Report: Swift 3rd as Lotto continue to win


There was another victory in 2013 for the Lotto Belisol team, this time in Trofeo Palma where Kenny Dehaes beat Tyler Farrar and Britain’s Ben Swift to the top step of the podium

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Traditionally, the first stage in the Mallorca Challenge is one for sprinters, with two laps of a 11.6 km circuit in Palma. A break of three tried hard to stay clear for over 80 kilometres but the peloton remained in control of their lead and over the last four four laps the pace skyrocketed. Lotto Belisol did not get involved in the chase but sat near the front en bloc and in a good position.

Afterwards, Kenny Dehaes explained “We knew that this race would mostly likley end in a mass sprint so the plan was that the team would support me and it was perfect. Following a bend of 180 degrees, the wind over the last two kilometers was head on, so we had to wait quite a long time. Dennis Vanendert guided us perfectly to the corner, but when I touched Vicente Reynes I thought all was lost.”

“800 meters from the finish, I was still pretty far back, but Gaetan Bille did a great effort for me to put me back at the front where I got the wheel of Farrar and could wait. I felt someone on the left go, after which I decided myself to go and fortunately I was able to hold on; the pieces fell together perfectly.”

“It’s been a while since I could win a UCI race. In 2008 I won a stage in the Four Days of Dunkirk and the Tour of Belgium. It is therefore a very great pleasure today to have the flowers”

Team Sky

After the race, Sky’s director sportif Dan Hunt was pleased with the performance his riders had shown, and told us: “We wanted the guys to ride together as a unit today and they did that. There’s 10 of them in action here and the racing was aggressive, nervous and tight due to the blustery conditions. “We pushed Ian [Boswell] and Josh [Edmondson] forward early on but when the break went away with just a few guys in it, it was always going to be easy to manage. They were never given much room and Bradley [Wiggins] helped Movistar bring everything back in the final four laps.

“He won the most aggressive rider prize for that display, and once we’d had the regrouping, Lampre started to control things. We positioned Swifty on their train instead of giving him a dedicated lead-out. That worked well – Danny Pate looked after him brilliantly and Kosta [Siutsou] moved everyone forward at just the right time. “Swifty looked after himself in the finale but just got caught on the wrong side of the wheel when Dehaes went. He was sprinting in pretty good company, though, and did well to pick up a top-three finish.

“We’ll be riding for him again on Monday, and although it’s more undulating than it was today, we’re still expecting it to come down to a bunch sprint.”

