Greipel grabs Mallorca finale

German sprinter bests Fernández and Cardoso in bunch gallop

Andre Greipel of HTC-Columbia finally won a sprint in the Mallorca Challenge, winning the Trofeo Magaluf-Palmanova today. The German sprinter won the mass sprint in the final race of the series ahead of Koldo Fernandez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Manuel Cardoso (Footon-Servetto).

Greipel had come into the race from the Tour Down Under, where he won three stages and the overall title. However, he had not done as well as expected on Mallorca, finishing 14th and second in his two appearances.

The 27-year-old won after 158.5 rolling kilometres, which included five ranked climbs, four category two and one category three.  He also overcame a punctured tyre only 10 km before the finish.

“I wasn't expecting this win,” Greipel said afterwards. “Before the stage I thought I'd just try to hang on for as long as I could in the hillier parts, but I got over the climbs in a lot better shape than I'd thought possible.

"In the last 40 kilometres my HTC-Columbia teammates did a lot of chasing of the riders who'd broken away and that way we had everything under control in the last part of the stage.”

The race turned into a battle between those teams who wanted to establish a break and those who wanted to keep the peloton together for the mass sprint. Footon-Servetto was determined to make a an escape, sending first Ermanno Capelli and later Matthias Brändle up the road, but the peloton didn't let anyone get too far ahead.

A high-powered group of Joan Horrach (Katusha), Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne), Maxime Monfort (HTC-Columbia) and Daniele Moreno (Omega Pharma-Lotto) got away near the end, but was caught again with four km to go. HTC-Columbia set up the sprint and Greipel galloped home for his fifth win of the year.

Greipel said, “I followed my teammate [Vicente] Reynes. I was about fifth wheel on the final right-hand corner onto the finishing straight on the seafront and then I went for it in the last 200 metres. It's always good to get a win, but I'm particularly pleased with how well I got over the climbs on a tough day, too. My teammates worked hard for this, too, and we deserved to get a win."

