Rafał Majka

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Rafał Majka at the Tour of Poland 2013

Rafał Majka (born 12 September 1989) is a Polish professional cyclist. He rides for the Tinkhoff-Saxo team.[1] He won the Polka dot jersey in the 2014 Tour de France.

Majka won his first professional victory on Stage 14 of the 2014 Tour de France.[2] He won again on Stage 17.[3] He did well in the other mountain stages too, and won the polka dot jersey for the best climber. He is the first Pole to win a jersey in the Tour de France.

In 2013, he competed in the Giro D'Italia for the first time. He finished 7th, eight minutes behind the winner Vincenzo Nibali. In 2014, he finished 6th.

Significant results[change | change source]

2008
1st Trofeo Enzo Sacchi
3rd GP Città di Monsummano
4th Trofeo S.C. Corsanico
2009
1st Firenze–Viareggio
3rd Bologna–Raticosa
4th Gran Premio Città di Empoli
5th Trofeo Nesti & Nelli
8th GP Capodarco
8th Trofeo Pedalata Elettrica
9th Trofeo S.C. Corsanico
9th Coppa Caduti
2010
2nd GP Chianti Colline d'Elsa
3rd Overall Giro delle Pesche Nettarine
3rd Bologna–Raticosa
3rd Trofeo Città di Lastra a Signa
5th Coppa Sportivi Malvesi
7th GP Brogio
9th GP Palio del Recioto
9th Firenze–Viareggio
10th Overall Karpacki Wyścig Kurierów
1st Stage 2 (ITT)
10th Trofeo Matteotti
2012
3rd Japan Cup
7th Overall Tour of Beijing
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
2013
2nd Milano–Torino
3rd Giro di Lombardia
4th Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Jersey white.svg Points classification
7th Overall Giro d'Italia
Held Jersey white.svg after Stages 7, 10–14, 18–19
2014
Tour de France
1st Stages 14 & 17
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
4th Overall Critérium International
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
6th Overall Giro d'Italia
Held Jersey white.svg after Stages 8–15


References[change | change source]

  1. Stokes, Shane (13 September 2012). "Majka renews contract with Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. "Tour de France: Majka wins in Risoul". Cyclingnews.com. 19 July 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  3. "Tour de France: Majka victorious on Pla d'Adet". Cyclingnews.com. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.