Playa de Palma Challenge - Ciclista Mallorca - 4 races
Mallorca, Spain

31.01.2019

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:

  • Trofeo Campos-Ses Salines - A rolling stage, 179km.
  • Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana – A tough climbing day, three category 3 and three category 2 climbs, 140 km.
  • Trofeo Lloseta - Andratx –– Another rolling stage, 175km.
  • Trofeo Playa de Palma – Reasonably flat with a late category 3 climb and flat out sprint to finish. 159km.

Top 10 cyclists

WELLENS Tim
105
BUCHMANN Emanuel
85
HERRADA Jesús
78
VELVERDE Alejandro
66
MARTIN Guillaume
63
MOLLEMA Bauke
60
KITTEL Marcel
50
HIGUITA Sergio
46
DUPONT Timothy
35
KONRAD Patrick
31

Race History

First edition:
1992
Editions:
27 (as of 2018)

First Winner

Javier Murguialday (ESP)

Most Wins

Francesco Cabello (SPA) - 3

Most Recent Winners 2018:

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)

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