This Friday, Kobe Goossens took the second victory of 2023 for Intermarché-Circus-Wanty thanks to an impressive stunt in the Trofeo Andratx, the third race of the Mallorca Challenge.
After animating the beginning of the race alongside Rui Costa, the winner of the Trofeo Calvia two days earlier, the Belgian rider attacked at the foot of the Coll de Puig Major, the principal climb of the parcours with 70 kilometer to go. He managed to join the breakaway and even pass them together with Cian Uijtdebroeks. On the top their advantage was around one minute.
The two men showed an impressive resistance to the peloton, which desperately tried to decrease the gap. Goossens then distance Uijtdebroeks, starting a solo of 20 kilometer towards the finish on top of Mirador d’Es Colomer.
At the end of the final clim of 3 kilometer, Goossens won with an advantage of 39 seconds on the first chaser. It is his first victory as a professional rider and his first success since the Tour du Jura 2019. Rui Costa took thirteenth place. With this victory, Intermarché-Circus-Wanty is the only team to finish on the first three races of the Mallorca Challenge.