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Wellens wins Trofeo de Tramuntana

2 February 2019
Wellens wins Trofeo de Tramuntana

First victory of the year for Lotto Soudal.

For the third consecutive year, Wellens won the Trofeo de Tramuntana. The Lotto Soudal rider, atop on his Ridley fully quipped Campagnolo, finished solo in Deiá, ahead of Emanuel Buchmann and world champion Alejandro Valverde. From the start, Lotto Soudal wanted to light up the race and make it a long and tough day in the saddle. Still early in the race, the bunch was split to pieces but eventually calm restored in the peloton. Three riders managed to take some advantage, with the peloton chasing behind.

During the finale, Emanuel Buchmann reached out his hand to a solo victory but Hermans, Higuita and Lotto Soudal rider Tim Wellens did not let that happen again. They set up a chase and somewhat later, Wellens joined Buchmann at the font of the race. Around five kilometres from the line, Wellens attacked, distanced Buchmann and rode solo to his third consecutive victory in Deiá.


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