Kwiatkowski claims Trofeo Deià

Boasson Hagen, Gavazzi complete podium on Mallorca

Chilly winter weather and a tough day of climbing could not stop Polish champion Michel Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) from claiming an impressive first win of the season in the TraMuntana Trophy high in the mountains of Mallorca on Tuesday.

Together with Sky's Sergio Henao, Kwiatkowski bridged across the early break of the day, a six-rider move including Omega Pharma Quick Step team-mate Petr Vakoc, towards the summit of the first category Puig Major climb, the toughest challenge on a day featuring five classified ascents and barely a metre of flat.

Then with about five kilometres to go, as the road twisted sharply down towards the finish at the lonely monastery of Lluc, perched high amidst the granite screeslopes of the Tramuntana mountains on the island's north side, the Polish National Champion tore away from the small front group for a commanding lone victory - his first and Omega Pharma-Quick Step's fifth of 2014. Having swept up the remnants of the break, an 18-rider chasing move was led in by Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen 27 seconds later.

Well wrapped up against the biting winds, Kwiatkowski explained that "it was very fast at the start of the stage, everybody wanted to be in the break and it was only when they got away that things calmed down a bit." At one point the early move gained a nine minute advantage before Sky and Movistar combined to bring things back for the final ascent of Puig Mayor close enough for Henao and Kwiatkowski to go clear.

"Henao went first, and at first I wasn't sure what to do because neither Lampre nor Movistar reacted, so finally I decided to go across and try to catch him. When I did, we worked together and I'd like to thank him, because we collaborated well and that was good for both of us."

"When we got across to the break, Vakoc pulled a little bit so I could rest slightly and I could make my final attack. I was a bit surprised when I attacked that no-one could follow but I was pleased, too. I'd done a few training rides here so I knew with about 15 seconds advantage on a descent like that with two or three kilometres it wouldn't be possible for anybody to catch me. I was worried the roads might be a bit slippery under the trees, too, but it was fine."

Still only 23, last year was the Pole's breakthrough season, with highlights a spell in the lead of Tirreno-Adriatico and fourth overall, a lengthy period in the Best Young Rider's jersey at the Tour de France, where he finished eleventh overall, the Polish national championships and World Championships team time trial victories and - as if that was not enough - top five finishes in Amstel and Flèche Wallone. Kwiatkowski has hardly rested on his laurels though, training hard in Spain over the winter and spending only a couple of days back home in the last two months.

