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Challenge Ciclista a Mallorca, Spain, 1.1

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February 7-11 2010

February 8, Race 2 - Trofeo Cala Millor: 172.4km

Freire claims first season win in Mallorca

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Cycling News
Published:
February 8, 15:26,
Updated:
February 8, 23:13

Greipel, Cardoso no match for Spaniard

Óscar Freire (Rabobank) celebrates his win in the Trofeo Cala Millor.

Óscar Freire (Rabobank) celebrates his win in the Trofeo Cala Millor.

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Óscar Freire (Rabobank) earned his first win of 2010 today at the Trofeo Cala Millor, the second stage of the Challenge Mallorca. The three-time world champion bested André Greipel (HTC-Columbia) and Manuel Cardoso (Footon-Servetto) in the field sprint concluding the 172.4km stage.

"To win the second race of the season is a nice feeling, but we must not exaggerate," said Freire. "I'm not much better than last year around this time. What is very nice is the feeling within the team. The lead-outs by Tom Leezer were excellent today and Sunday. Today was so smooth nothing could go wrong."

Unlike the first day of racing where breakaway attempts were never given much freedom, a five-man break went clear early in the Trofeo Cala Millor and built up a lead of more than six minutes. Luis Mas (Burgos Monumental), David Deroo (Skil-Shimano) and Ronan Van Zandbeek (Van Vliet EBH Elshof) went clear of the peloton after eight kilometres of racing followed six kilometres later by Manuel Ortega (Andalucia-Cajasur) and Andoni Blazquez (Orbea).

When the two chasers caught the leading trio at kilometre 23 to form a five-man breakaway their advantage stood at 4:37 over the peloton. Only four kilometres later their lead ballooned out to 6:37, which would be their largest gap to the peloton.

At kilometre 59 the quintet's lead fell to 4:40, but soon grew back to 5:38 after 86 kilometres were completed.

The teams of the sprinters began to get organized at the front of the peloton and steadily reduced the break's lead. With 72 kilometres remaining their lead fell to 3:40 and with 35 kilometres to the finish the quintet's advantage stood at 1:27.

With 30 kilometres to the finish Ronan Van Zandbeek attacked his breakaway companions and built a 15-second lead. The remaining four escapees were swept up by the peloton with 21 kilometres remaining in the stage and Van Zandbeek, too, was absorbed by the field 15 kilometres from the finish.

The pace at the front of the peloton remained high, splitting the field six kilometres from the finish. In the dash to the line an on-form Óscar Freire (Rabobank), third on the opening stage, proved too fast for the rest of the sprinters taking out his first win of 2010.

