Leading the peloton was Mavi García, the first woman to be honored with bib number 312 in the event, the winner of three Grand Tours Alberto Contador, Jan Ullrich the former cyclist and winner of the 1997 Tour de France, triple world champion Óscar Freire, and three-time podium winner of the Tour de France, Joseba Beloki and Pedro Horrillo. All the participants are currently riding on the roads of the island until they complete the distance of 167, 225 and 312 kilometers.
Honoree Mavi García recalled at the starting line that it’s an honor for her to carry the number 312 as a native of Mallorca, “I will be riding according to the sensations and enjoying the atmosphere”. Ullrich expressed once again his joy in meeting his former rivals, especially, Joseba Beloki. For his part, Alberto Contador assured that, “the rain is not a problem as he participates in this edition of the Mallorca 312”.
The first cyclist to complete the 167 kilometers of the Mallorca 167 has been Pere Amengual with a time of 4 hours and 52 minutes and 23 seconds. The first woman to complete the 167 kilometers was Elspethkatie Storrar with a time of 6 hours, 11 minutes and 40 seconds.
There are still many cyclists riding to complete the race in this challenge celebrating its eleventh edition of the Mallorca 312. Starting at 8:00 p.m., with the arrival of the last cyclist, the final party is scheduled in the tent where all the cyclists are expected to enjoy the celebrations of the Mallorca 312.
The Mallorca 312 has also shared a part of its route with the Mallorca Paracycling Tour adapted cycling competition and its winner has been Thomas Frühwirth, who in 2020 was selected for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan.
This event is sponsored by the Balearic Islands Tourism Agency and the Mallorca Tourism Foundation ( Estrategia Turística de las Islas Baleares and la Fundació Mallorca Turisme).