Nationality: Polish Date of birth: September 12, 1989 Height: 173cm Weight: 62kg Team: Tinkoff Twitter:@majkaformal
One of a fine crop of young Polish riders along with the likes of Michal Kwiatkowski, Rafal Majka has already made his name as a competitive climber and GC contender in some of the world’s toughest races.
While that Grand Tour podium finish was a breakthrough for the Tinkoff rider in the three-week races, he’s also shown prowess in the shorter stage races, with an overall win at his home race the Tour of Poland, as well as in one-day races, with podium finishes at Milan-Torino and the Il Lombardia.
Though the Tinkoff team stopped racing, two key members of that squad remained together in Rafal Majka and Peter Sagan but under a new name in Bora-Hansgrohe with Majka coming to the fore in carrying the team’s GC hopes. Especially after former teammate Alberto Contador moved on to Trek-Segafredo.
The 2017 Tour de France sees Majka finally set up for a GC challenge of his own with a solid team backing him up including five time green jersey winner and world champ, Peter Sagan, and upcoming German rider, Emanuel Buchmann.