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Challenge Mallorca welcomes 20 teams

The 20th Crocodile Trophy will start in Cairns this Saturday, 18th October 2014.

The 20th Crocodile Trophy will start in Cairns this Saturday, 18th October 2014. (Image credit: Regina Stranger)

The Challenge Volta a Mallorca, February 8 to 12, announced that it will welcome 20 teams to the 18th running of its event. The five-day race will contain a mix of Spanish and foreign teams.

The teams are Quick Step, Caisse d'Epargne, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Fuji-Servetto, Cofidis, Milram, Liquigas, Rabobank, Columbia, Katusha, Xacobeo Galicia, Contentpolis-AMPO, Andalucía Cajasur, Elk Haus, Plowman Craven, Van Vliet, Sparkasse, Burgos Monumental, Kuota and Orbea.

The stage race is unique in cycling in that it allows for teams to switch out riders during the event. The 2008 edition was won by Belgian Philippe Gilbert.

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