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Rojas roars to victory on Mallorca

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Spaniard notches Movistar's third win of 2011

Jose Joaquin Rojas of Movistar won the mass sprint deciding the Trofeo Deià, the fourth race in the Challenge Mallorca. The 25-year-old Spaniard outkicked Gorka Izagirre (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Juan Jose Cobo (Geox-TMC) to take top honours in the uphill sprint, and the third win for Movistar this season.

It was also the first win for Rojas since a stage of the Tour de l'Ain in August 2009.

"To tell the truth, I had lost a bit of confidence in myself," said Rojas. "If I have recovered it, it is thanks to the team, who were always supporting me during the entire race, and also to my teammate Ventoso, who convinced me I could win and it was going to be my day.

"I knew the finish from last year, I had good legs and I knew I had to come into the last corner first. It was a pity I couldn't celebrate it as deserved, because there were some riders who had attacked before and I didn't know if they were still ahead, so I didn't raise my arms at the finish."

The stage was marked by a long escape of five riders, featuring Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Romain Zingle (Cofidis), Xabier Zabalo (Orbea Continental), Giampaolo Cheula (Geox-TMC) and Davide Malacarne (Quick Step). The quintet formed 43km into the stage, but were kept on a tight leash as their largest lead amounted to only 2:20. The escape was ultimately neutralised at km 117.

With 15 km to go on the 143km parcours, a lead group of 40 formed. HTC-Highroad was very active, with both Peter Velits and Tejay Van Garderen attacking. There were in fact multiple attacks in the closing kilometres, but it came down to a sprint with Rojas prevailing in the finale.

