The Playa de Palma Challenge - Ciclista Mallorca is a series of four professional one day road races held on Mallorca in late January or early February.
The event is used as an early season preparatory event by many of the top teams in readiness for the bigger races later in the season. The four races are ranked 1.1 on the UCI Europe Tour.
The race was first held in 1992 and for the first three years was just open to Spanish teams, however in 1995 foreign squads were invited for the first time with teams such as Telekom and TVM attending. In 1998 Léon van Bon of the Dutch Rabobank squad became the first overall winner riding for a non-Spanish team.
Although the race styles itself as the "Tour of Majorca" it has never been allowed to be classed as a multi-day stage race by the sport’s governing body the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) because the race rules allow riders not to participate on certain days if they don’t want to. However, there is an unofficial overall classification winner taken on total time over the four days.
The Col d’Honor (550 meters), Coll de Sa Battala (576 meters) and the Col de Puig Major (850 metres) are amongst the larger climbs the peloton will go over during the four days.
The four races are:
Javier Murguialday (ESP)
Francesco Cabello (SPA) - 3
Trofeo Porreres-Felanitx-Ses Salines-Campos - John Degenkolb (GER)
Trofeo Andratx – Mirador d'Es Colomer - Toms Skujiņš (LAT)
Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana – Tim Wellens (BEL)
Trofeo Playa de Palma - John Degenkolb (GER)