Mallorca Challenge - Trofeo Santanyi-Ses Salines-Campos: A Good Start for Italian Cycling

Elia Viviani has told me in Mallorca that a new generation of Italian high level riders is ready and racing. He's part of it. But he isn't alone. Matteo Pelucchi took a superb victory yesterday, Viviani sprinted to second, not happy but no doubt great. They put their wheels in front of guys like Bouhanni, Van Poppel, Greipel, Coquard... I mean, it's a small race but names are quite big there.
Ben Swift was 7th, a very good result for him who worked for Viviani in that terrific train.
I'm glad to see Danny Van Poppel in the top 5. Trek Factory Racing did a good job, fighting in front with the best teams and DS Adriano Baffi is right to be proud.
Unfortunately a crash involved some riders and Qhubeka Andy Stauff went to the hospital with a fractured collabone: NOT the best way to start the season.

IAM DS Rubens Bertogliati:
"Everyone had to work for Matteo. And we saw the results; I think the instructions were followed to perfection.  The race took place on a circuit that was covered three times.  In the final round, there were gaps in the pack and I think that helped us to position Matteo. It is ‘easier’ to fight for the win when there are 100 riders instead of 180. Then the team did a great job to get Matteo in the best possible position just before the bend 500 meters from the line.”

Matteo Pelucchi:
“The other teams tried to break the pack up but we were vigilant and were always well placed in the front. I really must thank the team because they had complete confidence in me.  Today is a victory for the whole team, not only a victory for me."

Elia Viviani: 
“The team made a perfect lead-out. I’m sorry for everyone I couldn’t finish it off. Pelucchi came from behind and he started the sprint just before me. Once he had jumped I just didn’t have the speed to pull him back before the line.
We’re happy because it was the first lead-out we’ve done together. We had a good feeling with Andy Fenn and Bernie (Eisel), and before that with Danny Pate, (Ian) Boswell and Xabi (Zandio). Now we’re already thinking about Sunday. We’ll take the positives from what we did today and I think next week in Dubai, if we have this feeling now after one race, we can improve and make the best lead-out in the group. I’m looking forward to it.”

Team Qhubeka Doctor Jarrad van Zuydam:
“I can confirm that x-rays have revealed Andy to have sustained a fracture to his right clavicle in the crash today. He will be flying back to Cologne tomorrow morning where he will undergo surgery to fix the fracture. He has no other serious injuries.”

