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André Greipel ends winless drought at Mallorca Challenge
André Greipel (Israel Start-Up Nation) took his first win since January 2019 at the Mallorca Challenge.
The German veteran outkicked Alexander Kristoff (UAE Emirates) and Christophe Noppe (Arkea Samsic) to score his 157th career victory, and his first in ISN colors.
American Joey Rosskopf (Rally) had been active in the break and was the last escapee to be caught as the bunch ripped toward the fast finish.
— ChallengeMallorca (@ChallengeMca) May 16, 2021
Anna van der Breggen wins in Spain
Anna van der Breggen powered to victory Sunday at the GP Eibar, a one-day race ending atop the emblematic Arrate climb.
The SD Worx captain churned away from an elite group on the Cat. 1 summit finale, winning 16 seconds ahead of Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar), with Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) crossing the line third at 42 seconds back.
Women’s racing swing through northern Spain continues Tuesday with the one-day Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria, followed by the Vuelta a Burgos over the weekend.
— LA RUEDA COLOMBIA 🚴🇨🇴🚴 (@LaRuedaColombia) May 16, 2021
Connor Swift wins Tro-Bro Léon
Connor Swift won Tro-Bro Léon over the dirt roads of northern France in a photo finish.
The Arkéa-Samsic rider had to wait for the replay to be sure he’d won what’s ever hipster’s favorite race in Europe. Swift won in a five-up sprint, with John Degenkolb (Lotto-Soudal) leading the bunch in at 25 seconds back.
The moment speaker Daniel Mangeas announced the winner of the Tro Bro Leon over the sound system pic.twitter.com/uGDo4gKmH8
— the Inner Ring (@inrng) May 16, 2021
Pauline Ferrand-Prévot cleared for Nové Město World Cup
Pauline Ferrand-Prévot will race the MTB World Cup on Sunday.
The Frenchwoman crashed hard in the Nové Město Short Track race Friday, hitting her face and stomach and abandoning. After checks in hospital Friday night, the 29-year-old has confirmed she will be able to start the cross country race Sunday.
“I left the hospital yesterday night and everything seems to be ok. I just didn’t sleep a lot. I want to say thank you to my Absolut Abasolon staff,” she wrote Saturday. “For sure I want to start tomorrow because this crash was a big fake and I wanted to save my legs for the ‘true’ race on Sunday.”