Rafal Majka wins on stage eleven of the 2015 Tour de France (Watson)

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.

At just 26-years-old, Majka already boasts a palmarès that most riders would be satisfied with at the end of their careers. Two stage wins and the mountains classification at the 2014 Tour de France marked a stand-out year for him, but he soon added to that with another impressive breakaway stage win in the 2015 edition before going on to take third place overall at the Vuelta a España.

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 future Tinkoff team seems uncertain, if the current squad of riders remains together under a new name Majka will likely come to the fore in carrying the team’s GC hopes, with teammate Alberto Contador set to bow out from the sport at the end of 2016.

Major results: Tour de France – 3x stage wins | Tour de France 2014 mountains classification | Tour of Poland 2014 overall | Vuelta a España 2015 3rd overall

Tour of Poland - Stage 6

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Tour of Poland - Stage 5

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Rafal Majka attacks on stage seventeen of the 2014 Tour de France

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