Andy Fenn claimed his second Challenge Majorca victory in as many days, winning the Trofeo Migjorn in another bunch sprint.
The British neo-pro, riding for Omega Pharma-Lotto, is one of the hottest properties in the pro peloton and claimed victory number two by outsprinting Alexander Porsev (Katusha) and Matteo Pelucchi (Europcar), while Team Sky’s Edvald Boasson Hagen finished fifth.
The 171.1km Trofeo Migjorn is part of Challenge Majorca, a series of four one-day races on the Spanish island.
“So, what’s the best way to ride your first race as a WorldTour professional? WIN IT!! Just like Andy Fenn! This lad is good, believe me,” tweeted Mark Cavendish after his compatriot’s first win on Sunday. Although Fenn actually began his pro career at the Tour Down Under last month, praise from the world road race champion underlines the 21-year-old’s huge potential.
Fenn, who claimed world under-23 silver last year, won Junior Paris-Roubaix in 2008 and is now targetting a spot in his team’s Classics squad, likely to be led by Tom Boonen.
“I’d love to ride in a supporting role,” Fenn told Cycling Weekly. “It’s possible, but nothing is definite. I’d like to learn from the guys; the more you ride those races the more you can learn.”