10th Challenge Mallorca - 1.4 (x5)

Spain, February 4-8, 2001

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The Challenge International Vuelta a Mallorca is a series of five separate category 1.4 races, taking place from February 4-8 on the Spanish island. It starts with a traditional 80 kilometre circuit race in Palma's Paseo Marítimo, just enough to usher the riders in to the 2001 season. On Monday, February 5, there will be a 180 kilometre race from Manacor to Can Picafort, the longest day of the whole tour. The Coll d'Honor (km 81.5) and Coll de Sa Batalla (km 126) climbs are the main obstacles to overcome.

The third race will start in Cala Bona on February 6, taking the riders 163 kilometres to the finish in Cala Rajada. There are only two 4th category mountains to overcome, at Son Tovell (km 17) and Son Morell (km 141). However, the penultimate race will be harder, starting in Alcudia and taking in the first category climb of Puig Major as well as Valldemossa (km 50) and the Coll de Sóller (km 90), before finishing in Port d'Alcudia after 172 km.

The finale on February 8 will start and finish in Palmanova, a 153 kilometre stage with three second category climbs: Coll de Galilea (km.16), Coll de Sa Gramola (km 58), Coll de sa Creu (km 109) and the third category Coll de sa Bastida.

The Races

  • Stage 1 - February 4: Palma circuit race, 80 km
  • Stage 2 - February 5: Manacor - Can Picafort, 180 km
  • Stage 3 - February 6: Cala Bona - Cala Rajada, 163 km
  • Stage 4 - February 7: Alcudia - Port d'Alcudia, 172 km
  • Stage 5 - February 8: Palmanova - Palmanova, 153 km

Starting list

Banesto (Spa)
ONCE (Spa)
Kelme (Spa)
Fuenlabrada-Relax (Spa)
Euskaltel-Euskadi (Spa)
Jazztel-Costa Almeria (Spa)
Team Nürnberger (Ger)
Telekom (Ger)
Gerolsteiner (Ger)
Rabobank (Ned)
Batavus (Ned)
Maia (Por)
Post Swiss Team (Swi)
Domo-Farm Frites (Bel)
Festina (Fra)
Linda McCartney (Gbr)
Lampre (Ita)
Mapei (Ita)