Full Results
1André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia4:13:17 
2Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
3Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto  
4José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
5Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
6Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram  
7Jonas Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
8Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp  
9Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
10Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
11Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
12Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
13Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
14Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
15Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:06 
16Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:07 
17Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
18Iván Melero (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
19Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
20Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
21Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:00:10 
22Iván Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
23Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
24Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram  
25Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
26David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
27Daniel Moreno (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
28Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
29David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
30Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha  
31Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
32Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:13 
33Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
34Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
35Jan Bakelandsts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
36Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
37Franck Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
38André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
39Raúl Santamarta (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
40Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
41Antonio Tauler (Spa) Spanish National Team0:00:17 
42Mikel Landa (Spa) Orbea  
43Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
44Jon Izagirre (Spa) Orbea  
45Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
46Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
47Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
48Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano  
49Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
50Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
51Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:00:20 
52Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
53Chris Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
54Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
55Rodrigo García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
56Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
57Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne  
58Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:31 
59Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:32 
60Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
61Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
62Rafael Valls (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
63Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha  
64Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:41 
65Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank0:00:45 
66Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:08 
67Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:01:53 
68Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:01:54 
69Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:24 
70Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
71Rasmus Guldhammer (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
72Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof  
73Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia  
74Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
75Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
76Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
77Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
90Tom Stansnisder (Ned) Rabobank0:09:07 
91Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
92Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
93Gregory Obando (CRc) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
94Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha0:09:14 
95Joaquín Rodríguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
96Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:09:19 
97José Fco Pacheco (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:12:15 
HDStijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:12:50 
HDJose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:14:09 
HDBartt Van Haaren (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof  
HDNoe Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto0:20:21 
HDAdam Blyth (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
HDThomas Patricks Faiers (GBr) Footon-Servetto  
HDVladimir Isaychev (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
HDRobin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
HDSergi Escobar (Spa) Spanish National Team  
HDLuis Mas (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
HDChristophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
HDMartin Mares (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
HDSergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
HDPiet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
HDGustavo Rodríguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
HDRichie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
HDMitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano  
HDRobert Wagner (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:22:53 
HDJob Vissers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
HDKenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
HDJon Aberasturi (Spa) Orbea  
HDKurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step  
HDGlenn D'hollander (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
HDBeñat Urain (Spa) Orbea  
HDAritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea  
HDStanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
HDJakub Danacik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
HDRemco Tebrake (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof  
HDXabier Zabalo (Spa) Orbea  
HDSjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof  
HDBranislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
HDTomas Buchacek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
HDCesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp  
HDAlberto Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
HDNoel Martin (Spa) Orbea  
HDJeffrey Wiersma (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof0:23:01 
HDAlbert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:23:06 
HDRonan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof0:23:12 
HDAndri Kunitski (Blr) Quick Step0:25:39 
DNFDavid Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
DNFAitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
DNFMikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
DNFJuan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
DNFAndrés Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
DNFDario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
DNFMauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step  
DNFLinus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram  
DNFMarkus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
DNFThomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram  
DNFMatthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram  
DNFKoos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
DNFMichael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia  
DNFManuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
DNFJuan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
DNFManuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
DNFJavier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
DNFDavide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
DNFAlan Pérez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
DNFErmanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
DNFIban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
DNFMartin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
DNFNikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
DNFDominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram  
DNFJoost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
DNFÓscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
DNFMario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
DNFAntonio Cabello (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
DNFKevyn Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFRein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFNicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
DNFTristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFKalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFJulien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFTony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFCheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano  
DNFGustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
DNFGustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
DNFSerafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
DNFDelio Fernández (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
DNFJose Antonio De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
DNFAdrián Saez (Spa) Orbea  
DNFAndoni Blazquez (Spa) Orbea  
DNFMikel Ilundain (Spa) Orbea  
DNFEric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp  
DNFBastien Delrot (Fra) Team Netapp  
DNFTimon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp  
DNFTassilo Fricke (Ger) Team Netapp  
DNFDaniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp  
DNFNico Keinath (Ger) Team Netapp  
DNFJan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp  
DNFDuyn Huub (Ned) Team Netapp  
DNFCarlos Torrent Tarres (Spa) Spanish National Team  
DNFAsier Maeztu (Spa) Spanish National Team  
DNFPablo Aitor Bernal (Spa) Spanish National Team  
DNFJose A. Carrasco (Spa) Spanish National Team  
DNFRafael Serrano (Spa) Spanish National Team  
DNFMarc Reynes (Spa) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
DNFPetr Bencik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
DNFFrantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
DNFLeopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
DNFTomas Danacik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
DNFMartin Hebik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
DNFStefan Vreugdenhil (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof  
DNFBas Stamsnijder (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof  
DNFRikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof  
DNFBram Schmitz (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof  
DNFDiego Gallego (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
DNFManuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
DNFJosé Carlos Lara (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
DNFPascual Orengo López (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
DNFRamon Domene (Spa) Spanish National Team  
DNFAntonio Miguel Parra (Spa) Spanish National Team  
DNFAirán Fernández (Spa) Spanish National Team  
DNFAndrés A Antuña (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
Combination Competition
1Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank12pts
2André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia10 
3Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
4Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto7 
5André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank7 
6Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia7 
7José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne6 
8Jan Bakelandsts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
9Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne5 
10Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step5 
11Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram4 
12Jonas Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
13Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank3 
14Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto3 
15Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp2 
16Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha2 
17Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne2 
18Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Sprints
1Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia3pts
2Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step2 
3Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank2 
4Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank1 
Sprints Special
1Jan Bakelandsts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3pts
2Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank3 
3André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank2 
4Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha2 
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia1 
6Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
Mountains
1Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank14pts
2André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank12 
3Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto10 
4Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne8 
5Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step7 
6Jan Bakelandsts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto7 
7Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha7 
8Daniel Moreno (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
9Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4 
10David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto3 
11Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
12Rasmus Guldhammer (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia3 
13Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto2 
14Raúl Santamarta (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon1 
15Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia1 
Teams
1Team Milram12:39:58 
2Team Saxo Bank  
3Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:03 
4Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:10 
5Team Katusha0:00:13 
6Team HTC - Columbia0:00:19 
7Caisse d'Epargne  
8Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:26 
9Rabobank0:00:27 
10Footon-Servetto0:00:35 
11Andalucia - Cajasur0:02:06 
12Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:02:07 
13Quick Step0:12:56 
14Skil - Shimano0:20:41 
15Orbea0:23:20 
16Xacobeo Galicia0:32:49 
17Van Vliet Ebh Elshof0:41:19 
18PSK Whirlpool - Author1:06:00 

 

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