Trofeo Deià (143 km) – Feb 9, 2011
Rojas Wins the Uphill Sprint!
Jose Rojas out sprinted 3 other riders to win the uphill Tour Deià held in Mallorca. Wednesday’s victory was the third major win for team Movistar and was the first stage sprint win for Rojas since his stage win in Tour de l’Ain back in August 2009. Rojas has been very close finishing in the top 5 in major sprints since his victory and hopes this victory can boost his confidence for the remaining sprint races this year.
1 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 3:18:59
6 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team
47 Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:09
52 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:43
61 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:24
70 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team
73 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team
92 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
142 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team 0:13:13
150 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team 0:14:16
Trofeo Cala Millor-Cala Millor 2011 172.4km
Luis Pasamontes took the overall mountain classification in the second stage of the Tour of Mallorca 2011 by attacking with 2 other riders whom distanced themselves almost 9 minutes ahead of the peleton. Luis was caught with 15 km to the finish line, but claimed 6 mountain points, thus putting the Spanish rider in the overall classification. Movistar Team’s Ventosa and Rojas finished in the top 10 and with stage winner Tyler ferrar for the second straight day.
1 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team 6 pts
2 Steven Cozza (USA) Team Netapp 4
3 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team Radioshack 3
4 Adrian Saez (Spa) Orbea Continental 3
5 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2
Vuelta Andalucia 2011: Feb 22, 2011
Stage 3: Otura – Jaén 175.3km
Francisco Ventosa out-sprinted racing favourites to take stage 3 of the 2011 Vuelta Andalucia. Francisco also claimed the overall points leader and team Movistar jumper up to 3rd overall with today’s victory. Movistar’s José Vicente Garcia was in a breakaway most of the race an took the 3rd mountain points. The 4-man breakaway was caught by the peloton and Ventosa picked a lane and out-sprinted Appollonio, Lobato and Sanchez for the stage victory. This is Ventosa’s 3rd stage win this year already.