Michal Kwiatkowski claims solo victory at Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana in Mallorca
Michal Kwiatkowski claimed a solo victory at the one-day Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana in Mallorca.
Last Updated: 11/02/14 8:00pm
The 23-year-old Omega Pharma - Quick-Step rider escaped from the peloton alongside Team Sky's Sergio Henao in the closing stages of the 152.9km race and later forged clear on his own to seal a 27-second victory.
Team Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen won a bunch sprint for second place, with Astana's Francesco Gavazzi taking third.
Kwiatkowski said afterwards: "I arrived alone and it is super nice when you can raise your arms in the sky for the win. It is a great feeling and I am very happy about it."
Henao attacked on the final climb, Puig Major, and after Kwiatkowski followed, the pair swiftly bridged across to the day's five-man breakaway.
The group initially worked together as a seven, but with the peloton bearing down, the young Pole kicked again 6km from home and quickly opened up a gap that his rivals were unable to close.
Simon Yates (Orica-GreenEdge) was the highest British finisher, in 13th. Sir Bradley Wiggins finished 17min 41sec down on the winner, in 125th.
1 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step, 3:59:51
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky, +27sec
3 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana, same time
4 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step, st
5 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step, st
6 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step, st
7 Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos-BH, st
8 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, st
9 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana, st
10 Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky, st