Ethan Vernon sprints to victory in final leg of the Challenge Mallorca

Brit sees off challenge from Biniam Girmay

Ethan Vernon
(Image credit: Dario Belingheri / Getty)

Ethan Vernon opened his account for the season by taking victory in a bunch sprint at the Trofeo Palma de Palma.

The British 22-year-old saw off Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) and Jame Van De Paar (Lotto Dstny) in the sprint, after a lead-out from his Soudal-Quick Step teammates in the final two kilometres left him ideally positioned following a tight corner 500 metres from the line.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.