 MEERSMAN, Gianni ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
62 SEROV, Alexander RUSVELO s.t.
63 LANG, Pirmin IAM CYCLING s.t.
64 ROELANDTS,  Jurgen LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
65 ROTONDI, Matteo GM EUROPA OVINI s.t.
66 MOLINA, Antonio CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS  RGA s.t.
67 DEL PINO, Jesus BURGOS BH s.t.
68 GONZALEZ, Adrian EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
69 KNEES, Christian TEAM SKY s.t.
70 ZAUGG, Oliver IAM CYCLING s.t.
71 SIUTSOU, Kanstantsin DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
72 VDOVIN, Alexander LOKOSPHINX s.t.
73 BOUET, Maxime ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
74 SALAS, Ibai BURGOS BH s.t.
75 KRIZEK, Matthias TEAM ROTH s.t.
76 KURBATOV, Alexey RUSVELO s.t.
77 CLEMENT, Stef IAM CYCLING s.t.
78 GOLAS, Michal TEAM SKY s.t.
79 LIZARRALDE, Eneko EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY @ 19sec
80 RIUTORT, Juan Carlos BURGOS BH s.t.
81 MARTIN, Victor BURGOS BH s.t.
82 SIEBERG, Marcel LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
83 PIRES, Bruno TEAM ROTH s.t.
84 VILELA, Ricardo CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS  RGA s.t.
85 KOHLER, Martin TEAM ROTH s.t.
86 ZHURAVLEV, Vadim LOKOSPHINX s.t.
87 SKUJINS, Toms CANNONDALE s.t.
88 SELIG, Rudiger BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
89 D'URBANO, Marco TEAM ROTH s.t.
90 KOREN, Kristijan CANNONDALE s.t.
91 EIKING, Odd Christian FDJ s.t.
92 WELLENS, Tim LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
93 MORENO, Javier MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
94 BERHANE, Natnael DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
95 MOSCON, Gianni TEAM SKY s.t.
96 CULLAIGH, Gabriel GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
97 BAGOT, Yoann COFIDIS s.t.
98 ROSSETTO, Stephane COFIDIS s.t.
99 LADAGNOUS, Matthieu FDJ s.t.
100 ROSON, Jaime CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS  RGA s.t.
101 BICHLMANN, Daniel STRADALLI - BIKE AID s.t.
102 OLABERRIA, Peio EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
103 IZAGUIRRE, Gorka MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
104 POPOVYCH, Yaroslav TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
105 IZAGUIRRE, Jon MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
106 COURTEILLE, Arnaud FDJ s.t.
107 AMORES, Julio A. SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
108 LANGEVELD, Sebastian CANNONDALE s.t.
109 ARCAS, Jorge MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
110 MANZIN, Lorenzo FDJ s.t.
111 TXOPERENA, Benat EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
112 JURADO, Marcos SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
113 CANCELLARA, Fabian TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
114 UDONDO, Gotzon EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
115 TORRES, Pablo BURGOS BH s.t.
116 SAZANOV, Andrey GM EUROPA OVINI s.t.
117 GARCIA, Damien STRADALLI - BIKE AID s.t.
118 VISCONTI, Giovanni MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
119 MERINO, Igor BURGOS BH s.t.
120 MAISON, Jérémy FDJ s.t.
121 AMADOR, Andrey MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
122 MARQUEZ, Jose A. GM EUROPA OVINI s.t.
123 ROCHE, Nicolas TEAM SKY s.t.
124 ERVITI, Imanol MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
125 STRAKHOV,  Dmitrii LOKOSPHINX s.t.
126 PACCHIARDO,  Davide GM EUROPA OVINI s.t.
127 MORA, Sebastian SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) s.t.
128 EDET, Nicolas COFIDIS s.t.
129 THWAITES, Scott BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
130 PEREZ, Anthony COFIDIS s.t.
131 DEMPSTER, Zakkari BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
132 TENNANT, Andrew GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
133 SOLOMENNIKOV,  Andrei RUSVELO s.t.
134 PFINGSTEN,  Christoph BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
135 WIGGINS, Bradley GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
136 SCHÄFER, Timo STRADALLI - BIKE AID s.t.
137 BRAMMEIER, Matthew DIMENSION  DATA 31
138 RAST, Grégory TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
139 VAN ZYL, Johann DIMENSION  DATA s.t.
140 DEVOLDER, Stijn TREK FACTORY RACING s.t.
141 CHAVANEL,  Sébastien FDJ 33
142 STYBAR, Zdenek ETIXX - QUICK STEP 36
143 DE PLUS, Laurens ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
144 DE BUYST, Jasper LOTTO SOUDAL 36
145 IRIZAR, Markel TREK FACTORY RACING 39
146 TERPSTRA, Niki ETIXX - QUICK STEP 44
147 VERMOTE, Julien ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
148 COLEDAN, Marco TREK FACTORY RACING @ 1min 2sec
149 EISEL, Bernhard DIMENSION  DATA 1:14
150 DOWSETT, Alex MOVISTAR TEAM 1:15
151 KEISSE, Iljo ETIXX - QUICK STEP s.t.
152 MARGUET, Tristan TEAM ROTH 1:20
153 SCHWARZMANN, M. BORA-ARGON 18 1:22
154 SCHILLINGER,  Andreas BORA-ARGON 18 1:27
155 BURKE, Steven GREAT BRITAIN 1:38
156 TESHOME, Meron STRADALLI - BIKE AID s.t.
157 SLAGTER, Tom Jelte CANNONDALE 1:49
158 VERVAEKE,  Louis LOTTO SOUDAL 2:06
159 LECHNER, Patrick STRADALLI - BIKE AID 2:30
160 CANELLAS, Xavier SEL. ESPAÑOLA (Pista) 2:45
161 PÖSTLBERGER,  Lukas BORA-ARGON 18 3:25
162 JANORSCHKE,  Grischa TEAM ROTH s.t.
163 FRISON, Frederik LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
164 SCHNAPKA, Matthias STRADALLI - BIKE AID s.t.
165 RUSCETTA, Andrea GM EUROPA OVINI s.t.
166 MERSEBURG, Dominik STRADALLI - BIKE AID 3:29

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Trofeo Felanitx profile

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