International Report: Win number Two for Andy Fenn

Neo pro, Quickstep’s Andy Fenn, has won his second pro race of a young career in a bunch kick on stage 2 of Challenge Majorca.

Related Link (Andy’s first win): Andy Fenn wins stage 1 in Majorca.

Racing continued on Monday in Majorca with a 171 kilometre/106 mile road stage from Llucmajor to Campos. After yesterday’s snowfall, the weather was better today with only 10 kilometres of rain and hail! “In the end there were three or four bad crashes,” said team director Kim Andersen for Radioshack-Nissan-Trek. “But they were at the back of the peloton and all nine of our riders were in the front.”

In a lumpy stage, a break with Endura Racing’s Alexander Wetterhall along with Jetse Bol (Rabobank), David Veilleux (Europcar) and Guillermo Luis Mas Bonet, built up a maximum lead of 7’30” before Team Sky and Quickstep worked to bring this back together for a bunch kick and the break was caught with 25km to go.

Quickstep then worked hard for their young sprinter from Hertfordshire who rode for AnPost Dolan Bikes in 2011 and in the final sprint for the line, Fenn bested  Alexander Porsev (Team Katusha). Matteo Pelucchi (Europcar) was third ahead of Cardoso with Sky’s Boasson Hagen in 5th place. Fenn said later on Twitter … “a big thank you to all the guys again. Such a great team today! Tomorrow a rest”.

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After the stage, the former Academy rider explained more by saying “Today, the race was very difficult. There was a lot of wind and we also raced for a few kilometres in the rain. When the group broke up into three parts at about 40 kilometres  from the finish, I got caught off guard in the second group.”

“I was lucky I found a great Kevin De Weert who helped me catch up to the leaders. Kevin put in a great effort and I thank him. Without him today, I never would have made it. But I want to thank the entire squad. In the final, everyone did what they had to do. It’s a team victory, as was yesterday’s, too. The group here is fantastic and it feels like I’ve always been riding with this team.”

It wasn’t all good luck for the team though as Tony Martin , making his season debut in Mallorca, fell at about 40 kilometres from the arrival, fortunately without consequences. “Due to the fall I broke a pedal and had to change the bike” Martin said. “At that point, all I thought about was crossing the finish line. Fortunately,in the fall I didn’t suffer any serious consequences.” Tomorrow the TT World Champion will be at the starting line for the third test in the Challenge Mallorca.

Meanwhile, Alexander Wetterhall, Endura Racing, explained on the team’s website “I attacked just after a few km in the 171km long race and got away with David and Jetse. We rode strongly together and shared the work, sprinted at the primes along the road and I got second in the most of them exept for the first KOM that I won. We got caught though with 25km to go so at least a good 130km up the road and that gave me the win of Most Agressive Rider, Mountains and Combined Classification. Well worth the 3 hours in the break! And everything came down to a crazy and superfast sprint, Blain best at 15th and I rolled in with the bunch. Great to step up on the podium, wish I did that more often… But that is to come!”

Meanwhile, Radioshack’s Kim Anderson explained more about the finish saying, “the final wasn’t as hard as we’d expected it to be,” continued Radioshack’s Andersen, “so we knew this wasn’t a sprint for us. Bennati was well positioned but it was quite dangerous in the end, especially with a downhill finish.” Tomorrow’s stage moves more to the middle of beautiful Mallorca where the peloton will tackle the interior island mountains for stages 3 and four.

Picture of Andy Fenn’s first win – Andy Fenn’s first pro win! Photo Credit:  hr/PhotoSport International uk usa asia

Photo of Andy’s second win here …


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