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Cycling: Meersman victorious on final day in Mallorca

Belgian Gianni Meersman claimed the Alcudia Trophy on the final day of the Mallorca challenge on Wednesday.

MADRID: Belgian Gianni Meersman claimed the Alcudia Trophy on the final day of the Mallorca challenge on Wednesday.

The Omega Pharma-Quick-Step rider pipped Spaniard Jose Francisco Ventoso and Britain's Ben Swift in a sprint to the line to win the 162km ride from Muro to Alcudia in a time of three hours 50min 07secs.

It was a second consecutive day that the Belgian team came out on top after Poland's Michal Kwiatowski won the Serra de Tramuntana Trophy on Tuesday.

Italian Sacha Modolo claimed victory for Lampre Merida on the opening two days of the four-stage event which consists of four separate races without a general classification.

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