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Tejay van Garderen (center) says the first two days of the Trofeo de Mallorca have been relatively stress free. (Blandine Roquelet photo.)
Tejay van Garderen (center) says the first two days of the Trofeo de Mallorca have been relatively stress free. (Blandine Roquelet photo.)

Trofeo Migjorn: Another Bunch Sprint

6. February 2012

Campos, Spain

The second day of the Trofeo de Mallorca ended the same as the first – with a bunch sprint  – and the BMC Racing Team biding its time for the final two, more difficult days of the race.

Low Stress Start

The 171.7-kilometer Trofeo Migjorn was won by Andrew Fenn (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), who also took Sunday's opener. BMC Racing Team's Tejay van Garderen said his first two races of the season have been a welcome change from what he experienced in past years. "It's kind of interesting to be on a team doing a flat stage and not having all the stress for a sprint," he said. "I'm used to having guys like Mark Cavendish or André Greipel or Matt Goss on the team. Those were all full-stress days. So it's nice to start the first race and just relax." Tuesday's 151 km race will feature six categorized climbs, terrain that is likely to split the pack. "It was a bit hectic today due to the weather and the wind," BMC Racing Team's Steve Cummings said. "I'm just trying to find the rhythm of the race."