Belgian Tim Wellens, riding with Lotto-Soudal, won Friday’s Serra de Tramuntana trophy, the second of four Mallorca Challenge races.

Wellens won a breakaway success after a 159.9km ride through tricky mountainous terrain from Soller to Deia.

The 25-year-old Belgian made up for the disappointment of a second place finish at the same venue two years ago while last year he came in tenth.

His compatriot Louis Vervaeke placed second ahead of Spaniard Vicente Garcia de Mateos as Lotto-Soudal made it two wins in two days with German sprinter Andre Greipel having won the Porreres-Felanitx-SesSalines-Campos trophy on Thursday.

Saturday sees racers compete for the Andratx-Mirador d’Es Colomer trophy over 158.7km with a hill climb finish to Creueta. – Agence France-Presse

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