Mallorca 2: Illes Balears does the double

Monday, February 12, 2007 12.00am
The second stage of the Mallorca Challenge was another bunch sprint, with Illes Balears taking a 1-2
PIC BY VUELTAMALLORCA.COM Local team Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne scored a 1-2 result in the second leg of the Mallorca Challenge, the Trofeo Alcudia. Vicente Reynes sprinted to victory at the end of the 160 km stage, with his teammate Jose Joaquin Rojas holding off Discovery Channel's Tomas Vaitkus for second. Rojas also took over the leadership of the five day race, although he has the same time as Reynes and another 51 riders. Tomorrow's third stage is between Pollena and Mirador Des Colomer over 161.4 km. It's not one for the sprinters, as it features the Cat. 1 Coll de Puig Major (880m) with under 50 km to go, although there is a chance that the bunch could regroup on the descent. Trofeo Alcudia results 1 Vicente Reynes (Spa, Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne) 3:52:28 2 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa, Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne) 3 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu, Discovery Channel) 4 Marcel Sieberg (Ger, Team Milram) 5 Wouter Weylandt (Bel, Quickstep-Innergetic) 6 Marcus Burghardt (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 7 Gustavo Dominguez (Spa, Karpin-Galicia) 8 Fco. Jose Ventoso (Spa, Saunier Duval-Prodir) 9 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita, Liquigas) 10 Jesus Del Nero (Spa, Saunier Duval-Prodir) General classification after stage 2 1 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa, Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne) 5:49:36 2 Vicente Reynes (Spa, Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne) 3 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu, Discovery Channel) 4 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita, Liquigas) 5 Wouter Weylandt (Bel, Quickstep-Innergetic) 6 Fco. Jose Ventoso (Spa, Saunier Duval-Prodir) 7 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus, Astana) 8 Bernhard Eisel (Aut, T-Mobile Team) 9 Gustavo Dominguez (Spa, Karpin-Galicia) 10 Jesus Del Nero (Spa, Saunier Duval-Prodir) Got a comment? Discuss this in the
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