Rafal Majka continues Tour de France success with stage 17 victory

Two stage wins and polka-dot jersey for Pole Rafal Majka as Vincenzo Nibali puts more time into rivals

Rafal Majka wins stage seventeen of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) won his second stage of the 2014 Tour de France, and the third for Tinkoff-Saxo in five days.

Majka was the victor from a large breakaway group which attacked in the early kilometres of the stage. Despite initially failing to follow fellow break companion Giovanni Visconti’s (Movistar) attack, Majka paced his way back up to the Italian and soon passed him.

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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.