1 DEHAES Kenny Lotto Belisol Team 02:39:07
2 FARRAR Tyler Garmin – Sharp
3 SWIFT Ben Sky Procycling
4 PETACCHI Alessandro Lampre – Merida
5 VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco José Movistar Team
6 ROJAS GIL Jose Joaquin Movistar Team
7 PETIT Adrien Cofidis Solutions Crédits
8 MANAKOV Victor Rusvelo
9 HAVIK Yoeri Cyclingteam de Rijke – Shanks
10 ERSHOV Artur Rusvelo
11 TSATEVITCH Alexey Katusha Team
12 GARCíA ETXEGIBEL Egoitz Cofidis Solutions Crédits
13 KRASNOV Leonid Rusvelo
14 VERSCHOOR Martijn Team Novo Nordisk
15 BOS Theo Blanco Pro Cycling Team
16 IPARRAGIRRE Unai Euskadi
17 GROENEWEGEN Dylan Cyclingteam de Rijke – Shanks
18 PERON Andrea Team Novo Nordisk
19 CORDEEL Sander Lotto Belisol Team
20 BARBERO Carlos Euskadi
21 RADOCHLA Steffen Euskaltel – Euskadi
22 CARDOSO Manuel Antonio Leal Caja Rural
23 PETERS Alex Madison Genesis
24 MATTHEWS Michael Orica GreenEDGE
25 SENTJENS Roy Cyclingteam de Rijke – Shanks
26 REYNES MIMO Vicente Lotto Belisol Team
27 MAYKIN Roman Rusvelo
28 GENE Yohann Europcar
29 BESCOND Jérémy Cofidis Solutions Crédits
30 THURAU Bjorn Europcar
31 VERMELTFOORT Coen Cyclingteam de Rijke – Shanks
32 DOWNING Dean Madison Genesis
33 SANZ UNZUE Enrique Movistar Team
34 VELASCO MURILLO Ivan Caja Rural
36 DOMAGALSKI Karol Caja Rural
37 MAS BONET Luis Guillermo Burgos BH – Castilla y Leon
38 OROZ UGALDE Juan Jos̩ Euskaltel РEuskadi
39 HOWARD Leigh Orica GreenEDGE
40 LOZANO RIBA David Team Novo Nordisk
41 DE WEERT Kevin Omega Pharma – Quick-Step
42 MATE MARDONES Luis Angel Cofidis Solutions Crédits
43 ORBE URRUTIA Haritz Euskadi
44 VERMOTE Julien Omega Pharma – Quick-Step
45 VERONA QUINTANILLA Carlos Omega Pharma – Quick-Step
46 ABERASTURI Jon Euskaltel – Euskadi
47 MAASKANT Martijn Garmin – Sharp
48 BERHANE Natnael Europcar
49 TERUEL ROVIRA Eloy Movistar Team
50 ASTARLOZA Mikel Euskaltel – Euskadi
51 ROSSELER Sebastien Garmin – Sharp
52 CAMMAERTS Edwig Cofidis Solutions Crédits
53 FARIA DA COSTA Rui Alberto Movistar Team
54 LABBE Arnaud Cofidis Solutions Crédits
55 LOPEZ GARCIA David Sky Procycling
56 KAIKOV Valery Rusvelo
57 KOVALEV Evgeny Rusvelo
58 TANKINK Bram Blanco Pro Cycling Team
59 VORGANOV Eduard Katusha Team
60 ARAMENDIA LORENTE Javier Francisco Caja Rural
61 DOWSETT Alex Movistar Team
62 VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro Movistar Team
63 VAN EMDEN Jos Blanco Pro Cycling Team
64 LEEZER Tom Blanco Pro Cycling Team
65 WYNANTS Maarten Blanco Pro Cycling Team
66 VERDUGO MARCOTEGUI Gorka Euskaltel – Euskadi
67 FERNANDEZ Ruben Caja Rural
68 MEJIAS LEAL Javier Team Novo Nordisk
69 HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis Sky Procycling
70 BOEV Igor Rusvelo
71 WAGNER Robert Blanco Pro Cycling Team
72 KUZNETSOV Viacheslav Katusha Team
73 HUREL Tony Europcar
74 BERNAUDEAU Giovanni Europcar
75 ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor Euskaltel – Euskadi
76 VANSUMMEREN Johan Garmin – Sharp
77 ERVITI OLLO Imanol Movistar Team
78 DE MESMAEKER Kevin Team Novo Nordisk
79 VAITKUS Tomas Orica GreenEDGE
80 LAMOISSON Morgan Europcar
81 LANDA MEANA Mikel Euskaltel – Euskadi
82 KOLOBNEV Alexandr Katusha Team
83 HENTTALA Joonas Team Novo Nordisk
84 HUNTER Robert Garmin – Sharp
85 SANTAMARIA MUNOZ Oscar Burgos BH – Castilla y Leon
86 VIGANO Davide Lampre – Merida
88 ITURRIA Mikel Euskadi
89 TRUSOV Nikolay Cyclingteam de Rijke – Shanks
90 BILLE Gaetan Lotto Belisol Team
91 KOUWENHOVEN Sjoerd Cyclingteam de Rijke – Shanks
