Photo: © Roberto Bettini
Rui Costa narrowly edged out Joan Horrach and teamate José Iván Gutiérrez for a one-three for Caisse d’Epargne in today’s 4th race of the Challenge Ciclista a Mallorca. The 143km stage to Trofeo Deià journeyed over the category two Puig Major for the second time in 4 days. The highest peak in Mallorca proved decisive once again as the top three finishers broke away from the main field with the two Caisse riders working together perfectly to set up Costa for the win.
Notables racing today were: Frank Schleck, Marzio Bruseghin, Tony Martin, Jens Voigt, Linus Gerdemann and Igor Anton Hernandez
1 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d’Epargne_________3:27:31
2 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha________0:00:02
3 José Iván Gutiérrez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne_0:00:07