After three failed attempts since the start of the pandemic, the eleventh edition of the Mallorca 312 gran fondo started Sunday morning at 06:30 as a few drops of rain fell on the 4500 participants, including cycling legends Alberto Contador, Jan Ullrich – winner of the 1997 Tour de France, the three times World Champion Óscar Freire, Joseba Beloki, Pedro Horrillo and Mavi García, the first woman to be honored with honorary bib number 312.
Riders from all across the world were thrilled to finally have the opportunity to ride the beautiful roads of the Mallorca island on routes of 167, 225 and 312 kilometres.
For Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich it was a momentous milestone, the German has battled back from depression and drug addiction, now riding again and enjoying life. He rode the Mallorca 312 kilometre route, his longest bike ride since he last competed in Milan – San Remo in 1997,
Dominic Aigner (DAS GYM TEAM) dominated the Mallorca 312 race, finishing in 9:26:31 with a lead of over 16 minutes on second place Aurelien Hornuss. Nikky Alberts (ULYSSES) was the first women in 10:29:33, defeating Nicolien Luijsterburg by a bike length for the win.
In 7:09:48 Alvaro Lobato won the Mallorca 225 with Karen Schultheiss earning victory in the Women’s category in 8:03:46
The first cyclist to complete the Mallorca 167 was Pere Amengual with a time of 4:52:23 seconds. Elspethkatie Storrar was the first women on the same route, finishing in 6:11:40.
Of the cycling stars in the Mallorca 312, Jan Ullrich finished in 10:59:56 with Jose Beloki and Pedro Horrillo both at 12:39:09. Alberto Contador finished the Mallorca 225 in 7:12:58, while in the Mallorca 167 Mavi Garcia rode a 5:29:38 and Oscar Freire a 6:40:41.
Complete Mallorca 312, 225 and 167 results HERE.
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