Kwiatkowski claims Trofeo Deià

Chilly winter weather and a tough day of climbing could not stop Polish champion Michel Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) from claiming an impressive first win of the season in the TraMuntana Trophy high in the mountains of Mallorca on Tuesday.

Together with Sky's Sergio Henao, Kwiatkowski bridged across the early break of the day, a six-rider move including Omega Pharma Quick Step team-mate Petr Vakoc, towards the summit of the first category Puig Major climb, the toughest challenge on a day featuring five classified ascents and barely a metre of flat.

Then with about five kilometres to go, as the road twisted sharply down towards the finish at the lonely monastery of Lluc, perched high amidst the granite screeslopes of the Tramuntana mountains on the island's north side, the Polish National Champion tore away from the small front group for a commanding lone victory - his first and Omega Pharma-Quick Step's fifth of 2014. Having swept up the remnants of the break, an 18-rider chasing move was led in by Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen 27 seconds later.

Well wrapped up against the biting winds, Kwiatkowski explained that "it was very fast at the start of the stage, everybody wanted to be in the break and it was only when they got away that things calmed down a bit." At one point the early move gained a nine minute advantage before Sky and Movistar combined to bring things back for the final ascent of Puig Mayor close enough for Henao and Kwiatkowski to go clear.

"Henao went first, and at first I wasn't sure what to do because neither Lampre nor Movistar reacted, so finally I decided to go across and try to catch him. When I did, we worked together and I'd like to thank him, because we collaborated well and that was good for both of us."

"When we got across to the break, Vakoc pulled a little bit so I could rest slightly and I could make my final attack. I was a bit surprised when I attacked that no-one could follow but I was pleased, too. I'd done a few training rides here so I knew with about 15 seconds advantage on a descent like that with two or three kilometres it wouldn't be possible for anybody to catch me. I was worried the roads might be a bit slippery under the trees, too, but it was fine."

Still only 23, last year was the Pole's breakthrough season, with highlights a spell in the lead of Tirreno-Adriatico and fourth overall, a lengthy period in the Best Young Rider's jersey at the Tour de France, where he finished eleventh overall, the Polish national championships and World Championships team time trial victories and - as if that was not enough - top five finishes in Amstel and Flèche Wallone. Kwiatkowski has hardly rested on his laurels though, training hard in Spain over the winter and spending only a couple of days back home in the last two months.