"I knew from training that I was going well, but even so I didn't expect to be so good here," he said. "Everything went well over the winter, though, and to start the season like that couldn't be better." Kwiatkowski will now race the final day of the Mallorca Challenge before heading onto the Tour of the Algarve next week - where he finished second overall last year.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - QuickStep3:59:51 
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky0:00:27 
3Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
4Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
5Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
6Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
7Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos-BH  
8Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros  
9Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
10Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky  
11Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
12David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Netapp - Endura  
13Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
14Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
15Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros  
16Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
17Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
18André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp  
19Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
20Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida0:00:31 
21Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
22Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky  
23Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin Sharp  
24David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky  
25Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros  
26Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
27Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
28Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
29Javier Megias (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
30Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
31Romain Zingle (Fra) Cofidis  
32Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp  
33Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
34Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
35David Belda (Spa) Burgos-BH  
36Chris Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida  
37Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:48 
38Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:16 
39José Mendes (Por) Team Netapp - Endura0:01:54 
40José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:40 
41Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
42Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:11 
43Sergio Pardilla (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka  
44Miguel Minguez (Spa) Team Euskadi  
45Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
46Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
47Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:02 
48Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
49Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros  
50Igor Anton (Spa) Movistar Team  
51Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp - Endura0:06:12 
52Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:08:41 
53Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:08:54 
54Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
55Victor Etxebarria (Spa) Team Euskadi0:10:12 
56Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
57Igor Merino (Spa) Burgos-BH  
58Michal Podlaski (Pol) Activejet Team  
59Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
60Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
61Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge  
62Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar  
63Benjamin King (USA) Garmin Sharp  
64Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
65Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida  
66Dayer Uberney Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
67Victor Martin (Spa) Burgos-BH  
68Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling  
69Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
70Phillip Gaimon (USA) Garmin Sharp  
71Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
72Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis  
73Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
74Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura  
75Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha  
76Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:10:27 
77David Lozano (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk0:12:37 
78Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
79Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:14:19 
80Ramon Domene (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros  
81Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
82Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis  
83Linus Gerdemann (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
84Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
85Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
86Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:16:25 
87Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp - Endura0:16:42 
88Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:17:41 
89Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
90Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
91Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk  
92Huub Duyn (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
93Arakdiusz Owsian (Pol) Activejet Team  
94Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
95Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge  
96Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN - Qhubeka  
97Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
98Kobus Hereijgers (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
99Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
100Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
101Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
102Emanuel Piaskowy (Pol) Activejet Team  
103Jhoan Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge  
104Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team Netapp - Endura  
105Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp - Endura  
106Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
107Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Team Euskadi  
108Haritz Orbe (Spa) Team Euskadi  
109Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling  
110Pawel Brylowski (Pol) Activejet Team  
111Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar  
112Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros  
113Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
114Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis  
115Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
116Carlos Barbero (Spa) Team Euskadi  
117Benat Txoperena (Spa) Team Euskadi  
118Jon Larrinaga (Spa) Team Euskadi  
119Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
120Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida  
121John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team  
122Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp - Endura  
123Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
124Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
125Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky  
126Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Team Sky  
127Pablo Torres (Spa) Burgos-BH  
128Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp  
129Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
130Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar  
131Mario Gonzalez (Spa) Activejet Team  
132David Muntaner (Spa) Activejet Team  
133Dario Hernandez (Spa) Burgos-BH0:17:58 
134Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis0:22:01 
135Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Cofidis  
136Nicolas Lefrancois (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk0:23:11 
137Ike Groen (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
138Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Kuota  
139Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk  
140Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos-BH  
141Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
142Tomasz Mickiewicz (Pol) Activejet Team  
143Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
144Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - Qhubeka  
145Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk  
Ollde Can Costa (Cat. 2), km. 8.1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team10 pts
2Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida7 
3Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol5 
4Dario Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH3 
5Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
6Pablo Torres (Spa) Burgos BH1 
Coll Den Claret (Cat. 3), km. 14.2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6 pts
2Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol4 
3Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
4Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
Coll Des Tords (Cat. 3), km. 68.1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team6 pts
2Javier Megias (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk4 
3Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos BH2 
4Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha1 
Coll De Soller (Cat. 2), km. 109.4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos BH10 pts
2Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team7 
3Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA5 
4Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha3 
5Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2 
6Javier Megias (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk1 
Coll De Puig Major (Cat. 1), km. 133.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Megias (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk16 pts
2Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA12 
3Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos BH10 
4Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team8 
5Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team6 
6Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky4 
7Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3 
8Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
9Chris Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida1 
Sprint 1 - Establiments, km 84,90
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3 pts
2Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos BH2 
3Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team1 
Sprint 2 - Bunyola, km 100,30
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3 pts
2Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
3Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos BH1 
Special sprint 1 - Calvia, km 60,80
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha3 pts
2Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team2 
3Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
Special sprint 2 - Soller, km 117,90
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha3 pts
2Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2 
3Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Bel12:00:27 
2Astana Pro Team0:00:27 
3Team Sky0:00:31 
4Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
6Team Katusha  
7Garmin Sharp  
8Movistar Team0:05:28 
9Team Netapp - Endura0:07:39 
10Lotto Belisol0:09:15 
12IAM Cycling0:10:20 
13Orica Greenedge0:15:47 
15Team Europcar0:25:32 
16Team Novo Nordisk0:29:55 
17Team Euskadi0:30:10 
18MTN - Qhubeka0:34:17 
19Activejet Team0:44:40 
20Cyclingteam De Rijke0:52:09 


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