Wellens claims second race in Challenge Mallorca

Tim Wellens

Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) won Friday’s Serra de Tramuntana Trophy, the second of four Mallorca Challenge races.

Wellens won from breakaway after a 159.9km ride through tricky mountainous terrain from Soller to Deia. The 25-year-old Belgian made up for the disappointment of a second place finish at the same race two years ago.

His teammate Louis Vervaeke placed second ahead of Spaniard Vicente Garcia de Mateos as Lotto-Soudal made it two wins in two days.

Saturday sees racers compete for the Andratx-Mirador d’Es Colomer Trophy over 158.7km with a hill climb finish to Creueta.

Serra de Tramuntana Trophy results:

1 Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)


2 Louis Vervaeke (Lotto Soudal)


3 Vicente García de Mateos (Spain)


4 Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Sky)


5 Andrey Amador (Movistar)


6 Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)


7 David Belda (Burgos-BH)


8 Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)


9 Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)


10 Elmar Reinders (Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij)



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