Gianni Meersman Victorious On Final Day in Mallorca

MADRID, Feb 12, 2014 - Belgian Gianni Meersman claimed the Alcudia Trophy on the final day of the Mallorca challenge on Wednesday. The Omega Pharma-Quick-Step rider pipped Spaniard Jose Francisco Ventoso and Britain's Ben Swift in a sprint to the line to win the 162km ride from Muro to Alcudia in a time of three hours 50min 07secs. It was a second consecutive day that the Belgian … [Read more...]

Italian Sasha Modolo Wins Palma Trophy

MADRID, Feb 09, 2014 (AFP) - Lampre-Merida's Italian rider Sacha Modolo claimed victory in the Palma Trophy on the first day of the four-stage series of races in the Mallorca challenge event on Sunday. After 10 laps of a 11.6km route around the Island's capital, Modolo was followed home by Belgian Jens Debusschere (Lotto Belisol) and Holland's Dylan Groenewegen (De Rijke) in second and … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Withdraws From Mallorca Challenge

MADRID, Feb 6, 2013 (AFP) - Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins pulled out of the final stage of the Mallorca Challenge on Wednesday with over 100 kilometres of the race remaining. There was an even more agonising withdrawal for Wiggins´ Team Sky teammate Ben Swift who was taken to hospital after crashing on the final descent of the 170km stage from Can Picafort to Playa del Muro. … [Read more...]

Cyril Lemoine Crashes Hard In Mallorca Challenge

French rider PARIS, Feb 7, 2012 (AFP) - French rider Cyril Lemoine was rushed to hospital after a bad fall during the Mallorca Challenge cycling race in Spain, his Saur-Sojasun team confirmed on Tuesday. The Breton outfit said "the news is reassuring" after Lemoine underwent emergency surgery overnight Monday, after breaking two ribs and bruising his lungs and kidney. Lemoine … [Read more...]

André Greipel First On Mallorca

The 158,5 kilometer long fifth and last race in the race series, Challenge Ciclista a Mallorca became an exciting chase where Team Saxo Bank's German veteran, Jens Voigt was in the breakaway. He broke clear of the main pack after 60 kilometers of racing and kept the lead with his companions until 40 kilometers to go as the peloton started climbing Coll de Claret. Here, Team Saxo Bank's young … [Read more...]

Linus Gerdemann Wins His First Race of 2010

MILRAM captain crowns outstanding team performance by winning Queen Stage of the Mallorca Challenge Dortmund, 9. February 2010. Linus Gerdemann brought in Team MILRAM's first win of the 2010 season in his very first race. The captain of the German ProTour team won the challenging stage of the Mallorca Challenge (February 7-11 / UCI 1.1) after 157 kilometers with start and finish in Inca. The … [Read more...]

Season Opener For Gerdemann & Co. On Mallorca

MILRAM selection starts the 2010 cycling season on the Mediterranean island Dortmund, 3 February 2010. Led by captain Linus Gerdemann, a squad from Team MILRAM will open the 2010 season at the Mallorca Challenge (February 7-11). The German ProTour team's line-up on the Mediterranean island will be strengthened by the MILRAM riders who put in such a strong performance already at the Tour Down … [Read more...]