Fenn quick off the mark in Palma

Briton beats Schulze and Porsev in sprint finish

Andy Fenn got his Omega Pharma-Quick Step career off to a perfect start in Mallorca on Sunday when he sprinted to victory in the Trofeo Palma. The young Briton delivered a pitch-perfect performance in the finishing straight, powering clear of Andre Schulze (Team NetApp) and Alesander Porsev (Katusha) to take the win.

Bronze medallist in the under 23 road race at the Worlds in Copenhagen last year, Fenn spent 2011 with the Irish Continental outfit An Post-Sean Kelly. It was testimony to Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s belief in Fenn’s potential that they worked for the youngster in his first race with the WorldTour squad.

“I'm ecstatic," Fenn said afterwards. "I've been dreaming of a victory like this. The team did some extraordinary work. In the last 3 laps we took charge of the race. In the final Matteo Trentin carried me splendidly and I managed to win. It's my first success as a pro; the joy is indescribable. I can't wait to share it with my teammates this evening."

The traditional curtain raiser on the Spanish season, the racing at the Trofeo Palma was a distinctly low-key affair, with Sunday’s criterium a prelude to the sterner tests to come later in the week.

A number of breakaways attempted to forge clear in the opening laps, but none succeeded in gaining a lead in excess of a minute, and in the finale, it was Omega Pharma-Quick Step who took matters in hand and set up Fenn for the win.

Tour de France winner Cadel Evans (BMC) and his dauphins Andy and Fränk Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan) were among the big names in action, but all eyes were on Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) on the start line in Palma. One day before the Court of Arbitration for Sport issues its verdict on his positive test for clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour de France, the Spaniard finished a discreet 98th. Contador left for his home in Pinto after the race.



# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2:23:53  
2 Andre Schulze (Ger) Team Netapp    
3 Alesander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team    
4 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural    
5 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan    
6 Remco Te Brake (Ned) Cycling Team De Rijk    
7 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank    
8 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Katusha Team    
9 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Endura Racing    
10 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Europcar    
11 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar    
12 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
13 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling    
14 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing    
15 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
16 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank    
17 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
18 Said Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
19 Jonas Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
20 Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos-BH-Castilla y Leon    
21 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
22 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
23 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
24 Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar    
25 Sebastian Körber (Ger) Nutrixxion-Abus    
26 Jose Cano (Spa) Andalucia    
27 Ruben Jimenez (Spa) Burgos-BH-Castilla y Leon    
28 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Cycling Team De Rijk    
29 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural    
30 Tom Vermeer (Ned) Nutrixxion-Abus    
31 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar    
32 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Lotto-Belisol    
33 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
34 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
35 Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Nutrixxion-Abus    
36 Jeremie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
37 Ciryl Lemoine (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
38 Mats Boeve (Ned) Cycling Team De Rijk    
39 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Cycling Team De Rijk    
40 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank    
41 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar    
42 Michael Schweizer (Ger) Nutrixxion-Abus    
43 Kastantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Pro Cycling    
44 Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Endura Racing    
45 Carlos Barbero (Spa) Orbea Continental    
46 Illart Zuazubiskar (Spa) Orbea Continental    
47 Ran Margaliot (Isr) Team Saxo Bank    
48 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
49 Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural    
50 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Pro Cycling    
51 Ruben Perez (Ita) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
52 David Lopez (Spa) Movistar    
53 Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
54 Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia    
55 Jose Vte. Toribio (Spa) Andalucia    
56 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp    
57 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:08  
58 Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Cycling Team De Rijk    
59 Pablo Torres (Spa) Burgos-BH-Castilla y Leon    
60 Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia    
61 Iker Camaño (Spa) Endura Racing    
62 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling    
63 Jose Luis Roldan (Spa) Andalucia    
64 Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion-Abus    
65 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Caja Rural    
66 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team    
67 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling    
68 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Andalucia    
69 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
70 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
71 Mikel Baguesaritz (Spa) Orbea Continental    
72 Joni Silva (Spa) Burgos-BH-Castilla y Leon    
73 Alexander Ryabkin (Rus) Caja Rural    
74 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank    
75 Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos-BH-Castilla y Leon    
76 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar    
77 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar    
78 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar    
79 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Movistar    
80 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
81 Jens Voigt (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan    
82 Luis Henao (Col) Sky Procycling    
83 Omar Fraire (Spa) Orbea Continental    
84 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
85 Roman Osuna (Spa) Andalucia    
86 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan    
87 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:15  
88 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Pro Cycling    
89 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar    
90 David De La Cruz (Spa) Caja Rural    
91 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank    
92 Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha Team    
93 Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) Burgos-BH-Castilla y Leon    
94 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan    
95 David Belda (Spa) Burgos-BH-Castilla y Leon    
96 Fco. Javier Aramendia (Spa) Caja Rural    
97 Andy Schleck (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan    
98 Alberto Contador (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
99 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
100 Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Andalucia    
101 Karster Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank    
102 Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
103 Oliver Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
104 Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
105 Marc Reynes (Spa) Nutrixxion-Abus    
106 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
107 Ion Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
108 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
109 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Radioshack-Nissan    
110 Paul Voss (Ger) Endura Racing    
111 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank    
112 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp    
113 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank    
114 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank    
115 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
116 Guillaume Levarvet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
117 Frank Boyer (Fra) Team Europcar    
118 Carlos Verona (Spa) Burgos-BH-Castilla y Leon    
119 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar    
120 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Europcar    
121 Adrian Saez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
122 Igor Romero (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
123 Juan Garate (Spa) Rabobank    
124 Frank Schleck (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan    
125 Efren Carazo (Spa) Burgos-BH-Castilla y Leon    
126 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank    
127 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
128 Aritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea Continental    
129 John Anderson (Aus) Endura Racing    
130 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
131 Jose Vega (Spa) Andalucia    
132 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
133 Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural    
134 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Netapp    
135 Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team    
136 Alberto Marinojean Marc (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
137 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team    
138 Jakob Fulsang (Den) Radioshack-Nissan    
139 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
140 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
141 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
142 Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Orbea Continental    
143 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
144 Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Orbea Continental    
145 Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
146 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
147 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
148 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
149 Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar    
150 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Katusha Team    
151 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha Team    
152 Bas Stamsnijder (Ned) Cycling Team De Rijk    
153 Dion Beukeboon (Ned) Cycling Team De Rijk    
154 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
155 Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
156 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Katusha Team    
157 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo Bank    
158 Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:00:37  
159 Steven Cozza (USA) Team Netapp 0:00:39  
160 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar    
161 Grisha Janorschke (Ger) Team Netapp 0:00:43  
162 Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Endura Racing 0:00:45  
163 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp 0:00:50  
164 Cristophe Laborie (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
165 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Endura Racing 0:00:53  
166 Dean Windsor (Aus) Endura Racing 0:00:54  
167 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:56  
168 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
169 Igor Merino (Spa) Orbea Continental 0:01:12  
170 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team Netapp 0:01:25  
171 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:01:43  
172 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
173 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) BMC Racing Team    
174 Lars Peter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
175 Egoitz Garcia (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:10  
176 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto-Belisol 0:02:13  
177 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp 0:02:15  


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