Farrar takes his first win of the season

Results nullified as riders defy radio rule

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) took his first win of the season, winning the mass sprint at the Trofeo Palma, the opening race in the Challenge Mallorca race series.  Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) was second and Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) was third.

"It feels good to get a win on the books early in the season," said Farrar. "[Tour] Down Under was a bit of a frustrating experience, so it was nice to confirm that my form is on the right track. The boys did a terrific job as usual, I'm sure there will be many more Garmin-Cervelo victories to come this year."

The race was marked by a protest which delayed the start. Some riders, especially those on ProTeams, appeared at the start wearing race radios, which the International Cycling Union has forbidden in all races lower than World Calendar status for 2011. The race jury said it would take no action against the protesting riders but that there was no official final classification for the race and it was unclear if ranking points and prize money would be awarded.

The race consisted of 10 laps of an 11.6km circuit course in and around the Mallorcan capital.  Seven riders got away on the first lap. Kenny De Haes (Omega), Javier Ramirez (Andalusia), Oleg Chuzdha (Caja Rural), Cheng Ji (Skil-Shimano), Michael Baer (NetApp), Carlos Verona (Burgos 2016) and Joel Elgin (Price Bikes) built up a lead of up to three minutes.

After six laps, Chuzdha pulled away and was later joined by Ramirez. The rest of the break was caught by the peloton in the seventh round and the last two were swept up on the penultimate lap.

That set up the mass sprint, and the pace was high in the finale. RadioShack did much of the lead work, hoping to set up veteran Robbie McEwen, but Farrar's younger legs proved stronger in the end and he took his first win of the 2011 season

Full (non-UCI official) Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 2:32:24  
2 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team    
3 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
4 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
5 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
6 Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
7 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
8 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
9 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
10 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
11 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
12 Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Caja Rural    
13 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek    
14 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp    
15 Jose Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
16 Pablo Aitor Bernal (Spa) Spain    
17 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
18 Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek    
19 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
20 Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Orbea Continental    
21 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany    
22 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
23 Henning Bommel (Ger) Germany    
24 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Katusha Team    
25 Sergi Escobar Roure (Spa) Spain    
26 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Orbea Continental    
27 Patrick Schelling (Swi) Price Your Bike    
28 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Radioshack    
29 Martijn Maaskant (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
30 Loic Aubert (Swi) Price Your Bike    
31 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
32 Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
33 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
34 Pascual Orengo Lopez (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
35 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural    
36 Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp    
37 Daniel Henggeler (Swi) Price Your Bike    
38 Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental    
39 Elias Schmaeh (Swi) Price Your Bike    
40 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team Radioshack    
41 Manuel Ortega Ocana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
42 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
43 Asier Maeztu (Spa) Spain    
44 Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
45 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
46 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek    
47 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team Radioshack    
48 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
49 Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
50 Adrian Saez (Spa) Orbea Continental    
51 Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
52 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
53 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
54 Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team    
55 Lukas Kalt (Swi) Price Your Bike    
56 Bernhard Oberholzer (Swi) Price Your Bike    
57 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
58 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
59 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
60 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
61 Adam Blyth (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
62 Marcel Aregger (Swi) Price Your Bike    
63 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
64 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team    
65 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental    
66 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
67 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano    
68 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team    
69 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
70 Vicente Pastor (Spa) Spain    
71 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
72 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team    
73 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
74 Steven Cozza (USA) Team Netapp    
75 Aritz Bagües (Spa) Orbea Continental    
76 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
77 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
78 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
79 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
80 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team    
81 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
82 Eloy Teruel (Spa) Spain    
83 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC    
84 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
85 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team    
86 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
87 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack    
88 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
89 Noel Martin Infante (Spa) Orbea Continental    
90 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
91 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
92 La Cruz Melgarejo David De (Spa) Caja Rural    
93 Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team    
94 Ruben Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural    
95 Arturo Mora Ortiz (Spa) Caja Rural    
96 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad    
97 La Fuente Rasilla David De (Spa) Geox-TMC    
98 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team Radioshack    
99 Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad    
100 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
101 Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural    
102 Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Germany    
103 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
104 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp    
105 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad    
106 Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team    
107 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC    
108 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
109 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
110 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team Radioshack    
111 Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team    
112 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
113 Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
114 Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural    
115 Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp    
116 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
117 Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek    
118 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural    
119 Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek    
120 Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek    
121 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team Radioshack    
122 Ivan Boutellier (Swi) Price Your Bike    
123 La Parte Víctor De (Spa) Caja Rural    
124 Guillermo Lana Baquedano (Spa) Caja Rural    
125 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team    
126 Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek    
127 Jon Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
128 Michaël Baer (Swi) Team Netapp    
129 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
130 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp    
131 Eloy Ruiz Pinto (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
132 Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad    
133 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano    
134 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
135 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
136 Nicolas Schnyder (Swi) Price Your Bike    
137 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Orbea Continental    
138 Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team    
139 Christopher Jennings (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
140 Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
141 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
142 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp    
143 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp    
144 Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
145 Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
146 Unai Elorriaga (Spa) Spain    
147 Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC    
148 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Geox-TMC    
149 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team    
150 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
151 Andy Cappelle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
152 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team    
153 Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Geox-TMC    
154 Juan Javier Estrada Ruiz (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
155 David Muntaner (Spa) Spain    
156 Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Orbea Continental    
157 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
158 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
159 Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team    
160 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Geox-TMC    
161 Stefan Schäfer (Ger) Germany    
162 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
163 Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
164 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
165 David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
166 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
167 Aritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea Continental    
168 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
169 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
170 Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad    
171 Ruben Jimenez Ventosa (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León    
172 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
173 Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano    
174 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
175 Sam Bewley (NZl) Team Radioshack    
176 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
177 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack    
178 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC    
179 Bjorn Selander (USA) Team Radioshack    
180 Thomas Bonin (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
181 Luca Danilo Di (Ita) Katusha Team    
182 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
183 Erik Mohs (Ger) Germany 0:00:24  
184 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:26  
185 Joël Eglin (Swi) Price Your Bike 0:00:29  
186 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:34  
187 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:00:35  
188 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp    
189 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team 0:00:39  
190 Haes Kenny De (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:54  
191 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad 0:01:00  
Combination classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 16  pts
2 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 12  
3 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural 12  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 3  pts
2 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
3 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano 1  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural 6  pts
2 Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano 2  
3 Haes Kenny De (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2  
Special sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural 5  pts
2 Joël Eglin (Swi) Price Your Bike 3  
3 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 2  


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