Rafal Majka

Tour de France stage 17 in photos

And so the Tinkoff-Saxo show continues. Following one of Michael Rogers’ best days of his career, Rafal Majka claimed his second Tour de France win today on stage 17. The Polish rider also increased his lead in the Mountains Classification over Joaquim Rodriguez by a considerable margin. In the race for the podium, it was a fantastic […]


Majka press conference audio: The Tour suits me better than the Giro d’Italia

Double Tour de France stage winner Rafal Majka has said that he believes his future in the race could be a very good one, with the Polish rider thriving during his first participation. The Tinkoff Saxo competitor was seventh and sixth in the past two editions of the Giro d’Italia. It was initially not thought […]


Majka wins again as Tinkoff-Saxo go back-to-back at Le Tour

Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) has taken a second stage win at the 2014 Tour de France, winning solo on the uphill finish to Pla d’Adet on stage 17, just four days after his victory to Risoul. Majka had been part of a 22-rider lead group that came together after descending the first of the day’s four […]


Tour de France stage 14 in photos

Second on stage 13 in Chamrousse, Tour de France debutant Rafal Majka went on the attack again and stayed away from a long lasting escape to claim his first stage victory in Risoul while Vincenzo Nibali again showed his dominance and as he crossed the finish line in second place putting more time into all […]


Bjarne Riis: ‘Majka is a happy little b***ard right now’

He’s known for being withdrawn, distant in speaking to to reporters, but Bjarne Riis was effusive at the finish of stage fourteen in Risoul. Approximately 30 minutes earlier Rafal Majka had won the Tour’s second Alpine stage, going clear early on and holding off a hard-chasing Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Ag2r La Mondiale’s Jean Christophe […]


Rafal Majka climbs to stage 14 victory in his first Tour de France

Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) has become just the second Polish rider to win a stage of the Tour de France, taking victory on the summit finish to Risoul on stage 14 of his first Tour de France. Majka had been part of the stage-long breakaway before he attacked from the disintegrating group on the final climb […]


Tinkov: If the Tour de France started tomorrow, Contador would beat Froome

Although Chris Froome was in dominant form in the recent Tour de Romandie, taking the general classification and beating Tony Martin to win the final time trial, Tinkoff Saxo team owner Oleg Tinkov has said that he believes Alberto Contador is in better condition. “If the Tour started tomorrow, I think Alberto would beat him. […]