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Mallorca - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Sondre ENGER (Norway / Team Israel Cycling Academy) - John DEGENKOLB (Germany / Team Trek Segafredo) and Jasper DE BUYST (Belgium / Team Lotto Soudal) pictured during the Trofeo Campos (1.1) a one Day Race from Campos to Ses Salines (177.7KM) - photo Luis GomezCor Vos © 2018

Degenkolb And Bennett – Winners!

PeloPic: Thursday was a busy day in the World of cycling with the first day of the Mallorca Challenge in Spain and the prelude to the Caden Evans Great Ocean Road Race, the Towards Zero Race in Australia. We have video and photo gallery from both races.

Degenkolb wins first day of Challenge Mallorca
John Degenkolb opened his season with a victory, sprinting to the win in the first day of the Challenge Cyclista Mallorca from Campos to Ses Salines.

Trek-Segafredo surrounded Degenkolb with a team of Classics and lead-out specialists for the 178-kilometer race, giving the German sprinter the support he needed for a much-needed win with his last almost a year ago in the Dubai Tour.

Mallorca - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -   pictured during the Trofeo Campos (1.1) a one Day Race from Campos to Ses Salines (177.7KM) - photo Luis GomezCor Vos © 2018
The first race in Mallorca started easily

Mallorca - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - TEAM BORA - HANSGROHE - TEAM LOTTO SOUDAL - Nick VAN DER LIJKE (Netherlands / Team Roompot Nederlandse Loterij)  pictured during the Trofeo Campos (1.1) a one Day Race from Campos to Ses Salines (177.7KM) - photo Luis GomezCor Vos © 2018
Bora-Hansgrohe and Lotto Soudal were in control for most of the race

Mallorca - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Jan Willem VAN SCHIP (Netherlands / Team Roompot Nederlandse Loterij)  pictured during the Trofeo Campos (1.1) a one Day Race from Campos to Ses Salines (177.7KM) - photo Luis GomezCor Vos © 2018
The pace was fast on the Spanish island

Mallorca - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Sondre ENGER (Norway / Team Israel Cycling Academy) - John DEGENKOLB (Germany / Team Trek Segafredo) and Jasper DE BUYST (Belgium / Team Lotto Soudal)  pictured during the Trofeo Campos (1.1) a one Day Race from Campos to Ses Salines (177.7KM) - photo Luis GomezCor Vos © 2018
Degenkolb got the better of Sondre Enger (Israel Cycling Academy) and Jasper De Buyst (Lotto Soudal)

Mallorca - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Sondre ENGER (Norway / Team Israel Cycling Academy) - John DEGENKOLB (Germany / Team Trek Segafredo) and Jasper DE BUYST (Belgium / Team Lotto Soudal)  pictured during the Trofeo Campos (1.1) a one Day Race from Campos to Ses Salines (177.7KM) - photo Luis GomezCor Vos © 2018
Mallorca day 1 podium

Trofeo Campos-Porreres-Felanitx-Ses Salines:

Trofeo Campos-Porreres-Felanitx-Ses Salines Result:
1. John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo in 4:02:18
2. Sondre Enger (Nor) Israel Cycling Academy
3. Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
4. Kenny Dehaes (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic
5. Albert Torres Barcelo (Spa) National team
6. Xavier Cañellas (Spa) National team
7. Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar
8. Erik Baska (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
9. Leonardo Basso (Ita) Sky
10. Aaron Grosser (Ger) Team Sauerland Nrw P B Sk.

Victory for Sam Bennett at Towards Zero Race Melbourne
After the Tour Down Under, Bora-Hansgrohe turned its attention towards the first of two events at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Australia. Today saw the curtain raiser kermesse-style Towards Zero Race Melbourne, a fast-paced circuit race in the state capital. After a breakaway of 7 riders led for most of the day, they were caught in the last lap, with Sam Bennett sprinting to victory.

Melbourne - Australia - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Robert WAGNER (Germany / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the Towards Zero Race for men in Melbourne, at the  Australian Formula 1" Grand Prix track, Albert Park on January 25, 2018, Australia - photo Con Chronis/Cor Vos © 2018
Warm conditions for the Towards Zero Race

Melbourne - Australia - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the Towards Zero Race for men in Melbourne, at the  Australian Formula 1" Grand Prix track, Albert Park on January 25, 2018, Australia - photo Con Chronis/Cor Vos © 2018
Melbourne was the backdrop for the Towards Zero Race

Melbourne - Australia - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the Towards Zero Race for men in Melbourne, at the  Australian Formula 1" Grand Prix track, Albert Park on January 25, 2018, Australia - photo Con Chronis/Cor Vos © 2018
Towards Zero Race in Melbourne on the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix track, Albert Park

Melbourne - Australia - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Sam BENNETT (Ireland / Team Bora - hansgrohe) wins before Elia VIVIANI (Italy / Team Quick - Step Floors) the Towards Zero Race for men in Melbourne, at the  Australian Formula 1" Grand Prix track, Albert Park on January 25, 2018, Australia - photo Con Chronis/Cor Vos © 2018
Bennett beat Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) and Steele von Hoff (Kordamentha Real Estate-Australia)

Melbourne - Australia - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Sam BENNETT (Ireland / Team Bora - hansgrohe) wins the Towards Zero Race for men in Melbourne, at the  Australian Formula 1" Grand Prix track, Albert Park on January 25, 2018, Australia - photo Con Chronis/Cor Vos © 2018
Strong sprint win from Sam Bennett

Towards Zero Race:

Towards Zero Race – Melbourne Result:
1. Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe in 2:29:08
2. Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
3. Steele von Hoff (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate-Australia
4. Nikias Arndt (Ger) Sunweb
5. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
6. Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal
7. Mads Wurtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin
8. Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Sky
9. Robert Wagner (Ger) LottoNL-Jumbo
10. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Sunweb.

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