Full Results
1 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 3:18:59  
2 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
3 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC    
4 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
5 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
6 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team    
7 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
8 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team    
9 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team    
10 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
11 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek    
12 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
13 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack    
14 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
15 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Katusha Team    
16 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC    
17 Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Geox-TMC    
18 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC    
19 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack    
20 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
21 Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek    
22 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Geox-TMC    
23 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC    
24 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
25 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
26 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
27 Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad    
28 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad    
29 Iván Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
30 Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
31 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack    
32 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad    
33 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural    
34 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
35 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:09  
36 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
37 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
38 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek    
39 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
40 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
41 David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
42 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
43 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Orbea Continental    
44 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp    
45 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack    
46 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
47 Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team    
48 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team    
49 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
50 Sergio Mantecon (Spa) Spain    
51 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
52 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:43  
53 Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team 0:01:00  
54 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
55 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:01:04  
56 Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Orbea Continental    
57 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
58 Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek 0:01:29  
59 Jose Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:02:49  
60 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:24  
61 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
62 Nicolas Schnyder (Swi) Price Your Bike    
63 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
64 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad    
65 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
66 Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
67 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
68 Arturo Mora Ortiz (Spa) Caja Rural    
69 Pascual Orengo Lopez (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
70 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
71 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
72 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team    
73 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team    
74 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team    
75 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC    
76 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
77 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp    
78 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
79 Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team    
80 Christopher Jennings (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León 0:04:02  
81 Elias Schmaeh (Swi) Price Your Bike 0:04:32  
82 Bernhard Oberholzer (Swi) Price Your Bike    
83 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team Netapp    
84 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp    
85 Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
86 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
87 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
88 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
89 Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team    
90 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
91 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team    
92 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
93 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
94 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
95 Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental    
96 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
97 Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural    
98 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
99 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
100 Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
101 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad    
102 Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad    
103 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad    
104 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Orbea Continental    
105 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
106 Aritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea Continental    
107 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
108 Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC    
109 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano    
110 Martijn Maaskant (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
111 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
112 Thomas Bonin (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
113 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp 0:05:28  
114 Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp    
115 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:06:51  
116 Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:07:35  
117 Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek    
118 Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural    
119 Víctor De La Parte (Spa) Caja Rural    
120 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León 0:07:42  
121 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
122 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
123 Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
124 Oscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
125 Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
126 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental    
127 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
128 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:08:01  
129 Jesus Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team Netapp 0:09:36  
130 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack 0:10:52  
131 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack    
132 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Team RadioShack    
133 Manuel Ortega Ocana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:12:13  
134 Sebastián Mora Vedri (Spa) Spain 0:13:13  
135 Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp    
136 Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack    
137 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek    
138 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack    
139 Andy Cappelle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
140 Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
141 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek    
142 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team    
143 David Gutierrez (Spa) Spain    
144 Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Germany    
145 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack    
146 Airán Fernandez (Spa) Spain    
147 Antonio Miguel Parra (Spa) Spain    
148 Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
149 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
150 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team 0:14:16  
151 Marcel Aregger (Swi) Price Your Bike    
152 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
153 Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Orbea Continental    
154 Daniel Henggeler (Swi) Price Your Bike    
155 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
156 Henning Bommel (Ger) Germany    
157 Aritz Bagües (Spa) Orbea Continental    
158 Raúl Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Spain 0:18:25  
159 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural    
160 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
161 Noel Martin Infante (Spa) Orbea Continental    
HD Albert Torres (Spa) Spain 0:24:09  
HD Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano 0:24:10  
HD Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural 0:25:51  
HD Guillermo Lana Baquedano (Spa) Caja Rural 0:25:52  
HD Adrian Saez (Spa) Orbea Continental    
HD Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
DNF Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
DNF Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
DNF Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
DNF Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Matthias Brandle (Aut) Geox-TMC    
DNF David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural    
DNF Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural    
DNF Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano    
DNF Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
DNF Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
DNF Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp    
DNF Michaël Baer (Swi) Team Netapp    
DNF Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
DNF Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
DNF Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
DNF Ruben Jimenez Ventosa (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
DNF Ivan Boutellier (Swi) Price Your Bike    
DNF Loic Aubert (Swi) Price Your Bike    
DNF Andreas Rutishauser (Swi) Price Your Bike    
DNF Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany    
DNF Erik Mohs (Ger) Germany    
DNF Franz Schiwer (Ger) Germany    
DNF Stefan Schäfer (Ger) Germany    
Sprint 1 - Santa María, 29.5km
1 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural 3 pts
2 Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 2  
3 Antonio Miguel Parra (Spa) Spain 1  
Sprint 2 - Alcúdia, 68.7km
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3 pts
2 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2  
3 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC 1  
Sprint classification
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3 pts
2 Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 2  
3 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC 1  
4 Antonio Miguel Parra (Spa) Spain 1  
Special Sprint 1 - Inca, 44.5km
1 Raúl Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Spain 3 pts
2 Antonio Miguel Parra (Spa) Spain 2  
3 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 1  
Special Sprint 2 - Pollença, 81.2km
1 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2  
3 Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental 1  
Special Sprint classification
1 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Raúl Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Spain 3  
3 Antonio Miguel Parra (Spa) Spain 2  
4 Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental 1  
5 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 1  
Mountain 1 - Coll de Can Costa (Cat. 2) 7.9km
1 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack 10 pts
2 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 7  
3 Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Geox-TMC 5  
4 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 3  
5 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack 2  
6 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 1  
Mountain 2 - Coll de Femenies (Cat. 2) 95.7km
1 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC 10 pts
2 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 7  
3 Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental 5  
4 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
5 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2  
6 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
Mountain 3 - Coll de Puig Major (Cat. 2) 118.1km
1 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC 10 pts
2 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental 7  
3 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack 5  
4 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 3  
5 Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team 2  
6 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 1  
Mountain 4 - Coll De'N Bleda (Cat. 3) 137.8km
1 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC 6 pts
2 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC 4  
3 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 2  
4 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 1  
Mountains classification
1 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC 14 pts
2 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC 10  
3 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack 10  
4 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 10  
5 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental 7  
6 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 7  
7 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC 6  
8 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack 5  
9 Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Geox-TMC 5  
10 Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental 5  
11 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 4  
12 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 3  
13 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
14 Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team 2  
15 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack 2  
16 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
17 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 1  
Combination classification
1 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 10 pts
2 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 8  
3 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 8  
4 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC 7  
5 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC 7  
6 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 6  
7 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC 6  
8 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 6  
9 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad 5  
10 Antonio Miguel Parra (Spa) Spain 5  
11 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 4  
12 Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 4  
13 Raúl Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Spain 4  
14 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 3  
15 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack 3  
16 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team 2  
17 Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental 2  
18 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 1  
19 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental 1  
20 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 1