Elia Viviani apologises to teammates after second place in Mallorca

New Team Sky recruit Elia Viviani says sorry for not capitalising on the hard work of his lead-out train, as IAM Cycling's Matteo Pelucchi surges to victory

Matteo Pelucchi wins the 2015 Trofeo Santanyi, with Elia Viviani (right) taking second

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Sprinter Elia Viviani has high hopes for Team Sky’s lead-out train at the upcoming Dubai Tour after he sped to second place on Challenge Mallorca’s first day.

The Italian was pipped by IAM Cycling’s Matteo Pelucchi to the podium’s top spot, with Movistar’s Jose Joaquin Rojas rounding out the top three.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.