The Challenge Mallorca race took place last week in Mallorca. This year the race has been moved earlier in the calendar, I guess to make room for the Dubai Tour, which started today. There’s a video of highlights of the stage here, so I won’t give away the winner. This first stage covered the south of the island—areas that most Cycle Mallorca visitors don’t get to see as we focus on the north where the mountains are more. But there’s some beautiful riding here as you can see from the video, roads that we’re now incorporating into the first day of our Tour of the Island. This tour starts in the little seaside resort of Sant Jordi, down the west coast from the Bay of Palma, and heads east to the second night’s stop in PortoCristo. Watch the video and get a taste of the atmosphere of those roads!