1 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling 4:17:55  
2 Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky   
3 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
4 Nacer Bounhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
5 Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
6 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Team Roompot  
7 Ben Swift (Gbr) Team Sky  
8 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
9 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
10 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
11 Lukas Jaun (Swi) Roth Skoda  
12 Dylan Page (Swi) Roth Skoda  
13 Pawel Franczak (Pol) Activejet Team  
14 Dylan Vanbaarie (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
15 Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
16 Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
17 Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
18 Jesus Ezquerra (Spa) Activejet Team  
19 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka  
20 Jesper Asselman (Ned) Team Roompot  
21 José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
22 Russell Downing (Gbr) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
23 Mads Pedersen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
24 Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credit  
25 Michael Bresciani (Ita) Roth Skoda  
26 Henrik S. Haugen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
27 Eduard Prades Reverte (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
28 Jon Ander Insausti (Spa) Murias Taldea  
29 Egoitz Garcia (Spa) Murias Taldea  
30 Theo Bos (Ned) MTN - Qhubeka  
31 Eneko Lizarralde (Spa) Murias Taldea  
32 Mattew Gibson (Gbr) Great Britain  
33 Luis Mas (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
34 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
35 Francisco Venstoso (Spa) Movistar Team  
36 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
37 Viktor Manakov (Rus) Russia  
38 Stefen Sumacher (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
39 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:06  
40 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
41 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
42 Oliver Wood (Gbr) Great Britain  
43 Sebastian Mascaro (Spa) Burgos Bh  
44 Andrew Tennant (Gbr) Great Britain  
45 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling  
46 Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling  
47 Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
48 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing  
49 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
50 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18 0:00:12  
51 Andrew Fenn (Gbr) Team Sky 0:00:13  
52 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Bora-Argon 18 0:00:14  
53 Aritz Bagues (Spa) Murias Taldea 0:00:16  
54 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
55 Pawel Bernas (Pol) Activejet Team  
56 Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) Activejet Team  
57 Kamil Gradek (Pol) Activejet Team  
58 Mario Gonzalez (Spa) Activejet Team  
59 Ralf Marzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
60 Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
61 Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
62 Ahistrand Jonas (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
63 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar  
64 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
65 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
66 Reinier Honig (Ned) Team Roompot  
67 Tristan Marguet (Swi) Roth Skoda  
68 Sjoerd Van Ginneken (Ned) Team Roompot  
69 Jay Thomson (RSa) MTN - Qhubeka  
70 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:24  
71 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
72 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
73 Shane Archbold (NZL) Bora-Argon 18  
74 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
75 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
76 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSa) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:27  
77 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:29  
78 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky 0:00:33  
79 Steve Chainel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
80 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:39  
81 Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling 0:00:43  
82 Huub Duyn (Ned) Team Roompot 0:00:50  
83 Marc De Maar (Ned) Team Roompot (Ned) Team Roompot  
84 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
85 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
86 Jonathan Dibben (Gbr) Great Britain 0:00:53  
87 Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:55  
88 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
89 Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:57  
90 Damien Garcia (Fra) Team Froy Oslo 0:01:00  
91 Scott Thwaites (Gbr) Bora-Argon 18 0:01:17  
92 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky 0:01:30  
93 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
94 Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Team Roompot  
95 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
96 Bart De Clerq (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
97 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
98 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
99 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing 0:02:06  
100 Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
101 Julien Morice (Fra) Team Europcar 0:02:09  
102 Martin Mortensen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling 0:02:37  
103 Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
104 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
105 Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:03:14  
106 Berden De Vries (Ned) Team Roompot  
107 Alex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling 0:03:24  
108 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
109 Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:03:31  
110 Juan Carlos Riutort (Spa) Burgos Bh  
111 Asier Maeztu (Spa) Spain  
112 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
113 Gianluca Ocanha (Swi) Roth Skoda  
114 Konrad Dobkowski (Pol) Activejet Team  
115 Oddli Anders (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
116 Henrik Evensen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
117 Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka  
118 Mickiewicz Tomasz (Pol) Activejet Team  
119 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
120 Grega Bole (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
121 Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
122 Matej Mohoric (Slo) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
123 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
124 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team  
125 Julio A. Amores (Spa) Spain  
126 Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
127 Kirill Pozdnykov (Rus) Russia  
128 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
129 Artur Ershov (Rus) Russia  
130 Christopher Latham (Gbr) Great Britain  
131 Thomas Degand (Bel) IAM Cycling  
132 Owain Doull (Gbr) Great Britain  
133 Edward Clancy (Gbr) Great Britain  
134 Vicente Pastor (Spa) Spain  
135 Mark Christian (Gbr) Great Britain  
136 Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos Bh  
137 Eloy Teruel (Spa) Spain  
138 Imanol Estevez (Spa) Murias Taldea  
139 Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
140 Heiner Parra (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
141 Victor Martin (Spa) Burgos Bh  
142 Illart Zuazubiskar (Spa) Spain  
143 Alexander Serov (Rus) Russia  
144 Alexei Kurbatov (Rus) Russia  
145 Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling  
146 David Belda (Spa) Burgos Bh  
147 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
148 Alvaro Robredo (Spa) Burgos Bh  
149 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
150 Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
151 Hugh Carthy (Gbr) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
152 Dario Hernandez (Spa) Burgos Bh  
153 Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
154 Alexander Eutushenko (Rus) Russia  
155 Sebastian Mora (Spa) Spain  
156 Beñat Txoperena (Spa) Murias Taldea  
157 Marcos Jurado (Spa) Spain  
158 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Murias Taldea  
159 Albert Torres (Spa) Spain  
160 Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar 0:05:22  
161 Thomas Boudat (Fra) Team Europcar  
162 Silvan Dieterich (Swi) Roth Skoda 0:06:53  
163 Anders Norderhus (Nor) Team Froy Oslo 0:06:54  
164 Ricardo T. Creel (USA) Roth Skoda  
165 Halvor Tandrevold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
166 Unai Intziarte (Spa) Murias Taldea  
167 Evgeny Kovalev (Rus) Russia  
168 Nikolai Tedre (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
169 Alessio Bottura (Ita) Roth Skoda

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