Mallorca Challenge: Cummings wins on Mirador d'Es Colomer

MTN-Qhubeka rider beats Valverde and Formolo

Stephen Cummings got his MTN-Qhubeka career off to a flying start with victory Trofeo Andratx-Mirador d'es Colomer after a late attack on the Mirador d’Es Colomer. Cummings went clear in the final kilometre and held off a challenge from Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) to take the win. Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Garmin) won the sprint behind to take third place.

"I'm really happy with today's victory," Cummings said. "I knew I had done a lot of good work over the winter so I'd like to thank the team for the amazing work they did and chance they gave me to focus on today's race. I was able to come back to the front right near the end and snatch the victory, so I'm really happy with the result."

It is the first win for Cummings since he claimed the overall classification at last year’s Tour Méditerranéen. The victory comes just a day after the South African team lost Andreas Stauff to a broken collarbone after the German crashed in the final three kilometres of the Trofeo Santanyi-SesSalines-Campos.

The second race of the Mallorca Challenge began by the Playa de Palma, taking the riders over three classified climbs before the last, punchy ascent towards the finish on Mirador d’Es Colomer. A total of 10 riders escaped in the opening kilometres, including Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal), Dylan Van Baarle (Cannondale-Garmin), Huub Duyn (Roompot), José Gonçalves (Caja Rural-RGA,), Johann Van Zyl (MTN Qhubeka), Igor Merino (Burgos BH), Imanol Estévez (Murias Taldea), Nico Brungger (Roth-Skoda), Marcos Jurado (Spain) and Mark Christian (Great Britain).

Gonçalves was the first of the escapees try his hand alone, hovering up the mountains points on the Col de Claret and the Puig Major. The Caja Rural rider had been reeled back in when Greipel launched a move off the front of the bunch. The German built up an advantage of 30 seconds over the chasing riders, which included Gonçalves. Greipel’s efforts earned him the award for the most combative rider of the day.

The peloton finally caught the remnants of the break with two kilometres to go.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephen Cummings (GBr) MTN - Qhubeka3:56:30 
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team  
3Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:00:06 
4Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
5Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky  
6Benat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:13 
7Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:00:15 
8Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
9Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
10Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
11Marc De Maar (Ned) Team Roompot0:00:18 
12Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:00:22 
13Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
14Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:00:25 
15Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:30 
16Sylwester Szmyd (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:00:34 
17Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:00:35 
18David Belda (Esp) Burgos BH0:00:38 
19Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky0:00:41 
20Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:45 
21Bjorn Thureau (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:47 
22Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal Bel Lotto Soudal0:00:58 
23Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:00 
24Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:01:14 
25Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:16 
26Heiner Parra (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:01:18 
27Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:24 
28Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:27 
29Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling  
30Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
31Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:01:58 
32Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:01:59 
33Huub Duyn (Ned) Team Roompot  
34Nico Brunger (Sui) Roth Skoda0:02:41 
35José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
36Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:02:57 
37Victor Martin (Esp) Burgos BH0:03:10 
38André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:03:54 
39Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
40Marcos Jurado (Esp) Spain0:05:09 
41Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:42 
42Ion Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
43Igor Merino (Esp) Burgos BH0:07:25 
44José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 180:08:22 
45Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Bora-Argon 18  
46Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
47Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling  
48Mario Gonzalez (Esp) Activejet Team  
49Gustav Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
50Joel Zangerle (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
51Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
52Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
53Pawel Bernas (Pol) Activejet Team  
54Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
55Bart De Clerq (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
56Sergio Pardilla (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
57Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
58Mike Terpstra (Ned) Team Roompot  
59BRAVO Garikoitz (Esp) Murias Taldea  
60Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
61Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Team Roompot  
62Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
63David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
64Mikel Bizkarra (Esp) Murias Taldea0:08:49 
65Stefen Schumacher (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:09:24 
66John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team0:10:05 
67Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:13:41 
68Daniel Patten (GBr) Great Britain  
69Etienne Van Empel (Ned) Team Roompot  
70Jesus del Pino (Esp) Burgos BH  
71Ruben Sanchez (Esp) Spain  
72Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
73Mads Pedersen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
74Michael Podlaski (Pol) Activejet Team  
75Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
76Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
77Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
78Jon Ander Insausti (Esp) Murias Taldea  
79Kamil Gradek (Pol) Activejet Team  
80Sjoerd Van Ginneken (Ned) Team Roompot  
81Petr Ignatenko (Rus) RusVelo Rus Russia  
82Aleksandr Rybakov (Rus) Russia  
83Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky Ger Team Sky  
84Luis Mas (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
85Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling  
86Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
87Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
88Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
89Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
90Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
91Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
92Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
93Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18  
94Thomas Degand (Bel) IAM Cycling  
95Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
96Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
97Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
98Reinier Honig (Ned) Team Roompot  
99Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
100Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
101Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling  
102Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:53 
103Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
104Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing  
105Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar  
106Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - Qhubeka0:13:55 
107Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky  
108Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team0:13:59 
109Dario Hernandez (Esp) Burgos BH  
110Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:14:02 
111Damien Garcia (Fra) Team Froy Oslo0:17:14 
112Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
113Aritz Bagues (Esp) Murias Taldea  
114Julien Morice (Fra) Team Europcar  
115Ibai Salas (Esp) Burgos BH  
116Unai Intziarte(Esp) Murias Taldea  
117Kirill Pozdnykov (Rus) Russia  
118Imanol Estevez (Esp) Murias Taldea  
119Artur Ershov (Rus) Russia  
120Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing  
121Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
122Jon S. Breivold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
123Oddbjorn K. Adersen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
124Martin Mortensen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
125Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
126Yannick Eckmann (USA) Roth Skoda  
127Albert Torres (Esp) Spain  
128Colin Stussi (Sui) Roth Skoda  
129Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain  
130Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
131Alexander Foliferov (Rus) Russia  
132Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
133Pawel Franczak (Pol) Activejet Team  
134Alexander Serov (Rus) Russia  
135Raymond Kreder (Ned) Team Roompot0:17:22 
136Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
137Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:17:24 
138Temesgen Teklehaymonot (Eri) Roth Skoda  
139Christian Mager (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:17:25 
140Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
141Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:18:01 
142Germain Burton (GBr) Great Britain0:25:29 
143Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain  
144Mark Stewart (GBr) Great Britain  
145Nikolai Tedre (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
146Giacomo Tomio (Ita) Roth Skoda  
147Roland Thalmann (Sui) Roth Skoda  
148Eneko Lizarralde (Esp) Murias Taldea  
149Sebastian Mora (Esp) Spain  

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