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TV

There’s no live TV for this season-opener, with highlights instead being aired every night on Eurosport (20-25′ per race).

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Timetable

All races will end around 4-4.30pm CET, except for the final trophy on Sunday 30th, which is scheduled to finish around 2pm.

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Social Media

The race’s official Twitter account is @ChallengeMca.

Stages

Analysis

01
Trofeo Calvià (154.7km)
26 January
  1. 01 Brandon McNulty UAE Team Emirates 3h57'37"
  2. 02 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates +1'17"
  3. 03 Vincenzo Albanese EOLO-Kometa "
  4. 06 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team "
  5. 25 Einer Rubio Movistar Team +2'55"
  6. 28 Gregor Mühlberger Movistar Team "
  7. 29 Matteo Jorgenson Movistar Team +2'59"
  8. 46 Oier Lazkano Movistar Team +9'06"
  9. 103 Will Barta Movistar Team +12'10"
  10. 112 Iván García Cortina Movistar Team "
02
Trofeo Port d'Alcúdia (173.2km)
27 January
  1. 01 Biniam Ghirmay Intermarché-Wanty Gobert 3h50'48"
  2. 02 Ryan Gibbons UAE Team Emirates "
  3. 03 Giacomo Nizzolo Israel – Premier Tech "
  4. 04 Iván García Cortina Movistar Team "
  5. 15 Albert Torres Movistar Team "
  6. 24 Lluís Mas Movistar Team "
  7. 44 Juri Hollmann Movistar Team "
  8. 49 Oier Lazkano Movistar Team +9"
  9. 59 Iván Sosa Movistar Team "
  10. 61 Will Barta Movistar Team "
03
Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana (158.9km)
28 January
  1. 01 Tim Wellens Lotto Soudal 4h12'32"
  2. 02 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team "
  3. 03 Simon Clarke Israel – Premier Tech "
  4. 07 Enric Mas Movistar Team +14"
  5. 20 Matteo Jorgenson Movistar Team +1'55"
  6. 39 Iván Sosa Movistar Team +2'49"
  7. 44 Gregor Mühlberger Movistar Team +7'35"
  8. 82 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar Team +11'53"
  9. 90 Albert Torres Movistar Team +14'17"
04
Trofeo Pollença - Port d'Andratx (170.1km)
29 January
  1. 01 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team 4h14'50"
  2. 02 Brandon McNulty UAE Team Emirates "
  3. 03 Alexander Vlasov Bora-Hansgrohe +3"
  4. 11 Iván Sosa Movistar Team +29"
  5. 12 Enric Mas Movistar Team +32"
  6. 17 Einer Rubio Movistar Team +39"
  7. 66 Lluís Mas Movistar Team +11'20"
  8. 129 Matteo Jorgenson Movistar Team +18'49"
  9. —  Gonzalo Serrano Movistar Team DNF
05
Trofeo Playa de Palma - Palma (169.1km)
30 January
  1. 01 Arnaud de Lie Lotto Soudal 3h54'23"
  2. 02 Sebastián Molano UAE Team Emirates "
  3. 03 Sasha Weemaes Sport Vlaanderen "
  4. 15 Iván García Cortina Movistar Team "
  5. 41 Lluís Mas Movistar Team +12"
  6. 48 Juri Hollmann Movistar Team "
  7. 67 Albert Torres Movistar Team "
  8. 68 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar Team "
  9. 84 Will Barta Movistar Team +23"
  10. —  Oier Lazkano Movistar Team DNF

Analysis

Just like it happened last year, the Movistar Team will be opening their road season at the Mallorca Challenge, which will feature an extra day of competition in 2022, up to five, that takes it to the heights it held earlier this century. It’s thus an extra chance for some of the greats in the peloton to battle against each other in this series of UCI 1.1 races in Spain.

Even if the clearest chance for a bunch sprint will be the final day (Sunday 30th), with the traditional finish at Palma’s coastline, a group finish is not to be ruled out in Palmanova on day one (Wednesday 26th), with five little climbs followed by some minor ups and downs heading into the finish.

The three other stages are quite more suited to both climbers and classics riders. Day two, around Port d’Alcúdia (Thursday 27th), features the climbs of Sa Batalla (Cat-2) and Femenia (Cat-4) with about 30km to go. Friday 28th, the peloton will take on the famous Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana, with four categorized ascents and the Puig Major (Cat-1) with 33km to go. And Saturday 29th, the riders will be back to the hilltop finish of Port d’Andratx, after five other rated climbs and several little lumps on the way to the finish.

** It’s important to remind our readers that only seven riders can take part in each trophy, with lineups changing almost every day. Our website and social media will feature info every day on the following trophy’s Blue roster.