Rojas roars to victory on Mallorca

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
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team3:18:59 
2Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
3Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC  
4Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
5Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
6Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team  
7Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
8Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team  
9Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
10Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
11Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
12Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
13Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack  
14Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
15Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Katusha Team  
16Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC  
17Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Geox-TMC  
18David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC  
19Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
20Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
21Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
22Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Geox-TMC  
23Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC  
24Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
25Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
26Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
27Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad  
28Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
29Iván Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
30Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
31Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
32Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
33José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural  
34Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
35Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:09 
36Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
37Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
38Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek  
39Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
40Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
41David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
42Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
43Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Orbea Continental  
44Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp  
45Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack  
46Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
47Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team  
48Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team  
49Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
50Sergio Mantecon (Spa) Spain  
51Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
52Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:43 
53Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team0:01:00 
54Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
55Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:01:04 
56Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Orbea Continental  
57Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
58Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek0:01:29 
59Jose Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:02:49 
60Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:24 
61Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
62Nicolas Schnyder (Swi) Price Your Bike  
63Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
64Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
65Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
66Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
67Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
68Arturo Mora Ortiz (Spa) Caja Rural  
69Pascual Orengo Lopez (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
70Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
71Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
72Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
73David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
74Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team  
75Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC  
76Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
77Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp  
78Maarten Neyens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
79Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
80Christopher Jennings (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:04:02 
81Elias Schmaeh (Swi) Price Your Bike0:04:32 
82Bernhard Oberholzer (Swi) Price Your Bike  
83Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team Netapp  
84Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp  
85Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
86Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
87Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
88Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
89Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
90Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
91Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team  
92Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
93Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
94Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
95Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental  
96Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
97Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural  
98Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
99Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
100Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
101Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad  
102Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad  
103Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
104Peio Bilbao (Spa) Orbea Continental  
105Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
106Aritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea Continental  
107David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC  
108Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC  
109Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano  
110Martijn Maaskant (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
111Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
112Thomas Bonin (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
113Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp0:05:28 
114Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp  
115Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:06:51 
116Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:07:35 
117Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek  
118Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural  
119Víctor De La Parte (Spa) Caja Rural  
120Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:07:42 
121Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
122Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
123Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
124Oscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
125Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
126Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental  
127Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
128Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:08:01 
129Jesus Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team Netapp0:09:36 
130Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack0:10:52 
131Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack  
132Jesse Sergent (NZl) Team RadioShack  
133Manuel Ortega Ocana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:12:13 
134Sebastián Mora Vedri (Spa) Spain0:13:13 
135Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp  
136Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack  
137Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
138Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack  
139Andy Cappelle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
140Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
141Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek  
142Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
143David Gutierrez (Spa) Spain  
144Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Germany  
145Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
146Airán Fernandez (Spa) Spain  
147Antonio Miguel Parra (Spa) Spain  
148Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
149Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
150José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team0:14:16 
151Marcel Aregger (Swi) Price Your Bike  
152Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
153Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Orbea Continental  
154Daniel Henggeler (Swi) Price Your Bike  
155Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
156Henning Bommel (Ger) Germany  
157Aritz Bagües (Spa) Orbea Continental  
158Raúl Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Spain0:18:25 
159Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural  
160Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
161Noel Martin Infante (Spa) Orbea Continental  
HDAlbert Torres (Spa) Spain0:24:09 
HDCheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano0:24:10 
HDAitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural0:25:51 
HDGuillermo Lana Baquedano (Spa) Caja Rural0:25:52 
HDAdrian Saez (Spa) Orbea Continental  
HDRomain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFGiampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
DNFJulian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
DNFMurilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
DNFSylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
DNFAleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFMatthias Brandle (Aut) Geox-TMC  
DNFDavid De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural  
DNFOleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural  
DNFYukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano  
DNFMarcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
DNFThomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
DNFMichael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp  
DNFMichaël Baer (Swi) Team Netapp  
DNFLuis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
DNFManuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
DNFOscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
DNFRuben Jimenez Ventosa (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
DNFIvan Boutellier (Swi) Price Your Bike  
DNFLoic Aubert (Swi) Price Your Bike  
DNFAndreas Rutishauser (Swi) Price Your Bike  
DNFNikias Arndt (Ger) Germany  
DNFErik Mohs (Ger) Germany  
DNFFranz Schiwer (Ger) Germany  
DNFStefan Schäfer (Ger) Germany  
Sprint 1 - Santa María, 29.5km
1Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2 
3Antonio Miguel Parra (Spa) Spain1 
Sprint 2 - Alcúdia, 68.7km
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3pts
2Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
3Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC1 
Sprint classification
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3pts
2Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2 
3Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC1 
4Antonio Miguel Parra (Spa) Spain1 
Special Sprint 1 - Inca, 44.5km
1Raúl Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Spain3pts
2Antonio Miguel Parra (Spa) Spain2 
3Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek1 
Special Sprint 2 - Pollença, 81.2km
1Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team3pts
2Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
3Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental1 
Special Sprint classification
1Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team3pts
2Raúl Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Spain3 
3Antonio Miguel Parra (Spa) Spain2 
4Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental1 
5Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek1 
Mountain 1 - Coll de Can Costa (Cat. 2) 7.9km
1Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack10pts
2Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek7 
3Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Geox-TMC5 
4Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team3 
5Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack2 
6Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack1 
Mountain 2 - Coll de Femenies (Cat. 2) 95.7km
1Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC10pts
2Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team7 
3Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental5 
4Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
5Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
6Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Mountain 3 - Coll de Puig Major (Cat. 2) 118.1km
1Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC10pts
2Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental7 
3Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack5 
4Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 
5Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team2 
6Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad1 
Mountain 4 - Coll De'N Bleda (Cat. 3) 137.8km
1David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC6pts
2Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC4 
3Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad2 
4Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo1 
Mountains classification
1Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC14pts
2Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC10 
3Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack10 
4Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team10 
5Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental7 
6Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek7 
7David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC6 
8Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack5 
9Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Geox-TMC5 
10Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental5 
11Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo4 
12Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad3 
13Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
14Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team2 
15Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack2 
16Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team1 
17Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack1 
Combination classification
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team10pts
2Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi8 
3Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team8 
4Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC7 
5Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC7 
6Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team6 
7Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC6 
8Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
9Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad5 
10Antonio Miguel Parra (Spa) Spain5 
11Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team4 
12Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada4 
13Raúl Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Spain4 
14Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 
15Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack3 
16Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team2 
17Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental2 
18Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team1 
19Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental1 
20Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek1 


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