Mallorca Challenge 2023: Trophies, profiles, favourites, TV, awards…

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Mallorca Challenge 2023: Trophies, profiles, favourites, TV, awards...

One more January comes the Challenge of Mallorca, the race that marks the beginning of the year for many runners and does so on Spanish soil. Used to more pleasant temperatures that in the rest of Spain, for this edition, which will be the 32nd, the Challenge will be marked by rain and low temperatures. In total, it will consist of five trophies, as in 2022, and with a large list of participants. In addition, a decade later it can be seen on television. We review the five profiles of the different Trophies:

Wednesday January 25. Calvià Trophy: Palmanova-Palmanova (150.1 km) Winner in 2022: Brandon McNulty

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Thursday January 26. Ses Salines-Alcúdia Trophy (158.6 km) Winner in 2022: Biniam Girmay

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Friday January 27. Andratx-Mirador d’Es Colomer Trophy (Pollença) (160.9 km) Winner in 2022: Alejandro Valverde

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Saturday January 28. Serra de Tramuntana Trophy: Lloseta-Lloseta (155.5 km) Winner in 2022: Tim Wellens

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Sunday January 29. Palma Trophy: Palma-Palma (141.3 km) Winner in 2022: Arnaud de Lie

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Participants

The peloton for this 32nd edition of the race will be made up of a total of 21 teams (after the withdrawal of the Kiwi due to last-minute problems with UCI licenses), eight from the UCI World Team category (Movistar, Quick Step, UAE, Cofidis , Bora, Education First, Intermaché and Arkea), 10 UCI Pro Team (including Caja Rural, Burgos, Euskaltel and Kern Pharma), 3 UCI Continental Team, as well as the Spanish Track Team.

Favorites

Some illustrious like Julian Alaphilppe, Iván García Cortina, Jesús Herrada, Tim Wellens, Brandon McNulty, Guillaume Martin, Lennard Kämna, Thomas de Gendt… will be part of the game. Except for the fifth and last test, with flat terrain, the previous four will have broken terrain in which various runners, such as those mentioned, will have numerous sources.

Prizes of each Trophy

1st place: €5,785 (125 UCI points)

2nd place: €2,895 (85)

3rd place: €1,445 (70)

4th place: €715 (60)

5th place: €580 (50)

TOTAL: €14,520 per day. Total of the 5 trophies = €72,600.00

TV

After a decade without television, in 2023 the race can be seen on Teledeporte and Eurosport. On the 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th from 3:00 p.m. (end scheduled between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.) and on the 29th from 12:45 p.m. (end around 2:00 p.m.). In AS, all the information and chronicles of the race.

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