"I knew from training that I was going well, but even so I didn't expect to be so good here," he said. "Everything went well over the winter, though, and to start the season like that couldn't be better." Kwiatkowski will now race the final day of the Mallorca Challenge before heading onto the Tour of the Algarve next week - where he finished second overall last year.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - QuickStep3:59:51
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky0:00:27
3Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 3 - Cell 2
5Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 4 - Cell 2
6Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 5 - Cell 2
7Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos-BHRow 6 - Cell 2
8Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caja Rural - SegurosRow 7 - Cell 2
9Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team SkyRow 9 - Cell 2
11Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 10 - Cell 2
12David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 11 - Cell 2
13Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdgeRow 12 - Cell 2
14Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 13 - Cell 2
15Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural - SegurosRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 15 - Cell 2
17Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 16 - Cell 2
18André Cardoso (Por) Garmin SharpRow 17 - Cell 2
19Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida0:00:31
21Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 20 - Cell 2
22Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team SkyRow 21 - Cell 2
23Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin SharpRow 22 - Cell 2
24David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team SkyRow 23 - Cell 2
25Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural - SegurosRow 24 - Cell 2
26Egor Silin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 25 - Cell 2
27Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Javier Megias (Spa) Team Novo NordiskRow 28 - Cell 2
30Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 29 - Cell 2
31Romain Zingle (Fra) CofidisRow 30 - Cell 2
32Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin SharpRow 31 - Cell 2
33Simon Spilak (Slo) Team KatushaRow 32 - Cell 2
34Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-MeridaRow 33 - Cell 2
35David Belda (Spa) Burgos-BHRow 34 - Cell 2
36Chris Horner (USA) Lampre-MeridaRow 35 - Cell 2
37Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:48
38Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:16
39José Mendes (Por) Team Netapp - Endura0:01:54
40José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:40
41Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team KatushaRow 40 - Cell 2
42Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:11
43Sergio Pardilla (Spa) MTN - QhubekaRow 42 - Cell 2
44Miguel Minguez (Spa) Team EuskadiRow 43 - Cell 2
45Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 44 - Cell 2
46Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team KatushaRow 45 - Cell 2
47Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:02
48Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdgeRow 47 - Cell 2
49Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - SegurosRow 48 - Cell 2
50Igor Anton (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp - Endura0:06:12
52Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:08:41
53Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:08:54
54Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-MeridaRow 53 - Cell 2
55Victor Etxebarria (Spa) Team Euskadi0:10:12
56Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Igor Merino (Spa) Burgos-BHRow 56 - Cell 2
58Michal Podlaski (Pol) Activejet TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 58 - Cell 2
60Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdgeRow 60 - Cell 2
62Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team EuropcarRow 61 - Cell 2
63Benjamin King (USA) Garmin SharpRow 62 - Cell 2
64Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-MeridaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Dayer Uberney Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Victor Martin (Spa) Burgos-BHRow 66 - Cell 2
68Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 67 - Cell 2
69Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 68 - Cell 2
70Phillip Gaimon (USA) Garmin SharpRow 69 - Cell 2
71Tony Hurel (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 70 - Cell 2
72Julien Simon (Fra) CofidisRow 71 - Cell 2
73Ben Swift (GBr) Team SkyRow 72 - Cell 2
74Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 73 - Cell 2
75Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team KatushaRow 74 - Cell 2
76Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:10:27
77David Lozano (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk0:12:37
78Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:14:19
80Ramon Domene (Spa) Caja Rural - SegurosRow 79 - Cell 2
81Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 80 - Cell 2
82Florian Senechal (Fra) CofidisRow 81 - Cell 2
83Linus Gerdemann (Ger) MTN - QhubekaRow 82 - Cell 2
84Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team EuropcarRow 83 - Cell 2
85Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 84 - Cell 2
86Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:16:25
87Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp - Endura0:16:42
88Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:17:41
89Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo NordiskRow 88 - Cell 2
90Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 89 - Cell 2
91Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo NordiskRow 90 - Cell 2
92Huub Duyn (Ned) Cyclingteam De RijkeRow 91 - Cell 2
93Arakdiusz Owsian (Pol) Activejet TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
95Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdgeRow 94 - Cell 2
96Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN - QhubekaRow 95 - Cell 2
97Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Cyclingteam De RijkeRow 96 - Cell 2
98Kobus Hereijgers (Ned) Cyclingteam De RijkeRow 97 - Cell 2
99Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
101Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - QhubekaRow 100 - Cell 2
102Emanuel Piaskowy (Pol) Activejet TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Jhoan Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdgeRow 102 - Cell 2
104Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 103 - Cell 2
105Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 104 - Cell 2
106Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 105 - Cell 2
107Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Team EuskadiRow 106 - Cell 2
108Haritz Orbe (Spa) Team EuskadiRow 107 - Cell 2
109Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) IAM CyclingRow 108 - Cell 2
110Pawel Brylowski (Pol) Activejet TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team EuropcarRow 110 - Cell 2
112Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural - SegurosRow 111 - Cell 2
113Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 112 - Cell 2
114Adrien Petit (Fra) CofidisRow 113 - Cell 2
115Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Cyclingteam De RijkeRow 114 - Cell 2
116Carlos Barbero (Spa) Team EuskadiRow 115 - Cell 2
117Benat Txoperena (Spa) Team EuskadiRow 116 - Cell 2
118Jon Larrinaga (Spa) Team EuskadiRow 117 - Cell 2
119Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 118 - Cell 2
120Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-MeridaRow 119 - Cell 2
121John Gadret (Fra) Movistar TeamRow 120 - Cell 2
122Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 121 - Cell 2
123Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team SkyRow 122 - Cell 2
124Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - QhubekaRow 123 - Cell 2
125Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team SkyRow 124 - Cell 2
126Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Team SkyRow 125 - Cell 2
127Pablo Torres (Spa) Burgos-BHRow 126 - Cell 2
128Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin SharpRow 127 - Cell 2
129Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 128 - Cell 2
130Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 129 - Cell 2
131Mario Gonzalez (Spa) Activejet TeamRow 130 - Cell 2
132David Muntaner (Spa) Activejet TeamRow 131 - Cell 2
133Dario Hernandez (Spa) Burgos-BH0:17:58
134Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis0:22:01
135Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) CofidisRow 134 - Cell 2
136Nicolas Lefrancois (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk0:23:11
137Ike Groen (Ned) Cyclingteam De RijkeRow 136 - Cell 2
138Robert Retschke (Ger) Team KuotaRow 137 - Cell 2
139Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo NordiskRow 138 - Cell 2
140Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos-BHRow 139 - Cell 2
141Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Cyclingteam De RijkeRow 140 - Cell 2
142Tomasz Mickiewicz (Pol) Activejet TeamRow 141 - Cell 2
143Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 142 - Cell 2
144Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - QhubekaRow 143 - Cell 2
145Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo NordiskRow 144 - Cell 2
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Ollde Can Costa (Cat. 2), km. 8.1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team10pts
2Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida7Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol5Row 2 - Cell 3
4Dario Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Pablo Torres (Spa) Burgos BH1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Coll Den Claret (Cat. 3), km. 14.2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6pts
2Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Coll Des Tords (Cat. 3), km. 68.1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team6pts
2Javier Megias (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos BH2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Coll De Soller (Cat. 2), km. 109.4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos BH10pts
2Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team7Row 1 - Cell 3
3Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA5Row 2 - Cell 3
4Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Javier Megias (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Coll De Puig Major (Cat. 1), km. 133.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Javier Megias (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk16pts
2Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos BH10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky4Row 5 - Cell 3
7Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3Row 6 - Cell 3
8Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha2Row 7 - Cell 3
9Chris Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida1Row 8 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Establiments, km 84,90
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3pts
2Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos BH2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Bunyola, km 100,30
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3pts
2Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos BH1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Special sprint 1 - Calvia, km 60,80
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha3pts
2Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Special sprint 2 - Soller, km 117,90
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha3pts
2Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Bel12:00:27
2Astana Pro Team0:00:27
3Team Sky0:00:31
4Caja Rural - Seguros RGARow 3 - Cell 2
5Lampre-Merida0:00:35
6Team KatushaRow 5 - Cell 2
7Garmin SharpRow 6 - Cell 2
8Movistar Team0:05:28
9Team Netapp - Endura0:07:39
10Lotto Belisol0:09:15
11Burgos-BH0:10:16
12IAM Cycling0:10:20
13Orica Greenedge0:15:47
14Cofidis0:24:08
15Team Europcar0:25:32
16Team Novo Nordisk0:29:55
17Team Euskadi0:30:10
18MTN - Qhubeka0:34:17
19Activejet Team0:44:40
20Cyclingteam De Rijke0:52:09

 

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