Maiden win for Fenn in Palma
The 21-year-old, who rode for Scotland in the 2010 Commonwealth Games but was born in Hertfordshire and now lives in Kent, beat Andre Schulze (NetApp) and Alexander Porsev (Katusha) to the line at the end of the 116km city circuit race.
It was Fenn’s first victory as a professional and included some notable sprinting scalps with Radioshack’s Daniele Bennati, a winner of 12 Grand Tour stages, back in fifth.
"I'm ecstatic," said Fenn. "I've been dreaming of a victory like this. The team did some extraordinary work. In the last three laps we took charge of the race. In the final Matteo Trentin carried me splendidly and I managed to win. It's my first success as a pro; the joy is indescribable. I can't wait to share it with my team mates this evening."
The race marked the season debut of defending Tour de France champion Cadel Evans, who finished 1:43 back, while Saxo Bank’s treble Grande Boucle champion Contador was also content to get some race mileage under his legs, finishing 15 seconds off the 56-man front group along with Radioshack’s siblings from Luxembourg.
The Trofeo Palma was the opening event of the Majorca Challenge which consists of a series of five one-day races. Monday’s Trofeo Migjorn is held on more of a transitional, rolling course.