Wellens wins second Challenge Mallorca race with solo attack

Belgian beats teammate Vervaeke in the rain

Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) won the second race in the Challenge Mallorca series thanks to a solo attack during the hilly finale near Soler. 

The Belgian attacked on the Coll de sa Batalla and quickly opened a gap on a small group of chasers. His lead reached 1:40 with eight kilometres to go and he dug deep to hold on for victory despite heavy rain. 

His Lotto Soudal teammate was second Louis Vervaeke, with Vicente Garcia de Mateos of Spain third.

Tao Geoghegan Hart finished an impressive fourth as he begins his full professional debut with Team Sky.

The Trophy Serra de Tramuntana attracted a quality field, with Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana making their season debut in the race in a strong Movistar line-up. Andrey Amador finished fifth to save Movistar’s pride.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal4:06:42 
2Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:24 
3Vicente Garcia (Spa) Spain0:00:29 
4Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:00:58 
5Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:02:15 
6Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:02:32 
7David Belda (Spa) Burgos BH0:02:56 
8Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:03:43 
9Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team  
10Elmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:04:21 
11Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:04:29 
12Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country -0:04:50 
13Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:03 
14Pablo Torres (Spa) Burgos BH0:06:04 
15Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:06:06 
16Marco Bernardinetti (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
17Franck Bonnamour (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
18Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
19Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
20Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
21Alexander Aranburu (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:06:08 
22Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe  
23Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe  
24Jan Bárta (Cze) Bora-Hansgrohe  
25Jorge Arcas Peña (Spa) Movistar Team  
26Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
27David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky  
28Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
29Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:06:12 
30Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
31Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo0:07:18 
32Etienne Van Empel (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:09:28 
33Omar Alberto Mendoza (Col) Equipo Bolivia  
34Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
35Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:46 
36Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:13:57 
37Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky0:14:15 
38Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal  
39Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
40Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
41Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country -  
42Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos Bh0:19:05 
43Eduard Prades (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
44Joan Ruiz (Spa) Burgos Bh  
45Jan Tschernoster (Ger) German National Team  
46Sebastian Mora (Spa) Sel. Nacional De Pista  
47Jonas Koch (Ger) German National Team  
48David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
49Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
50Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
51Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:19:08 
52Jon Irisarri (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
53Brian Van Goethem (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:19:40 
54Andre Looij (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
55Jorge Cubero (Spa) Burgos Bh0:20:03 
56Noel Gil (Spa) Sel. Nacional De Pista  
57Moreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto Soudal  
58Ildar Arslanov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
59David Lozano (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
60Hendrikus V Ijzendoorn Team Novo Nordisk  
61Mark Stewart (GBr) Great Britain National Team  
62Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
63Egoitz Garcia (Spa) Equipo Bolivia  
64Georg Zimmermann (Ger) German National Team  
65Carlos Antonio Jimenez (Spa) Equipo Bolivia  
66Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team  
67Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team  
68Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Sky  
69David Galarreta (Spa) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
70Gotzon Udondo (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country -  
71Pierpaolo Ficara (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
72Uri Martins Sandoval (Mex) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
73Aydar Zakarin (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
74Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
75Gregory Obando (CRc) Inteja Dominican Cycling  
76Raymond Kreder (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
77Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
78Julen Irizar (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country -  
79Aritz Bagues (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country -  
80Rafael Marquez (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling  
81Enrique Sanz (Spa) Sel. Nacional De Pista  
82Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
83Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
84Laurent Pichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
85Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
86Javier Megias (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
87Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
88Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
89Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
90Ivan Martinez (Spa) Equipo Bolivia  
91Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country  
92Marcos Rojo (Spa) Burgos Bh0:20:48 
93Xavier Cañellas (Spa) Sel. Nacional De Pista0:21:25 
94Oscar Linares (Spa) Burgos Bh0:42:38 
95Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk0:50:35 
96Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  


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