Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka got its 2016 European racing campaign off to a good start at the Challenge Mallorca today as Edvald Boasson Hagen sprinted to 3rd place. Stiehl Photography was on hand to capture the best moments of the day..
Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) lived up to his pre-race favourite tag and took the win of the opening Challenge Mallorca race. Sam Bennett (Bora Argon 18) was 2nd while we had Edvald Boasson Hagen up there in 3rd place. After Natnael Berhane tried on multiple occasions to get into the early break of the day, eventually it was 3 riders who managed to get away. Grischa Janorschke (Roth), Eneko Lizarralde (Euskadi) and Domingos Goncalves (Caja Rural) were the escapees who pushed on to a 5 minute lead in the opening 50km. Lotto-Soudal were the team who took control of the peloton from early on and brought.