Full Results
1 Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 4:14:21  
2 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
3 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto    
4 Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram    
5 Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
6 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
7 José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
8 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
9 Kevyn Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
10 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
11 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step    
12 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
13 Adam Blyth (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
14 David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto    
15 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step    
16 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha    
17 Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp    
18 Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Orbea    
19 Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram    
20 Jonas Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
21 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
22 Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon    
23 Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon    
24 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
25 Remco Tebrake (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof    
26 José Fco Pacheco (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
27 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step    
28 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
29 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank    
30 Jose A. Carrasco (Spa) Spanish National Team    
31 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha    
32 Jorge Martín Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia - Cajasur    
33 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
34 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
35 Bas Krauwel (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof    
36 Stefan Vreugdenhil (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof    
37 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
38 David Gutiérrez P (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
39 Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof    
40 Pascual Orengo López (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon    
41 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
42 Carlos Castaño (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
43 Vidal Celis (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
44 Unai Elorriaga (Spa) Spanish National Team    
45 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
46 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
47 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram    
48 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
49 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
50 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step    
51 Pablo Aitor Bernal (Spa) Spanish National Team    
52 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha    
53 Christoph Pfingsten (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof    
54 Jon Izagirre (Spa) Orbea    
55 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
56 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto    
57 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp    
58 Mikel Landa (Spa) Orbea    
59 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
60 Bartt Van Haaren (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof    
61 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp    
62 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step    
63 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
64 Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
65 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
66 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
67 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
68 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram    
69 Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
70 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
71 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
72 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
73 Eloy Teruel (Spa) Spanish National Team    
74 Jakub Danacik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author    
75 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step    
76 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
77 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
78 Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
79 Andrés Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
80 Iván Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
81 Rodrigo García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
82 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
83 Glenn D'hollander (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
84 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
85 David Gutiérrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
86 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
87 Juan José Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
88 Jose A G. Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
89 Tom Stansnisder (Ned) Rabobank    
90 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
91 Marc Reynes (Spa) PSK Whirlpool - Author    
92 Raúl Santamarta (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon    
93 Beñat Urain (Spa) Orbea    
94 Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
95 Jose Antonio De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
96 Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
97 Carlos Torrent Tarres (Spa) Spanish National Team    
98 Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
99 Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof    
100 Delio Fernández (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
101 Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author    
102 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram    
103 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
104 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
105 Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
106 Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
107 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
108 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
109 Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof    
110 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
111 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha    
112 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp    
113 Antonio Cabello (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
114 Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano    
115 Vladimir Isaychev (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
116 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank    
117 Martin Mares (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author    
118 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
119 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha    
120 Martin Hebik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author    
121 Alan Pérez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
122 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step    
123 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp    
124 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
125 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
126 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
127 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne    
128 Fco David Delgado (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon    
129 José Vicente García Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
130 Duyn Huub (Ned) Team Netapp    
131 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
132 Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author    
133 Vojtech Dlouhy (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author    
134 Sander Oostlander (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof    
135 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
136 Adrián Saez (Spa) Orbea    
137 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank    
138 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:22  
139 Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
140 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
141 Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
142 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
143 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha 0:00:30  
144 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:34  
145 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:36  
146 Xabier Zabalo (Spa) Orbea 0:00:56  
147 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:51  
148 Andoni Lafuente (Spa) Spanish National Team 0:02:02  
149 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia 0:02:30  
150 Noel Martin (Spa) Orbea    
151 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Spanish National Team    
152 David Muntaner (Spa) Spanish National Team    
153 Albert Torres (Spa) Spanish National Team    
154 Dimitri Clayes (Bel) Team Netapp    
155 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp    
156 Petr Kaltofen (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author    
157 José Carlos Lara (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon    
158 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram    
159 André Schulze (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author    
160 David López (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
161 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
162 Diego Gallego (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon    
163 Thomas Patricks Faiers (GBr) Footon-Servetto    
164 Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon    
165 Iván Melero (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon    
166 André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
167 Andrés A Antuña (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon    
168 Chris Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
169 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
170 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
171 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
172 Tom Stubbe (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
173 Ibán Leanizbarrutia (Spa) Spanish National Team    
174 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia    
175 Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
176 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
177 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step    
178 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
179 Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano    
180 Jin Long (Chn) Skil - Shimano    
181 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
182 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
183 Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author    
184 Franck Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
185 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
186 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
187 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step    
188 David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
189 Aritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea 0:04:19  
190 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof 0:04:26  
191 Nico Keinath (Ger) Team Netapp 0:05:20  
192 Bastien Delrot (Fra) Team Netapp    
193 Andoni Blazquez (Spa) Orbea 0:06:07  
Combination Competition
1 David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano 12 pts
2 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof 11  
3 Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 10  
4 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 8  
5 Andoni Blazquez (Spa) Orbea 8  
6 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto 7  
7 Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon 7  
8 Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram 6  
9 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur 6  
10 Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
11 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 4  
12 José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 3  
13 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 2  
14 Kevyn Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1  
Sprints
1 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof 6 pts
2 David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano 3  
3 Andoni Blazquez (Spa) Orbea 3  
Sprints Special
1 David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano 5 pts
2 Andoni Blazquez (Spa) Orbea 5  
3 Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon 1  
4 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof 1  
Mountains
1 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur 7 pts
2 Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon 6  
3 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof 3  
4 David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano 1  
5 Andoni Blazquez (Spa) Orbea 1  
Local Rider
1 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha    
Teams
1 Caisse d'Epargne 12:43:03  
2 Quick Step    
3 Footon-Servetto    
4 Team Milram    
5 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
6 Team Katusha    
7 Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon    
8 Skil - Shimano    
9 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
10 Van Vliet Ebh Elshof    
11 Rabobank    
12 Team Saxo Bank    
13 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
14 ESP    
15 Orbea    
16 Team Netapp    
17 Xacobeo Galicia    
18 Team HTC - Columbia    
19 Andalucia - Cajasur    
20 PSK Whirlpool - Author    

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