News | Team • January 26, 2023
Top-10 for Rui Oliveira in Mallorca
Portuguese rider comes close in Alcudia
Rui Oliveira put in a brave display to take 8th place in a wet sprint from a select group at the Trofeo Port d’Alcúdia (156km) today on day two of the Challenge Mallorca.
The race was split apart on the last climb of Coll Sa Batalla and Coll Femenia that set up the final 28.6km to the flat finish in Alcúdia. Diego Ulissi and Oliveira made the select final group of 30 riders who disputed the finishing sprint, with Oliveira jumping early to take the final bend at -100m first.
The line would prove 100m too far with several riders undertaking Oliveira to pass on the inside bend, with Dutchman Marijn Van Den Bjerg (EF Education Easypost) taking the win.
Tomorrow the Challenge Mallorca continues with the mountainous Trofeo Andratx – Mirador D’es Colomer (160km).
Results Trofeo Port d’Alcúdia
1.Marijn Van Den Berg (EF Education Easypost) 3:37:31
2.Ethan Vernon (Soudal- Quickstep) s.t
3.Binian Girmay (Intermarche-Wanty) s.t
8. Rui Oliveira (UAE Team Emirates) s.t