92 PALINI Andrea Lampre – Merida
93 MINGUEZ Miguel Euskaltel – Euskadi
94 TORRES Pablo Burgos BH – Castilla y Leon
95 HOLOHAN Liam Madison Genesis
96 PFINGSTEN Christoph Cyclingteam de Rijke – Shanks
97 SAVITSKIY Ivan Rusvelo
98 WACKERMANN Luca Lampre – Merida
99 POZZATO Filippo Lampre – Merida
100 TXURRUKA Amets Caja Rural
101 FERNANDEZ DE LARREA Koldo Garmin – Sharp
102 GOLAS Michal Omega Pharma – Quick-Step
103 KOVALEV Ivan Alexandrovich Rusvelo
104 SIUTSOU Kanstantsin Sky Procycling
105 PATE Danny Sky Procycling
106 RIUTORT Juan Carlos Burgos BH – Castilla y Leon
107 ZANDIO ECHAIDE Xabier Sky Procycling
108 CUNEGO Damiano Lampre – Merida
109 CALABRIA Fabio Team Novo Nordisk
110 VANMARCKE Sep Blanco Pro Cycling Team
111 DEVENYNS Dries Omega Pharma – Quick-Step
112 CHERNETSKIY Sergey Katusha Team
113 STAMSNIJDER Bas Cyclingteam de Rijke – Shanks
114 SPILAK Simon Katusha Team
115 SULZBERGER Wesley Orica GreenEDGE
116 PLAZA MOLINA Ruben Movistar Team
117 DOCKER Mitchell Orica GreenEDGE
118 BUTTÃ’ Federico Burgos BH – Castilla y Leon 01:03
119 BELKOV Maxim Katusha Team
120 CIMOLAI Davide Lampre – Merida 01:17
121 LANGEVELD Sebastian Orica GreenEDGE 01:29
122 MEIER Christian Orica GreenEDGE
123 ZHURKIN Nikolay Rusvelo
124 BRAMBILLA Gianluca Omega Pharma – Quick-Step
125 FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar Caja Rural
126 JELFS Dominic Madison Genesis
127 SNOOK Chris Madison Genesis
128 VAN ZANDBEEK Ronan Cyclingteam de Rijke – Shanks
129 BAGUES Aritz Euskadi
130 BEKAERT Steve Burgos BH – Castilla y Leon
131 DUENAS NEVADO Moises Burgos BH – Castilla y Leon
132 HERNANDEZ Dario Burgos BH – Castilla y Leon
133 MERINO CORTAZAR Igor Euskadi
134 BIZKARRA Mikel Euskadi
135 SIJMENS Nico Cofidis Solutions Crédits
136 DEL PINO CORROCHANO Jesus Burgos BH – Castilla y Leon
137 QUEMENEUR Perrig Europcar
138 OTTEMA Rick Cyclingteam de Rijke – Shanks
139 CHARTEAU Anthony Europcar
140 NIEMIEC Przemyslaw Lampre – Merida
141 TOWNSHEND Brennan Madison Genesis
142 REZA Kevin Europcar
143 VANDEWALLE Kristof Omega Pharma – Quick-Step
144 TROFIMOV Yuri Katusha Team
145 NUYENS Nick Garmin – Sharp
146 WEENING Pieter Orica GreenEDGE
147 TUFT Svein Orica GreenEDGE
148 O’GRADY Stuart Orica GreenEDGE
149 IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka Euskaltel – Euskadi
150 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquim Katusha Team
151 MANUEL GARATE Juan Blanco Pro Cycling Team
152 KLIER Andreas Garmin – Sharp
153 WEGMANN Fabian Garmin – Sharp
154 GESINK Robert Blanco Pro Cycling Team
155 GOOS Marc Blanco Pro Cycling Team
156 BOSWELL Ian Sky Procycling
157 FAIRLY Caleb Garmin – Sharp
158 GóMEZ Yelko Caja Rural
159 EDMONDSON Joshua Sky Procycling
160 VANENDERT Dennis Lotto Belisol Team
161 WIGGINS Bradley Sky Procycling
162 VANENDERT Jelle Lotto Belisol Team
163 TIERNAN-LOCKE Jonathan Sky Procycling 01:35
164 BIBBY Ian Madison Genesis
165 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen Lotto Belisol Team
166 MEERSMAN Gianni Omega Pharma – Quick-Step
167 MALORI Adriano Lampre – Merida 02:30
168 BONO Matteo Lampre – Merida
169 PIEDRA PEREZ Antonio Caja Rural
170 LASTRAS GARCIA Pablo Movistar Team 03:25
171 KRITSKIY Timofey Katusha Team 03:53
172 BAYLISS Sebastian Madison Genesis
173 ARISTI Mikel Euskadi 04:06
174 RAEYMAEKERS Thomas Team Novo Nordisk
175 MORENO ALLUE Francisco Javier Caja Rural
??? PULLAR Jack Madison Genesis

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