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3 Mar 2019

Great Success for LCT Euro Cup Debut

The first four rounds of the season on the Balearic island of Mallorca were very successful. The Playa de Palma Ciclista Mallorca gave out some great racing from some of the world’s top riders.

It was fantastic to see Alejandro Valverde debut his World Champion jersey at the events. Each race gave had a different winner and a different kind of finish, from the tough mountain top at Puig de Sant Salvador to the big bunch sprint, in front of a huge crowd, on the seafront in Palma.

The series now moves the Netherlands for the Volta Limburg Classic on 6th April where a tough competition is expected on an upgraded route. 19 different "Helligen"are tackled, some more than once including the 9.5% gradient Gulperberg which is climbed four times!

After The Netherlands the series is off to the U.K. to ride "Britain's Belgian Classic" the Rutland - Melton International CiCLE Classic on the 28th April and then to the Chestnut Homes Lincoln Grand Prix, one of Britain's oldest races, on 12th May.

Playa de Palma Winners

Race 1 - Jesús Herrada (Cofidis)
Race 2 - Emanuel Buchman (Bora Hangrohe)
Race 3 - Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)
Race 4 - Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin)

All the series points have been calculated and the standings are: