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) TeamResult
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo2:32:24 
2Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team  
3Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
5Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
6Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
7Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
8Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
9Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
10Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
11Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
12Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Caja Rural  
13Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek  
14Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp  
15Jose Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
16Pablo Aitor Bernal (Spa) Spain  
17Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
18Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek  
19John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
20Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Orbea Continental  
21Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany  
22Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
23Henning Bommel (Ger) Germany  
24Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Katusha Team  
25Sergi Escobar Roure (Spa) Spain  
26Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Orbea Continental  
27Patrick Schelling (Swi) Price Your Bike  
28Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Radioshack  
29Martijn Maaskant (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
30Loic Aubert (Swi) Price Your Bike  
31Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
32Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
33Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
34Pascual Orengo Lopez (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
35Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural  
36Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp  
37Daniel Henggeler (Swi) Price Your Bike  
38Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental  
39Elias Schmaeh (Swi) Price Your Bike  
40Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team Radioshack  
41Manuel Ortega Ocana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
42Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
43Asier Maeztu (Spa) Spain  
44Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
45Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
46Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek  
47Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team Radioshack  
48Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
49Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
50Adrian Saez (Spa) Orbea Continental  
51Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
52Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
53Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
54Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team  
55Lukas Kalt (Swi) Price Your Bike  
56Bernhard Oberholzer (Swi) Price Your Bike  
57Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
58David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
59Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
60Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
61Adam Blyth (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
62Marcel Aregger (Swi) Price Your Bike  
63Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
64Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team  
65Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental  
66Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
67Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano  
68Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team  
69Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
70Vicente Pastor (Spa) Spain  
71Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
72Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team  
73Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
74Steven Cozza (USA) Team Netapp  
75Aritz Bagües (Spa) Orbea Continental  
76Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
77Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
78Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
79Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
80Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
81Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
82Eloy Teruel (Spa) Spain  
83Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC  
84Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
85Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
86Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
87Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack  
88Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
89Noel Martin Infante (Spa) Orbea Continental  
90Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
91Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
92La Cruz Melgarejo David De (Spa) Caja Rural  
93Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team  
94Ruben Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural  
95Arturo Mora Ortiz (Spa) Caja Rural  
96Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
97La Fuente Rasilla David De (Spa) Geox-TMC  
98Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team Radioshack  
99Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad  
100Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
101Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural  
102Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Germany  
103Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
104Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp  
105Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
106Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team  
107Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC  
108Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
109Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
110Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team Radioshack  
111Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team  
112Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
113Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
114Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural  
115Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp  
116Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
117Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek  
118Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural  
119Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek  
120Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
121Robert Hunter (RSA) Team Radioshack  
122Ivan Boutellier (Swi) Price Your Bike  
123La Parte Víctor De (Spa) Caja Rural  
124Guillermo Lana Baquedano (Spa) Caja Rural  
125Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
126Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek  
127Jon Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
128Michaël Baer (Swi) Team Netapp  
129Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
130Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp  
131Eloy Ruiz Pinto (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
132Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad  
133Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano  
134Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
135Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
136Nicolas Schnyder (Swi) Price Your Bike  
137Peio Bilbao (Spa) Orbea Continental  
138Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team  
139Christopher Jennings (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
140Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
141Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
142Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp  
143Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp  
144Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
145Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
146Unai Elorriaga (Spa) Spain  
147Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC  
148Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Geox-TMC  
149Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
150David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC  
151Andy Cappelle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
152Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team  
153Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Geox-TMC  
154Juan Javier Estrada Ruiz (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
155David Muntaner (Spa) Spain  
156Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Orbea Continental  
157Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
158Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
159Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
160Matthias Brandle (Aut) Geox-TMC  
161Stefan Schäfer (Ger) Germany  
162Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
163Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
164Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
165David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
166Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
167Aritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea Continental  
168Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
169Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
170Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad  
171Ruben Jimenez Ventosa (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
172Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
173Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano  
174Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
175Sam Bewley (NZl) Team Radioshack  
176Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
177Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack  
178Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC  
179Bjorn Selander (USA) Team Radioshack  
180Thomas Bonin (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
181Luca Danilo Di (Ita) Katusha Team  
182Maarten Neyens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
183Erik Mohs (Ger) Germany0:00:24 
184Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:26 
185Joël Eglin (Swi) Price Your Bike0:00:29 
186Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:34 
187Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:00:35 
188Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp  
189Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team0:00:39 
190Haes Kenny De (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:54 
191Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad0:01:00 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo16 pts
2Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team12 
3Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural12 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 pts
2Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team2 
3Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural6 pts
2Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano2 
3Haes Kenny De (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
Special sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural5 pts
2Joël Eglin (Swi) Price Your Bike3 
3Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2 

 

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